medical device engineer




Medical device engineers design and develop medical-technical systems, installations, and equipment such as pacemakers, MRI scanners, and X-ray machines. They monitor the whole manufacturing process from concept design to product implementation. activities undertaken include, among others, designing product improvements, developing methods and techniques to evaluate design suitability, coordinating initial production, developing test procedures, and designing manufacturing diagrams.

Scope notes

Includes people working in hospitals. 
 Includes people performing technical management and ensuring operational readiness of medical equipment in use.

Alternative label

  • audiology engineer

  • medical-technical test engineer

  • orthopaedic engineer

  • engineer in biomedical systems

  • engineer of medical devices

  • medical-technical equipment engineer

  • biomedical systems developer

  • engineer of medical technology

  • medical technology engineer

  • biomedical engineer

  • clinical engineer

  • engineer of medical instruments

  • biomedical systems engineer

  • medical-technical device engineer

  • medical instrument engineer

  • medical device developer

Regulatory aspect

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Optional skills and competences

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