Project Engineer or Sr. Project Engineer - Customs
Arlington, TN 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

At MicroPort Orthopedics, we are never standing still. We know that knee and hip implants are constantly being improved just as medical procedures themselves evolve with each passing day. We not only embrace this constant advance in medicine. We celebrate it in our work. We operate with the heart of a start-up but the soul of an industry powerhouse. This is critical to achieving our goal of being the fastest growing, innovation driven company in orthopedics. Our top priority isn't just to help surgeons get patients back on their feet. We want to help patients get back to Full Function, Faster. Come be a part of the journey!

Overall Summary

As Project Engineer or Sr. Project Engineer, you will be responsible for quality, timely design and development of products which have significant impact on the company's short, mid, and long-term sales goals. You will have direct responsibility for the commercialization of these products. In addition, you will develop laboratory testing plans which will ensure safe and efficacious products that meet the design specifications and the company's quality standards.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Evaluate the design feasibility of new product ideas and use design control processes to develop new product designs from concept to commercialization. Provide support to Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for submissions and responses to FDA.
  2. Develop product testing plans which will insure the safety and efficacy of products under development.
  3. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all functional areas within the company to insure timely and smooth product development, design and commercialization. Typically this person will be considered the lead engineer for a major product development program.
  4. Maintain existing product segments in accordance with the company's and industry standards.
  5. Provide ongoing technical support to manufacturing areas within the company and/or vendors during production of current products.
  6. Prepare and submit written and oral communications to technical consultants and other functions within the company which describe the performance and intended design concepts of our products.
  7. Assist the corporate legal department as needed with patent disclosures and information necessary for patent submissions.
  8. Use sound engineering problem solving techniques to thoroughly review the decisions which can be made at this level. These decisions may include design, design analysis, material selection, process requirements, engineering specifications and inspection techniques depending on their scope and magnitude.
  9. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Skill Requirements

The position requires the ability to evaluate problems related to design, development, manufacturing techniques and quality assurance of product designs. This position requires significant creative thinking. You will be expected to spearhead resolutions to problems and present alternative solutions to problems. Resolutions to problems may be determined by you or by a collective team effort, depending on the scope and magnitude of the problem. Competent in the fields of orthopedics, orthopedic research, biomaterials, experimental and analytical stress analysis, fatigue testing, CAD/CAM skills, geometric tolerancing and a working knowledge of manufacturing processes.


In this position, you will be accountable for design, development and the function of current and existing products to support global business goals. Limited supervision is required.

Experience Requirements

Project Engineer: Minimum 5 years' experience in product development and design

Sr. Project Engineer: Minimum 7 years' experience in product development and design

Education Requirements

Project Engineer: Bachelor's degree required; Master's highly preferred

Sr. Project Engineer: Bachelor's degree required; Master's and/or Ph.D. highly preferred

**All candidates: Please completely fill out the online application and attach a resume that includes your current role, experience, education and contact information.**

For internal reference, a Project Engineer is level 7 and a Sr. Project Engineer is level 8.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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