Principal Mechanical Engineer - Product Development

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Naples, FL, US, 34108

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 55486 
Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer - Product Development 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Naples, FL





Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company leader in new product development and medical education. Arthrex is actively searching for a Principal Mechanical Engineer for the RF Product Development team. The successful candidates will build relationships with key customers and internal departments to help drive new product innovation and bring exciting new products to market. Excellent interpersonal and technical skills along with 12 years or more of related engineering experience with medical devices and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering are essential for this position. This position will have a strong ownership of product design and will need advanced SolidWorks skills. Electromechanical experience is highly desired. This position will be onsite at our Naples, FL campus. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design’s components or functional systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
  • Determines budgets and timelines for assigned projects.
  • Leads multifunctional new product project teams, as assigned by Engineering Manager, through project technical feasibility analysis, initiation, planning, execution, and termination, adhering closely to project timeline and budget. 
  • Maintains design history file for assigned projects, adhering to Arthrex design control procedures.
  • Provides Regulatory department technical support for assigned projects as needed.
  • Supports Marketing and Product Management with technical information to be used for training and marketing of assigned products.
  • Supports Manufacturing to provide processing improvements.
  • Supports surgeon and distributor customers by training and/or educating on technical aspects of assigned products as needed.
  • Determines necessity of testing and initiates testing of assigned products
  • Report’s progress and status of assigned projects on a timely basis. 
  • May be required travel to attend trade shows and visit established accounts as well as prospective accounts. International travel may be required.


Education/ Experience:

  • 12 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree Engineering required. Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred



  • Knowledgeable of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices required.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge preferred.
  • Project management and communication skills training preferred.
  • Working knowledge of anatomy from an orthopedic standpoint preferred.
  • Working knowledge of joint anatomy preferred.
  • Proficiency in designing products using a 3D-CAD program.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, and project implementation.
  • State of the art knowledge of orthopedic surgery principles, theories, and products preferred.
  • Historical perspective on orthopedic surgery principals, theories, and products preferred.



Regularly contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.  Considered expert in field within the organization.


Reasoning Ability:

Develops solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.  Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.


Discretion/ Latitude:

Work is performed without appreciable direction.  Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.  May supervise the activities of lower-level personnel.






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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