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Test Engineer

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

Requisition ID:5793

Job Title:Test 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.

R&D Test Engineer

Position Purpose

This position will work closely with laboratory management and the product development team to ensure all specification requirements are effectively and efficiently tested for Avanos products. In addition, this position is also responsible for the physical, mechanical, and chemical tests of current and new product designs.

Job Position Accountabilities / Expectations

General Core Competencies

  • Must understand and be fully committed to impartiality and perform all testing in an unbiased manner.

  • Excellent at retrieving, reading, and understanding internal and external standardized test methods, protocols, and work instructions

  • Advanced level understanding of good laboratory practices and good documentation practices.

  • Can work unsupervised, excellent at self training on standardized test methods, protocols, and work instructions. Can self define work direction from project needs or from collegues outside of the lab.

  • Excellent time management skills to effectively manage work to ensure timely, quality driven execution of deliverables.

  • Excellent project management skills, setting project / task deadlines, managing technician schedules, machine utilization and appropriately prioritize workload for organization, self, and others.

  • Excellent sense of self discipline in completing assigned tasks, knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits; seeks feedback; gains insights from mistakes; is open to criticism; isn't defensive. Controls self and manages weaknesses; pursues what one thinks is right.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accomplishes tasks thoroughly through concern for all areas involved. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.

  • Excellent communication skills, can effectively communicate, interact with, present to, and work with many different people and groups about testing, project work, laboratory capabilities, and technical product information.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Will be actively involved in writing, and maintaining work instructions to carry out product testing under the direction of lab management or the test requestor.

  • Will be actively involved in test method development with other engineering departments including the physical design, setup, and ruggedness testing of new methods.

  • Will be actively involved in writing and owning old and new test equipment use work instructions.

  • Will be actively involved in test method validation including coordinating and participating in the execution of the validation.

  • Will be actively involved in equipment calibration, including the evaluation, purchase, & validations of test equipment as well as lead out of tolerance investigations.

  • Will be active user of the quality system (EtQ), including equipment profiles, test methods, protocls. Will be exposed to and access design control documentation such as product specifiactions, user needs, etc.

  • Will be actively involved in developing laboratory processes. Will help drive compliance and changes as needed.

  • Will be actively involved in the administration and use of the laboratory information system (EtQ, LIMS). Will be responsible for interfacing with various departments to design and maintain testing projects in LIMS for technicians to use to electronically collect data. Will be responsible for ensuring full lab compliance with LIMS utilization from project request, data entry, review, and results reporting.

  • Will be actively involved in QNC/CAPA processes, can determine necessary action items to document root causes, and drive their closures.

  • Will be actively involved in of stability management and testing at a basic level, can coordinates and track stability projects.

  • Will train and and coordinate training of staff on equipment and test methods.

  • Will be actively involved in supplier & vendor qualification for calibration, staffing, and testing services in terms of project needs within time/budget requirements.

  • Will be actively involved in interfacing with lab customers (test requestors) as a technical resource for the lab. This will include development of test methods, results, training, and project management in general, and to seek clarification and directions as needed. Will seve as a technical interface to the laboratory regarding testing capability, project status updates, analysis of test results, and test results reporting. Must understand and pursue customer satisfaction while remaining committed to impartiality and performing all testing in an unbiased manner.

  • Will be actively involved in participating in internal audits and preparing for external audits.

  • May assist sample management coordinator, and contribute to the proper inventorying, storage, and disposition of test samples.

  • Will serve as a technical reviewer for most internal test methods. Can train and qualify new reviewers.

  • Will be involved in planning Lean / 6S / 6 sigma projects. Must set an example of manitaining a clean and organized work space.

  • Will learn and develop testing automation equipment / routines to simplify and expedite testing.

  • Will be actively involved in pursuing the improvement of laboratory metrics, customer feedback, addressing complaints.

  • Will be actively involved with understanding product specification and working with other R&D departments.

  • Will learn and be familiar with external test methods (consensus standards, etc.), will evaluate their suitability for product testing, and will adapt them as necessary into internal company test methods.



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or biomedical sciences.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to organize and present data in a clear and concise manner.


  • 1+ years minimum experience performing testing and/or inspection in a laboratory setting or manufacturing environment, preferably in the medical device industry.

  • Experience using laboratory tools/instrumentation including (calipers, micrometers, vision systems, tensile testers, etc).

  • Working knowledge of other laboratory software and mechanical drafting a plus.
  • Average or better verbal and written communications skills.

Specialized or Essential Knowledge Required

  • Working knowledge of CAD.

  • Familiar with ISO, ANSI, AAMI, ASTM standards for testing.

  • Familiar with Good Laboratory Practices.

  • Basic hand tool operation and use, i.e. torque wrench.

  • Use of precision measuring tools, i.e. calipers, micrometer, depth gauge.

  • Self starter.

Physical Demands

  • Eyesight correctable to 20/20.

  • Able to lift 50 pounds, occasionally.

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position. This document is not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of incumbents. Management may at any time assign other duties in addition to those listed here, with or without modifying this position description.

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.

free onsite gym | benefits on day 1 | HQ region voted 'best place to live' by USA Today

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