Medical Murray
  • North Barrington, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

R&D Engineer

Medical Murray is a leading medical device development and manufacturing company, serving clients throughout the world.

Medical Murray focuses on providing its clients with any or all of the development engineering and/or manufacturing services required to move a new medical device along the development path from concept to production. Our focus is on three market areas: less invasive vascular, urologic and surgical applications.

Our core experience is with custom catheter systems and components, complex disposables and implantables.

We're looking for team players with a can-do attitude to share in our vision and corporate values. Medical Murray offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and an energetic work environment.

Currently, we are looking for an R&D Engineer to join our facility in North Barrington, IL.

Job Description:

The R&D Engineer position performs the function of design engineer for product development work on medical devices in the Development department in support of the Development department objectives to provide goods and services that meet customer's requirements for quality, quantity and timeliness. The primary role of the Development Engineer is to conduct development projects on time and on-budget that meet the customer's objectives, bringing the projects to successful conclusions that meet all the client's objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to follow Medical Murray Quality system, including all applicable SOP's included in the Training Matrix
  • Develop and engineer disposable medical devices from concept to production
  • Hands-on product and process development of catheter and other disposable products
  • Design devices in SolidWorks and build prototypes in laboratory environment
  • Design, prototype and construct catheters, catheter-based delivery systems and other disposable devices for disciplines ranging from cardiology and neurology to urology
  • Acquisition, setup and installation qualification of new equipment, including creation of PM procedure as necessary
  • Support of equipment maintenance, as appropriate per skills and knowledge, manage escalation to Technology Manager
  • Support or perform equipment re-entry to line use
  • Communicate to the customer any issues and the status of the project
  • Prepare and support product development and quality planning (project schedule, resources, and budgets, etc.)
  • Participate in the quotation process for projects
  • Develop feasibility and reliability testing plans for catheter systems, including the development and validation of accurate in-vitro and in-vivo models and methods
  • Develop pilot and manufacturing equipment and procedures for devices
  • Assess feasibility of processes and support manufacturing with validation plans and time studies
  • Support product manufacturing until project is fully transitioned to production
  • Manage and assist with verification and validation activities and documentation
  • Collaborate with outside vendors on the sourcing of catheter materials, components and processing
  • Prepare documentation to support quality system for design functions (project plans, concept document, FMEA, design input, test results, drawings, etc.)
  • Complete activities as project phase checklists
  • Engage and handoff activities to manufacturing engineering
  • Support customer complaints
  • Lead design changes to existing product lines as necessary
  • Review document changes in manufacturing for impact on design intent


  • BS or MS in Biomedical Engineering is required
  • 0 - 3 years of experience in engineering for medical devices
  • Experience with SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Technical skills must include disposable design and development background, materials knowledge and prototyping
  • Project management experience is highly preferred to plan and conduct complex development projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office, Solidworks or alternative CAD program
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