R&D Engineering Manager, Consumables

Location: East Providence, RI, United States of America


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:
Lead a high-performance team responsible for the design, implementation, and test of electrodes and consumables for present and future ZOLL devices. This role is responsible for driving the technical aspects of complex electrodes and consumable development including requirements, design, implementation, test, integration, transfer to manufacturing and verification/validation. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide project leadership for a team of experienced engineers creating and sustaining electrodes and consumables for medical device applications.

  • Lead best-in-class development practices and rigorous, holistic product design in coordination with internal and external partners.

  • Review and approve design concepts, design modifications, testing, verification strategies, and procedures. 

  • Facilitate communication among R&D and other departments.

  • Oversee and contribute to the project life cycle of all product development engineering activities until successfully released in conformance with ZOLL’s established policies and objectives.  

  • Manage the quality of the R&D deliverables across projects.

  • Support management activity in preparation of schedule, budget, and project reporting.

  • Support sustaining engineering projects, including response to customer complaints, changes in compliance requirements, and feature extensions, component obsolescence, manufacturing and manufacturing test issues.

  • Mentor, develop, and motivate the engineering team and ensure the department can provide the needed skill sets and resources to support the development and sustaining of ZOLL’s products within resuscitation and acute critical care. 

  • Deliver yearly skills assessment for staff.

  • Contribute to yearly training plans and execution of such for staff.

  • Support and implement tools and processes for standardization and evolution of development practices.

  • Establish and manage engineering and development infrastructure to drive engineering quality and support product development programs.

  • Manage expenditures and assist with budget tracking.

  • Exercise appropriate judgement and good decision making with regard to both personnel and workflow management decisions.

Skill Requirements:

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Customer focus both internally and externally.

  • Affinity for teamwork, logic, innovation, initiative and self-sufficient.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to make critical judgements and decisions that drive process and technological growth.

  • Demonstrated strong cross-functional collaboration, influence without authority, and project management enabling highly effective project teams.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate and manage up, down and across the organization

  • Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate discretion and care.

Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in the field of electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering.

  • Preferably an advanced engineering degree.

  • 3+ years in technical leadership and people management.

  • Experience in disposable medical devices required.

  • 10+ years in development of disposable medical devices preferred. Proven track record of consumable product development and launch in a regulated environment, with experience in full product development lifecycle from conception to inception.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990