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R&D Professional III - New Product Development Engineer

Avanos Medical
United States, Georgia, Alpharetta
5405 Windward Parkway (Show on map)
June 06, 2024

Requisition ID:5561

Job Title:R&D Professional III - New Product Development Engineer

Job Country:United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

  • Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
  • Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
  • Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

The Avanos COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: This Policy applies to U.S. customer-facing / field-based employees & Avanos leadership: All U.S. customer-facing / field-based employees hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of being fully vaccinated does not need to be disclosed until a job offer has been made but must be submitted within 48 hours after the acceptance of the job offer. If you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, you may apply for an exemption or deferral after you accept the job offer and before your scheduled start date. The reasonable accommodation provided to the employee, if any, will depend on the employee's job and the applicable facts, but it may include weekly COVID-19 testing and masking requirements. New hires who do not submit, before their scheduled start date, proof of being fully vaccinated or a request for a reasonable accommodation will have their job offer revoked.

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter.We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit www.avanos.com.

Sr. Engineer: New Product DevelopmentEngineer will support concept to commercialization of a newenteral feeding device(s) in the Digestive Health Business Unit.You will workwith Marketing and cross functional team(s) to convert user needs into Engineering requirements and feasible solutions leading to commercialization of medical device(s).Along with participating in large projects as a SME on a sub-system, it is expected that this role will be able to also lead small NPD projects and technology development projects. Primary duties include assessing engineering requirements from user needs, component/ material(s) selection, planning product design, developing test system(s), prototyping, verification and reliability test planning and execution.

EssentialDutiesand Responsibilities:

  • Provide tactical platform level technical leadership for developing medical devices.
  • Drive product development and design control activities from concept to commercialization via Avanos' stage-gate process.
  • Design and develops components, products, processes, fixtures, and test method development.
  • Create engineering specifications, drawings, work instructions and technical reports.
  • Navigate the Intellectual landscape for filings and protection.
  • Present and discuss technical concepts, tradeoffs, analyses, cost, and performance estimates and steer the product development team with data driven decisions.
  • Apply a working knowledge of materials and processes used in medical devices.
  • Conduct and timely document technical design reviews.
  • Manage new mold sampling, material samples, engineering changes, etc.
  • Lead cooperative efforts with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.
  • Assist in Strategizing and executing customer facing activities like voice of customer and customer centric design for assigned project.



  • BS in Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering or Plastics Engineering.
  • Expert in Solidworks 3D modeling design.
  • Proficient in material selection, thermoplastics and thermoset molding processes.
  • Ability to read engineering prints and apply GD&T and use metrology and measuring equipment.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Solidworks CSWE and/or CSWP certification.
  • Experience with Plastic or Rubber Injection Molding and extrusion, Laser Engraving, Assembly, Finishing, Machining.
  • Expertise in statistical software like Minitab and SAS-JMP.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • Certification in engineering analysis including tolerance analysis, GD&T, FEA.
  • Experience with assembly lines and developing process documentation.
  • 7+ years of product development experience with 3 years in a lead role.
  • Class I and class II medical device experience is desired.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

Join us at Avanos

Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

Make your career count

Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees - through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary - our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

Avanos offers a generous 401(k) employer match of 100% of each pretax dollar you contribute on the first 4% and 50% of the next 2% of pay contributed with immediate vesting.

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