Principal R&D Engineer – Class III Medical Device - Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 09/19/17 Job ID: 68309-TM Industry or Function: Engineer Compensation: $ 100,000 to $ 120,000

JOB #: 68309-TM

KEY WORDS: R&D, research, development, medical device, FDA, Solidworks, design, prototype, fabrication, mechanical, project manager, ISO 13485, catheter, balloon.

JOB DESCRIPTION: TriStaff is partnering with a rapidly growing class III medical device company in Carlsbad, CA to find a qualified Principal R&D Engineer for its team. This person will be responsible for design and development on their next generation product line so should have prior experience taking a medical device project from start to completion. This person must be self-driven and comfortable working independently with little supervision. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with a growing company working on innovative products in the medical device industry!

Job Duties:
• Lead a medical device project from concept (“clean sheet of paper”) to design validation
• Work with all departments to create designs for new products, product revisions, and product line extensions.
• Implement design in accordance with design control procedures and quality system

Salary Range and Bonus Potential:
• $ 100,000 to $ 120,000
• Annual Bonus

• Competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision
• Bonus plan
• Stock options
• PTO and holiday pay

Job Requirements:
• Must have experience taking at least one medical device project from concept to completion
• Must be proficient with Solidworks and be able to provide samples of CAD drawings and prototypes
• Prior patents are preferred
• Must be motivated and self-driven
• Must have at least 5 years’ experience in the medical device industry (catheter or balloon technology experience preferred)
• Class III Medical device experience required

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering


Megan Marsh

I am an East Coast native and earned a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia. After recruiting for a year in Washington, D.C., I moved out to San Diego, CA and joined TriStaff in 2007 as a Technical Recruiter. Since 2013, I’ve been an Engineering & Executive Search Recruiter, specializing in hardware engineering recruitment within Southern California. The majority of my clients are small, well-funded startups within the medical device and consumer electronics industries. Positions that I specialize in: Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineers, Systems Engineers, Operations, Project Managers. I’m also the proud mother of two strong-willed daughters, and my husband is the Director of Operations at a local startup Medical Device Company, so I’m deeply embedded in the engineering space!
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