Test Engineer

Engineering
Miami, FL
Posted 7 months ago

Job Summary:

This position involves designing and conducting tests, analyzing data, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure that orthopedic devices meet regulatory standards, user requirements, and industry best practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Strong background in many areas such as programming (machine language/software), electronics, and mechanical test equipment.  Experience operating and maintaining test equipment such as MTS, Instron, and other test equipment related to mechanical and wear testing in medical devices.
  • Solid background in Mechanics of Materials (i.e. with plastics and metals alloys such as Ti, CoCr, SS and UHMWPE). 
  • Collaborate with product development teams to understand device specifications, intended use, and performance requirements.
  • Design and develop test protocols and procedures for devices, considering factors such as mechanical properties, durability, and biomechanics.
  • Conduct a variety of tests on orthopedic devices, such as mechanical testing, fatigue testing, wear testing, and biomechanical analysis.
  • Perform testing using specialized equipment, instrumentation, and testing fixtures. Maintain accurate and organized records of testing procedures, data, and results.
  • Ensure adherence to test protocols and standards to obtain accurate and reliable results.
  • Collect and record test data, including measurements, observations, and relevant parameters.
  • Analyze test results to assess device performance, identify trends, and detect any anomalies. 
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive test reports summarizing findings and conclusions.
  • Stay up to date with relevant regulatory standards (e.g., FDA, ISO) and industry guidelines for orthopedic medical device testing.  Attend industry meetings and work at test houses as needed.
  • Ensure that testing processes and documentation adhere to regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with design engineers, R&D teams, and quality assurance personnel to address testing-related issues and incorporate feedback into device design.
  • Communicate test results, findings, and recommendations effectively to cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of orthopedic medical devices, anatomy, and biomechanics.
  • Proficiency in designing and executing mechanical tests, such as tensile, compression, and fatigue testing. Wear testing experience desired.
  • Familiarity with relevant standards and regulations, such as ASTM, ISO, and FDA guidance documents.
  • Experience with test equipment and instrumentation used in orthopedic device testing.
  • Analytical skills to interpret test data, identify trends, and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis and expertise with Minitab Statistical Analysis Software.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Previous experience in orthopedic medical device testing or a related field is a plus.
  • Strong technical writing skills

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