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R&D Engineering Supervisor, P. Eng. in Montreal at MEDISCA

Date Posted: 12/29/2018

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Job Description

 R&D Engineering Supervisor, P. Eng. 

The R&D Engineering Supervisor, P. Eng. position’s prime focus is on the development and introduction of innovative devices and equipment to the MEDISCA product line. The employee will partake in new product development activities such as research, design, and testing to bring products from concept to market, while exploring existing, emerging and new technologies that can be adapted for the compounding industry.

If you are an enthusiastic self-starter, goal driven, love R&D and have an interest in the pharmaceutical industry, then we are looking for you!



The opportunity:

New Product Development

  • Responsible for overseeing a product from concept to market
  • Lead the device and equipment development team; directly supervise and mentor employees
  • Research product concepts and potential manufacturers for cost-effective development
  • Research and evaluate existing and new technologies/equipment in different industries, and evaluate applicability for compounding needs
  • Work closely with Product Development Manager to develop the new products pipeline for devices and equipment
  • Design, invent and/or improve products that demonstrate substantial market demand
  • Research potential products/technology for sourcing and procurement

 Special Projects & Additional Tasks            

  • Oversee and manage multiple projects in the department to ensure timely delivery and adherence to financial budgets
  • Lead efforts and champion implementation of formal project management process for the R&D Team
  • Identify and establish partnerships/contracts with external institutions, suppliers and subcontractors for the development and production of new devices and equipment
  • Validate & test prototype designs ensuring to meet applicable regulatory requirements
  • Lead efforts with sales & marketing departments to establish product launch strategies
  • Lead efforts with Legal to ensure intellectual property protection
  • Lead efforts with quality & regulatory departments to ensure quality in production and compliance
  • Lead SR&ED process for annual submission of reports for the department
  • Special projects as needed any other tasks assigned by the Manager of Product Development.


Travel:  Occasional travel required visiting suppliers either locally or nationally/internationally.

Job Requirements

  • Four (4) to seven (7) years’ experience in R&D or manufacturing field – preferably in the medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics manufacturing, lab equipment, food processing, or related industries.
  • University degree in Engineering (chemical or mechanical preferred)
  • The holder of the position must be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • Eng. designation is required

  • People and project management experience and skills are required
  • Knowledge of 2D and 3D CADing software
  • Knowledge of tooling, manufacturing and assembly is an asset
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems is an asset
  • Familiarity with quality standards such as ISO, CE, etc. is an asset
  • Knowledge of statistical methods is an asset
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills
  • Ability to research and adapt existing or innovative concepts to new products
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to professionally interact with suppliers/manufacturers and to evaluate their capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent English & French (oral & written)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) andMicrosoft Project required.

Why work for MEDISCA:


  • We strive to recruit the best talent
  • We are committed to developing excellence in all our employees
  • We offer excellent benefit package, a competitive salary as well as excellent career growth opportunities in a fast growing company

Be a part of our winning team and take advantage of the opportunity to excel in an exciting career that helps make a difference in the lives of millions of people through MEDISCA and the pharmacy compounding industry.  Apply now for the R&D Engineering Supervisor, P. Eng.  position!

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.