Profession medical device engineer

Medical device engineers design and develop medical-technical systems, installations, and equipment such as pacemakers, MRI scanners, and X-ray machines. They monitor the whole manufacturing process from concept design to product implementation. activities undertaken include, among others, designing product improvements, developing methods and techniques to evaluate design suitability, coordinating initial production, developing test procedures, and designing manufacturing diagrams.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Medical device test procedures

    The methods of testing the quality, accuracy, and performance of medical devices and their materials and components before, during, and after the building of the systems.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Medical devices materials

    The different materials used to create medical devices such as polymer materials, thermoplastic and thermosetting materials, metal alloys and leather. In the choice of materials, attention must be paid to medical regulations, cost, and biocompatibility.

  • Analytical methods in biomedical sciences

    The various research, mathematical or analytical methods used in biomedical sciences.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Biomedical techniques

    The various methods and techniques used in biomedical laboratory such as molecular and biomedical techniques, imaging techniques, genetic engineering, electrophysiology techniques and in silico techniques.

  • Medical device regulations

    The set of national and international regulations with regards to the manufacture, safety, and distribution of medical devices.

  • Medical devices

    Equipment and devices used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of medical issues. Medical devices cover a wide range of products, ranging from syringes and protheses to MRI machinery and hearing aids.

  • Biomedical engineering

    The biomedical engineering processes used to create medical devices, prostheses and in treatments.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Biomedical science

    The principles of the natural sciences applied to medicine. Medical sciences such as medical microbiology and clinical virology apply biology principles for medical knowledge and invention.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

Skills

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

  • Design prototypes

    Design prototypes of products or components of products by applying design and engineering principles.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Design medical devices

    Design and develop medical devices, such as hearing aids and medical imaging equipment, according to specifications.

  • Develop medical device test procedures

    Develop testing protocols to enable a variety of analyses of medical devices and components before, during, and after the building of the medical device.

  • Perform data analysis

    Collect data and statistics to test and evaluate in order to generate assertions and pattern predictions, with the aim of discovering useful information in a decision-making process.

  • Test medical devices

    Make sure the medical devices fit the patient and test and evaluate them to ensure they work as intended. Make adjustments to ensure proper fit, function and comfort.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Conduct quality control analysis

    Conduct inspections and tests of services, processes, or products to evaluate quality.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Operate scientific measuring equipment

    Operate devices, machinery, and equipment designed for scientific measurement. Scientific equipment consists of specialised measuring instruments refined to facilitate the acquisition of data.

  • Conduct literature research

    Conduct a comprehensive and systematic research of information and publications on a specific topic. Present a comparative evaluative literature summary.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Model medical devices

    Model and simulate medical devices using technical design software. Assess the viability of the product and examine the physical parameters to ensure a successful production process.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

mechanical engineering manufacture medical devices perform resource planning repair medical devices use precision tools solder electronics control engineering program firmware design firmware apply technical communication skills medical imaging technology draft bill of materials wear cleanroom suit perform test run manipulate medical devices materials use cad software mechatronics communicate with customers human anatomy provide technical documentation conduct training on biomedical equipment electrical engineering electromechanics firmware coordinate engineering teams operate precision machinery health informatics perform project management train employees define manufacturing quality criteria radiation protection maintain safe engineering watches diagnostic radiology electronics biotechnology radiation physics in healthcare prepare assembly drawings create technical plans develop product design cae software