Research and Development Engineer 1

Requisition ID 2024-14353
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(5/8/2024 11:30 AM)
Job Location(s)
Winston-Salem NC United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Winston-Salem


The primary purpose of the Research and Development Engineer at Cook Winston-Salem is to design, test and technically document the feasibility, construction and production process of new and/or changed medical products.


• Design new product ideas as assigned
• Build and test new product prototypes and document the final product design
• Assist in writing design and specification documentation for FDA application
• Initiate and oversee the preproduction run of new products
• Plan the ongoing production of the product
• Consult with production personnel for device changes/updates as necessary
• Maintain a design file for reach new product and turn that file over at product completion for permanent records
• Call vendors to assess raw materials
• Call on physicians to discuss product ideas and evaluations
• Attend various trade shows, source raw materials/attend exhibitions

• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization
• Must strictly adhere to safety requirements
• Maintain regular and punctual attendance
• Must maintain company quality and quantity standards
• Must have effective oral and written communication skills
• Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision
• Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology is required

• 1-2 years experience in Research and Development or production environment preferred - medical device experience preferred but not required 
• Ability to work independently and remain self-motivated
• Experience and understanding of the validation process


Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Good manual dexterity

• This position follows a hybrid work structure

• Ability to travel 25% of the time

• Approximately 75% of the time is spent in a normal office environment requiring sitting and moving around the building, or in a "clean" environment Production setting requiring protective clothing and safety glasses

• Approximately 25% of the time is spent in travel to various hospitals, physicians’ offices and public places


**Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.  Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) of this employment position.**


“We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer for minorities, women, protected veterans, disabled individuals, and any other protected class.”

Cook will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state/province and local law.


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