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Careers
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Thank you for your interest in Avantec Vascular. Our employees share a commitment to innovation, exchange of ideas and teamwork in a dynamic, rewarding environment. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce, quality work environment, and excellent benefits. We seek smart, talented, and driven individuals to join our team. We are currently hiring passionate, creative people for the positions listed below. If you are seeking a stimulating and dynamic environment where your contributions will be visible, please click on the job link below.


Summary of Current Openings
R&D ENGINEER I
SR. R&D ENGINEER
 

Benefits Summary
Avantec Vascular offers a comprehensive, competitive compensation and benefits package to help care for employees and their families. Benefits offered by Avantec include:

+ Personal Time Off (accrued over the year)
+
sick Time
+ Holidays
+
Medical, Dental and Vision
+ Life Insurance
+ Long Term Disability
+ 401k Retirement Plan (employees are eligible first of the month following hire date)
+ Employee Assistance Program

 
 
 
R&D ENGINEER I
JOB FUNCTION:

Responsible for providing creativity to the mechanical engineering design and development of new invasive and non-invasive medical device products.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
• Functions as the Quality Assurance team member from the Concept Phase through
Market Release of the Company projects.
Researches, develops, designs (utilizing CAD design software), and evaluates technical
suitability of mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies,
processes and/or equipment. Must be able to clearly communicate designs and all
requisite requirements to support personnel both verbally and in writing.
Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.
Develops and implements new concepts from initial design to market release.
Directs support personnel and coordinates their project activities.
Manually builds prototypes in accordance with engineering instructions, drawings
and specifications.
Sets-up and manually operates routine and non-routine test equipment.
Writes and submits intellectual property (patents) invention disclosures.
Documents detailed drawings and specifications throughout all phases of research
and development.
Reviews or coordinates supplier activities to support development.
Analyzes, recommends and implements process improvements that reduce lead-time,
eliminate non-valued added work, improve yields, and improve process capabilities.
Works in accordance with quality system procedures.
 
Other Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work well under pressure and to meet multiple and occasional competing
deadlines while maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other employees
and supervisor.
Proficiency with CAD, word processing, spreadsheet, project management software
applications.
Ability to attend human clinical cases and interact the hospital staff in a constructive
and professional manner.
Knowledge of interventional medical products and technologies, especially catheters,
vascular access devices and guide wires.
Knowledge of medical device industry regulatory requirements including design and
control practices, GMP’s and GLP’s.
 
EDUCATION :
• B.S. Engineering or AA degree & equivalent professional working experience
 
EXPERIENCE :
• 1-3 years medical design experience in medical device/clinical environment.
 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Job duties are primarily performed in an office environment utilizing standard office
equipment such as a computer, photocopier, and telephone. The noise level in the
work environment is usually low to moderate.

May require some job duties to be performed in a laboratory environment that requires
special clothing and practices and requires strict adherence to departmental and
standard operating procedures.

 
 
SR. R&D ENGINEER
JOB FUNCTION:
Responsible for product development activities that encompass the design, testing,
fabrication and validation of systems and devices as well as ancillary systems that
may be necessary to meet company goals and objectives. This individual will also be
expected to provide leadership, mentoring and directing other engineers and
technicians in the organization. The incumbent will interact with cross functional
team members from a wide range of AVC departments in multiple geographic
locations as well as with suppliers and customers.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
• Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to
the research, development, design and evaluation of technical suitability of materials,
components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment. Clearly communicates designs
and all requisite requirements to support personnel both verbally and in writing.
• Contributes to, develops and/or performs marketing and engineering specifications,
feasibility plans/studies/reports, cost estimation/analysis, design reviews, risk and
hazard analyses, FMEAs for Design/Process/Use, product verification and validation
testing.
• Documents detailed drawings and specifications throughout all phases of research
and development.
• Directs support personnel and coordinates their project activities.
• Develops new and/or modifies existing processes, tooling and fixtures to improve
performance or increase efficiencies and yields in production.
• Reviews or coordinates supplier activities to support development.
• Analyzes, recommends and implements process improvements that
reduce lead-time, eliminate non-valued added work, improve yields, and improve
process capabilities.
• Manually builds prototypes in accordance with engineering instructions, drawings
and specifications.
• Writes and submits intellectual property disclosures (patents).
• Attend animal studies as needed.
• Ensures appropriate communication processes are established within and across
functional groups. Communicates information related to quality management system
effectiveness.
• Work in accordance with quality system procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Participate in FMEA analyses.
• Participate in patent reviews and generate intellectual property, applicable to
the Company’s clinical platforms.


EDUCATION:

BS degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Science or related degree.
Under certain circumstances, and at Management’s discretion, specific training
and/or experience may fulfill the requirements of this position.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

7-12 years medical design experience in Neurovascular medical device/clinical environment.
Uses required safety equipment when performing lab work and animal/cadaver lab work.

• Ability to Function as the Project Leader from the Concept Phase through Market
Release of Avantec Vascular projects
• Ability to work well under pressure and to meet multiple and occasional competing
deadlines while maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other employees
and supervisor.
• Proficiency with SolidWorks/CAD, word processing, spreadsheet, project
management software applications.
• Ability to attend human clinical cases and interact the hospital staff in a constructive
 
and professional manner.
• Knowledge of vascular interventional neuroradiology medical products and
technologies, especially catheters, vascular access devices and guidewires.
• Knowledge of medical device industry regulatory requirements including design
and
control practices, GMP’s and GLP’s.
• Strong analytical and communications skills.
 
Positions Supervised:

Indirect: R&D Technician (all Levels)
 
 

Message to Recruiters
The Human Resources Department manages all employment activities at the company.
To protect the interest of all parties, Avantec Vascular requires all recruiters to present a signed agreement prior to submitting any candidates. Submission of unsolicited resumes from recruiters who do not have a signed agreement in place does not create any implied obligation on the part Avantec Vascular. If you are a recruiter interested in developing a relationship with Avantec Vascular please contact the HR department. Recruiters are requested not to contact Avantec Vascular employees directly.
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Submit CV:

Email your CV or resume (doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png) to our Human Resources Department at hr@avantecvascular.com

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