Biomedical Engineering Job Descriptions

The latest comprehensive medical device/pharmaceutical job descriptions.

Biomedical Engineer: Designs, develops and provides safety testing, repair and maintenance of biomedical equipment. Ensures the equipment is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and quality control standards. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of direct experience in the field. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

CAPA Coach: Corrective and Preventive Action Coach (CAPA) investigates the root cause of a problem with the goal of preventing future problems. Evaluates current issues and plans prevention tactics for future use. Suggest improvements to a company's processes to eradicate undesirable outcomes. Coaches team members. Must obtain CAPA training certification in addition to engineering background or degree.

Chemical Engineer: Designs and initiates processes for the manufacturing of chemicals and related products such as cement, detergents, gasoline, plastics and synthetics. Runs experiments to aid in the development of improved procedures and processes. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience.

Chemist: Performs analytical testing for various material samples while maintaining scientific and regulatory compliance. Often performs off-site sampling and testing. Provides scientific data to summarize testing results, relying on knowledge of testing methods and analysis to provide recommendations. Requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and 0-2 years of experience.

Development Engineer: Development engineer designs and develops products for companies. Responsible for testing products as well as conceiving new product concepts. Often works alone but can also work as part of a team. Is overseen by a project manager or other high-ranking executive. Products may or may not be developed based on overall design and test results.

Graphic Designer: Implements creative design for multiple platforms. Requires a bachelor’s degree and extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Labeling Specialist: Reviews materials to ensure compliance with federal labeling regulations. Reviews and submits label approval requests for products. Assists with development and maintenance of instructions for use. Requires an associate degree and 2-3 years of experience.

Laboratory Technician: Prepares samples and specimens. Follows strict methodologies to perform analyses. Ensures laboratory is properly stocked and maintained. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires a high school diploma and 2-4 years of experience.

Process Development Engineer: Process development engineer develops and creates more efficient processes to increase safety, decrease variability, and increase flow. Evaluates processes in place and provides suggestions. Researches new technologies to make sure processes are in line with corporate goals. Can also provide training to team members. Must obtain degree in the engineering field.

Product Electrical Engineer: Product Electrical Engineer analyzes electrical systems and applications through conducting research. Manages product quality through various testing methods including the testing of finished products. Oversees manufacturing of products throughout each production stage. May be required to develop technical drawings and other design specifications. Uses complex calculations to meet manufacturing or other standards. Requires specialized engineering degree.

Quality Assurance Engineer: Quality assurance engineer oversees development of a product from start to finish. Must evaluate development, testing, and all other phases of product development. Responsible for ensuring products meet company standards and requirements. Can be held accountable for faulty products that have not been tested properly. An engineering degree is required.

Quality Engineer: Quality engineer evaluates current manufacturing processes to ensure quality standards, prevent problems, and maintaining processing flow. May be required to communicate with both suppliers and vendors. Often required to perform audits and maintain auditing schedule. Must have strong technical writing and communication skills. Typically required to hold a degree in quality assurance or other related field.

R&D Engineer: Research and development engineers create new products and rethink existing products. Can also be required to research new products and test current products. Often works with marketing teams, executive teams, and other related employees. R&D engineers report to project managers. Must have good leadership and communication skills. An engineering background is preferred.

Regulatory Affairs: Regulatory affairs officer ensures that all products meet legislative requirements. Studies and understands present laws and advises companies about these requirements. Responsible for staying on top of changing legislation. Can include technical writing of pamphlets or other documents to ensure usage instructions are clearly indicated. Degree in specific field of practice required.