Product Development Engineer III


The primary purpose of this position is to perform work which involves conventional engineering practice, but may include a variety of complex features. Ensures VIANT internal and external customer expectations are met or exceeded.


  • Adheres to VIANT’s Values and all safety, environmental, security and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, Environmental and Security Management Systems, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or total project of moderate scope.
  • Brings products from idea/concept through design, prototyping, development, testing design verification/validation, manufacturing and post-introduction monitoring.
  • Design and develop instrument systems and implants from idea/concept through design, prototype, development, testing, and verification/validation.
  • Prepare CAD models and detailed drawings of instruments, implants and prototypes.
  • Creates test protocols and plans prior to implementation, executes verification and validation testing, conducts failure analysis and inspection on products, processes and materials.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.
  • Devises new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Investigates, develops and implements new process technologies of moderate scope.
  • Prepares all necessary paperwork and documentation for all projects undertaken.
  • Initiates, directs and manages the design, development, constructing and modification of products and processes from conception to implementation.
  • Works closely with other departments to coordinate design engineering activities.
  • Reviews, initiates or approves engineering drawings, layouts, changes orders and specifications.
  • Plans process flow, evaluate process capability, and modifies tooling, builds tooling and designs tooling.
  • Evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures while using judgment when making minor adaptations and modification. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Prepares all necessary paperwork and documentation for all projects undertaken.


  • Minimum Education: BS Mechanical Engineering or higher in technical field. Master Degree preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 3-5 years experience. Analytical, math and mechanical engineering skills.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Computer skills as required by stated accountabilities. Intermediate word-processing and spreadsheet skills. Computer-Aided design and general computer skills.
  • Special Skills: Experience with all aspects of medical device product development. Proficient with 3D CAD modelling and 2D drawing creation.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Imaginative and creative.  Willing to challenge paradigms.  Design for manufacturability.

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At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.