3D CAD Surgical Planner II

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Naples, FL, US, 34108

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 51470 
Title: Surgical Planner II 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Naples, FL









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for Surgical Planners to support our Virtual Implant Positioning (VIP) system.  The Virtual Implant Positioning (VIP) system is a preoperative surgical planning platform that offers reusable, patient-specific surgical instrumentation for total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.  The successful candidate will be responsible preparing computer aided designs and generating pre-operative surgical plans for optimal instrument and subsequent implant placement for the Arthrex VIP (Virtual Implant Positioning) system.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, and two years or more of related experience designing products using a 3D-CAD program are essential for this position.  Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for receiving incoming patient CT Scans, documenting specific information, and processing CT scan data in 3D CAD software to create optimal implant assemblies “preoperative plans” for physician approval.
  • Once physician approval has been achieved use CAD software to assemble and calibrate instruments to determine pre-operative plan and calibration requirements
  • Work in a team environment to efficiently process orders in time for surgery
  • Communicate with account managers and surgeons regarding anatomical landmark, implant and Instrument placement.
  • Work with 3D CAD software for quality control and product creation purposes.
  • Work with 3D printing technologies to create, and ship, 3D printed anatomical models upon physician request.
  • Perform Quality Control procedures to ensure conformance.
  • Reports progress and status of assignments on a timely basis.
  • Supports regulatory, marketing, and product management with technical information as directed
  • Coordinates with in-house manufacturing and 3D printing vendors to provide processing data and improvements.



Frequent use and general knowledge of CAD techniques, and standards.  (SolidWorks, Mimics, Orthovis)

General application of concepts and principles for surgical procedures and instrumentation


Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Solves problems following established policies and procedures. Refers to policies and practices for guidance.



Works under very general supervision.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. 



  • Proficiency in designing products using a 3D-CAD program such as SolidWorks, Mimics or Orthovis
  • Knowledge of MS Office required.
  • Knowledge of 3D Additive manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of surgical equipment and instrumentation
  • Knowledge of mechanical testing and inspection equipment
  • Knowledge of basic musculoskeletal anatomy



  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 2+ years relevant experience required.





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Naples

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