Senior New Product Development Engineer: Infusion Disposables in Hebron, IL at ITW Medical

Date Posted: 6/18/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Hebron, IL
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    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

General Description:

This position is inside in the Engineering group and will report directly to the New Product Development Manager.  The primary objective will be to drive the customer-back innovation efforts in the Medical Division’s high-growth Infusion Segment. This position will be responsible for the product development process from beginning to end, from verifying the viability of the market and customers, understanding key customer pain points, and mobilizing engineering resources all the way through to product launch.

This is a highly strategic role within the ITW Medical business and provides a path for driving meaningful impact within the business, while accelerating career growth.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, modification, implementation and supporting of Infusion disposable components through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering practices. Lead others to solve technical problems using engineering and statistical techniques. Interfaces with customers and suppliers on high-volume disposable medical component design and is constantly on the lookout for new, better ways to do things.

  • Makes design changes to existing products, ensuring compatibility through appropriate testing. Provides engineering and technical support to production with respect to product specifications and requirements. Guides the successful completion of major programs or projects.

  • Concept Design: Lead product development from concepts through various stages of prototyping to final design by applying sound and good engineering principles including product requirements, concept design and selection, prototyping, testing, etc.

  • Design for manufacturability through close collaboration with Operations and Project Engineering Teams. Effectively perform design verification and transfer.

  • Customer: Work directly with customer R&D teams to identify and solve problems through innovative problem solving and product design to create sustainable differentiation. Ability to understand customer requirements and translate those requirements into product designs is required for effective performance in this position.

  • Business Acumen: Ability to translate customer needs and pain points into a value proposition that can be supported with a strong business case is a must for this role.

  • Team Work: Serve as a lead technical role on the project team. The incumbent will work closely with fellow Engineers, Customers, Sales and Manufacturing regarding New Product Development. The position requires a team-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills.

What is expected of you for success in your role

  • Demonstrates comprehensive experience in product design and development
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of Engineering principles and its application in solving complex problems
  • Demonstrates comprehensive working knowledge of the design control process as well as completing FMEA and Risk analysis
  • Uses advanced analysis tools and methods to solve complex technical problems (e.g. 3-D Modeling and Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Finite Element Analysis).
  • Applies ITW Customer-Back Innovation Process to translate customer pain points into product design, while using Design Control and ensuring value is delivered to customer and patient.
  • Works independently and with teams (technical teams and cross-functional teams) to create complex designs
  • Independently tests, analyzes and solves technical problems
  • Applies advanced statistical techniques and utilizes design of experiments
  • Applies ITW Toolbox and 80-20 to effectively drive results in a fast-paced, collaborative, low-ego work environment

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Plastics, Biomedical) required
  • A minimum of 5+ years related work experience required
  • Previous experience with injection molding in a high-volume manufacturing environment required. Experience with high-volume medical device manufacturing strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in Infusion Disposables a plus
  • Very good understanding of plastic part design, injection molding and high-volume assembly manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in the design of complex engineering grade plastic parts, mold design, and processing of engineering grade resins
  • Ability to train and coach others from technical expertise
  • Solid experience with Solidworks preferred