Element Materials Technology

Medical Device Project Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka


Element has an opportunity for a Medical Device Project Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team. This position manages the day to day activities of multiple projects including: planning, scheduling, testing , data analysis and reporting. The Project Engineer will manage medical device testing projects, using standard and custom test frames across a variety of implants and devices. This position will support our clients’ medical device testing requirements and work with medical device designers and manufacturers across the globe. The key responsibilities for this position include interfacing directly with clients to develop comprehensive test plans, conducting clients' tests, and designing and fabricating custom tooling and fixtures.



  • Provide technical and engineering leadership, and supports the development of new technologies within a local laboratory
  • Be accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data to customers including sign-offs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Be expected to obtain guidance in non-routine situation testing
  • Have the ability to oversee standard and/or routine technical problem solving activities
  • Interact with customers on technical issues and questions
  • Provide Input and support on business development opportunities with new or existing customers
  • Be confident in making both formal and informal presentations on conventional and/or routine testing to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Assist in the professional development of novice technicians and engineers within the local laboratory
  • Carry out crucial examination and implementation of testing concepts and data
  • Utilize an assortment of skill, methods, procedures and materials in advanced testing analysis
  • Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions
  •  Create test plans, including protocol development, custom tooling and fixturing design, mechanical testing, data analysis and reporting
    Understand and convey technical requirements to external and internal team members
  • Work with the sales/marketing team to generate quotes
  • Develop new technologies and methodologies
  • Perform thorough reviews of testing programs and generated results

Skills / Qualifications

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Minimum 0-5 years of experience and a Bachelors degree in a related engineering discipline. Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering preferred. Previous hands on testing experience required
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, customer testing specifications, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, stress calcluations, etc. Ability to apply concepts of algebra, physics, and mechanics of materials
  • Experience in interpreting and writing testing procedures and requirements
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Proficiency in 3D modeling (Solidworks, Geomagic, etc.)
    • Familiarity with medical devices and general anatomy
    • Data acquisition (Labview, DASYLab, MTS, Instron)
    • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities
    • Well developed oral and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs. Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
    • Ability to interface with clients, win new work and determine their requirements; helps develops proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions
    • Limited travel <5% involved


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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