Principal Engineer, R&D

What R & D Engineering contributes to Cardinal Health

Research and Development Engineering is responsible for developing and implementing new products through adherence to established design control processes and good engineering and documentation practices.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Complete projects as assigned with minimal direction
  • Contribute to the design, evaluation and development of new cardiovascular device concepts using benchtop and in-vivo evaluations
  • Under Design Control, support technical aspects of projects through the product development process
  • Develop and validate test methods
  • Perform experiments, including but not limited to DOEs, to characterize and improve design and processes
  • Prepare bench testing reports with an emphasis on analysis and interpretation of results
  • Document relevant information in lab notebooks or release controlled documentation according to good laboratory practices and company procedure
  • Provide direction to more junior engineers in areas of process/product development
  • Interact with marketing  to understand product requirements
  • Generate and execute verification and validation protocols and reports
  • Contribute to risk documentation, such as FMEAs
  • Perform process development and process qualification activities as required for new product or process development
  • Collaborate and facilitate excellent communication with management and cross functional team members
  • Provide technical support for regulatory submissions
  • Independently seek out and initiate projects that are consistent with attainment of corporate objectives
  • Work on complex projects of large scope, or may lead projects of intermediate scope


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field with a minimum of 4 years work experience.
  • Ability to train and coach others from technical expertise
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with requirements for medical devices in a regulatory environment
  • Experience with mechanical testing and SolidWorks preferred.
  • Catheter development experience a plus

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.