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Senior Engineer, Sustaining

Cook Medical

Cook Medical

Spencer, IN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Senior Engineer, Sustaining

Requisition ID 2024-14616
Posting Date 5 days ago(5/29/2024 1:33 PM)
Job Location(s)
Spencer IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Spencer


Senior Engineer, Sustaining, will perform activities related to sustaining commercially available products. These activities may include (but are not limited to) product/process remediation, risk analysis, regulatory approval support, and product/process improvements. The Senior Engineer works independently with limited supervision on complex activities and projects. The Senior Engineer acts as a mentor and leader in the department and may review/approve the work of less experienced engineers and/or contractors.


- Lead discussions within team/department and with other functional personnel (Production Engineering, Product Management, Regulatory, Clinical, Quality Engineering, Quality Assurance, Operations, sourced vendors, and physicians) as necessary to progress projects/tasks.
- Efficiently manages multiple project/task timelines, resources and responsibilities to achieve team, departmental, and company goals.
- Identify and escalate problems/obstacles and identifies possible solutions to team lead/manager for discussion and resolution. Works with other team members to provide problem-solving guidance. Utilize critical thinking and past experiences strategically to inform project/task decisions.
- Presents project/task status updates clearly to team members and team lead/manager. May also present to functional directors/executives as necessary.
- Provide guidance and assistance to technicians or newer engineering employees/co-ops/interns/contractors. Reviews and approves outputs as necessary.
- Demonstrates advanced design and risk knowledge of relevant product lines including process and regulatory details.
- Projects may include system or program level activities, providing overall guidance and leadership and delegating tasks as appropriate
- Follow Risk Management procedures and comply with requirements of ISO 14971 as applicable.
- Follow Design Control procedures and comply with requirements of 21CFR820 Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485 as applicable.
- Must maintain all training requirements for the position, while seeking out opportunities for continuous development and growth.

- 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 communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and independent work situations and environments with
minimal supervision.
- Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations.


- Minimum 5 years engineering experience in a regulated industry, preferably in a medical manufacturing environment. Advanced degrees may reduce the experience requirement by 1-2 years. Project management experience preferred.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or related discipline.
- Familiarity with statistical practices as it relates to sample sizes, confidence intervals, capability, assessing risk and demonstrated problem solving experience.
- Experience in communication and working with a wide variety of associates.
- Experience working independently and directing others towards a common goal.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/Project/Outlook, JBase, Engineering Server, Business Objects.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

- Works under general office environment conditions.
- Utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers and equipment.
- Frequently required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, and communicate.
- Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coat and gloves may be required in some areas associated with this position.

Work Authorization Requirements:

**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.**


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