Senior R&D Technician

Xeltis is looking for a Senior R&D Technician to work in a dynamic research team, working to bring to patients Xeltis’ revolutionary restorative medical devices, the most advanced restorative cardiovascular devices globally.

Who are we looking for?

A technical member of the R&D team, the Senior R&D Technician will work closely with and support engineers in the development of Xeltis’ bio-restorative devices. The position reports to the Senior R&D Engineer and is a full-time role based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Senior R&D Technician:

  • Is a highly motivated self-starter able to achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Has a proactive, practical and solution-oriented approach on working equipment and a constructive and collaborative attitude with manufacturers.
  • Has the ability to work well with others in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute ad-hoc R&D testing with minimum supervision.
  • Develop and execute test plans, compile data and write test reports.
  • Set-up and perform graft and valve testing (blood flow loop, hydrodynamic performance and accelerated wear testing).
  • Plan, create and build new testing equipment to support R&D activities.
  • Work with external suppliers and manufactures to build R&D prototypes and test equipment.
  • Improve test equipment function working with manufacturers.
  • Monitor and maintain grafts in blood flow loop testing.
  • Monitor and maintain valves in accelerated wear testing.
  • Perform design verification testing in accordance with Xeltis’ quality management system.
  • Support test equipment maintenance activities.
  • Support engineers in resolving design and process related challenges.
  • Write work instructions to perform R&D related tests.
  • Follow written work instructions to perform various testing activities in lab or cleanroom environment, in accordance with medical device design control standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-year experience as a technician in the industry.
  • Experience working with external suppliers/manufacturers on estimates, project execution and post-sale assistance.
  • Experience performing work in an environment with a quality system.
  • Experience using basic lab equipment (scales, calipers, micrometers, gages, etc.)
  • Experience gathering, distilling, reporting and disseminating complex data.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBO/HBO degree according to Dutch education system or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in medical devices.
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment (3D printers, machining mills, lathes, CNC equipment, etc.).
  • Experience using mechanical testing equipment (e.g., uniaxial tensile testing).
  • Knowledgeable in medical device design controls and quality systems per ISO 13485.
  • Solidworks CAD modelling experience.
  • Experience performing test method development, verification and validation.

For more information and to submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

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At Xeltis, we recognize that people make a difference. We are a young, dynamic, international team of 40 professionals dedicated to improving patients’ lives through innovation.
To submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

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