Project Engineer, Sustaining Projects

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 17887

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Job Description

This is an exciting role for a talented Senior Engineer with an excellent opportunity for acquiring hands-on experience in leading sustaining engineering activities of commercial medical device products.  Sustaining engineering activities may include continuous improvement for reliability, manufacturability, and scalability.  Technical activities include projects leading to product and process improvements.  

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive cost reduction and design improvement efforts
  • Drive process improvements by working effectively with Distribution coordinators and Quality
  • Contribute documentation for support of project Design History Files
  • Interface effectively with suppliers and become more educated on manufacturing methods and capabilities
  • Gain experience in aspects of product engineering process (Distribution, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Testing)
  • Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline 
  • 4+ years of related experience
  • Previous CAD experience preferably Pro/E, Creo or SolidWorks. 
  • Ability to understand and apply GD&T
  • Strong ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, safety rules, company policy and procedure manuals
  • Strong ability to write business reports and correspondence as well as the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, and management of organization
  • Proficiency and knowledge in applying concepts of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, geometric tolerances, and tolerance analysis in addition to ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Proficient and accurate with word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), charting, flow charting, and graphs as well as competency in navigating the Internet
  • Ability/willingness to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasional travel will be required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the healthcare industry, preferably medical device experience, ideally in orthopedics or spine
  • Previous manufacturing and/or quality experience in metal machining, injection molding, or equivalent

Please note, you will be redirected to a 15-20 minute assessment after submitting your application. Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete the assessment upon submission of your application. 
NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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