Silicon Valley Job Opportunities

Engineering, technology, administrative, accounting, manufacturing.

Principal Product Development Engineer

Carlsbad, CA

Posted: 10/23/2023 Position Categories: Engineering Pay Rate: 170k-180k

Job Description

A manufacturing company is seeking a Principal Product Development Engineer to join their team!

The Principal Product Development Engineer must be highly skilled and able to manage several projects concurrently with a sense of urgency. The position requires an individual who is creative, energetic and self-motivated. Typically, a Principal Product Development Engineer has 15 or more years of experience in product development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Design medium to high volume disposable products
  • Analytical review of designs using tools such as Finite Element Analysis
  • Produce creative mechanical designs
  • Interface with customer to determine product requirements, design review, project updates, etc
  • Research and contact potential vendors to determine the best possible solution to engineering design challenges
  • Determine the most efficient and product means to fabricate prototypes and coordinate fabrication
  • Product evaluation including testing, documentation, failure analysis and reliability assessment
  • Coordinate manufacturing transfer of completed projects
  • Assist with project scheduling and budget as necessary
  • Recommend and specify tools, equipment and materials as necessary

Job Requirements


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or similar; MS degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years medical product development experience, especially experience with designing disposable plastic products
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data;
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • SolidWorks 3D modeling software
  • Experience using Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, Visio

Additional Information

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.


Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply Online

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.

We use cookies to enable website functionality and serve more relevant content to you. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy Page.