Development Engineer

Engineering | Product Development, Scoresby Victoria

  • Join a dynamic global company
  • World-leading polymer microfluidic devices
  • IVD Product Development
  • Full time position

Our Melbourne based facility is seeking a Development Engineer to oversee the development activities within assigned projects.

The primary function of this role is to ensure engineering tasks are  executed in line with the required processes and to the required industry and best practice standards. This role will include consulting into projects, mentoring and coaching staff, and continuous improvement to the effectiveness and efficiency of the product development process.  This is your chance to join a rapidly growing multinational medical devices company working on the leading edge of medical diagnostics and life-science.

The projects you will work on may range from the development of new and novel life science research devices to rapid point-of-care diagnostic products.

Reporting directly to: Development Team Leader

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • Significant experience (10+ years) working as a Product Development Engineer
  • A tertiary qualification in mechanical engineering, or relevant
  • In depth experience with product development and design methodologies and related
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Extensive knowledge of injection moulding process, including polymer fabrication / prototyping techniques, and assembly / packaging
  • Experience working in fast paced, innovative, high quality, regulated, engineering environment such as medical device, food, automotive or similar industry is essential. IVD system development experience would be
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience with Design for Manufacture principles
  • Intimate understanding of Design control, Validation and Verification processes under a Quality Management System (ISO13485 would be ideal)
  • A demonstrated competency in delivering design solutions for high quality, low cost, volume manufactured products
  • Excellent attention to detail and self-motivation to deliver work to the highest standards
  • Ability to multitask, plan, schedule, coordinate, manage time efficiently, and problem solve effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team work and ability to take initiative
  • Must be practically minded and hands-on

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

The responsibilities of this role are (but not limited to):


  • Interpret product requirements and design and develop concepts, components, assemblies, and products in compliance with applicable quality system procedures, industry and business standards, and
  • Develop Work Packages as part of project acquisition process and following subsequent project delivery stages, to successfully deliver projects within scope, with quality, and within allocated timeframes and
  • Maintain engineering process discipline to achieve project deliverables, including but not limited to requirement definition, concept generation, product design and development, risk management, cost modelling, DFM, and design
  • Employ data driven tools and methodologies to implement structured and timely problem
  • Identify opportunities and develop recommendations to improve product/design
  • Develop and implement workflows to ensure best engineering practises within the Engineering Team
  • Guide project teams through the selection of correct design/ manufacturing concepts and fundamental technology to ensure successful project
  • Liaise closely with the BIO, NPI, and Manufacturing teams to successfully transition projects from Product Development into
  • Organize plans and create schedules to identify priorities, achieve project timelines, and meet project
  • Support the recruitment, coaching and development of engineering staff to achieve excellence and efficiency
  • Interact with clients on an as-needed basis to support project and sales activities.


  • Collaborate with engineers, managers, and wider development, manufacturing, and purchasing teams
  • Manage internal and external suppliers required to support product design tasks
  • Attention to detail and self-motivation to deliver work to the highest standards
  • Multitasking, planning work, scheduling tasks, coordinating activities, and managing time efficiently
  • Timely problem solving using data driven tools and methods
  • Presentation of designs and/or issues both internally to stakeholders and externally to

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