Design Engineer – Spine


This position is responsible for the design and development of new spinal products and/or the enhancement of existing products. Involved in creating concepts, modeling and drafting designs utilizing a 3D CAD system. Other responsibilities include assisting in the development process and working cross-functionally with our Marketing, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory and Planning teams to help manage project deliverables from conceptualization through full market launch.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Creates Computer Aided Design CAD models, assemblies, and drawing using Solidworks CAD system.
  • Maintains organized archive of all design concepts and files.
  • Performs dimension and tolerance analysis on part assemblies.
  • Performs in a self-directed environment to support production schedules.
  • Participates and contributes to decision-making process.
  • Provides status updates to the supervising engineer and other engineers submitting work requests.
  • Works with personnel in related areas to coordinate activities and to achieve desired results.
  • Performs projects with minimal supervision; completed work is reviewed for technical adequacy and satisfaction of requirements.
  • Participates in facilitated training and development programs designed to increase knowledge in issues related to medical device manufacturing and development, such as good manufacturing practice (GMP), Total Quality, etc., as well as their application.
  • Assists in the design and construction of test fixtures and prototypes to accomplish assigned project and testing goals.
  • Works with Engineering team and outside supplier to ensure specification contains proper level of detail required to provide quality product.
  • Documents in Laboratory Notebook test results including test objectives and interpretation of data.
  • Writes test protocols and reports.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering from four-year college or university.

Masters degree a plus.

5-7 years experience in spine product design and development


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Design Software (Solidworks); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint);


Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record

Solidworks training certificate recommended.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training certificate recommended.


Expert level Solid works CAD modeling including: parametric modeling, design tables, linked dimensional relationships, configurations, and surfacing.

Expert level understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

At least three (3) years’ experience with Solidworks CAD system.

Excellent understanding of mechanical theory.

May require some travel on an as needed basis.

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