Product Engineer

Date: 01-Dec-2022

Location: Belgium

Company: terumoeuro

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info

The Terumo Product and Process Design Development department drives continuous innovation and improvement of current and new products, through extensive research and close collaboration with other departments. The team is based in Haasrode. Terumo Europe, like all Terumo entities, embodies Terumo Corporation’s commitment to bring revolutionary advances to the frontlines of healthcare. 

Job Summary

As a Product Engineer you are responsible for the existing and future products within your domain. You play a coordinating role in the change control of existing products, as well as the development, implementation, and validation of new products. During this process you will create and/or compile the related documents. You will analyse both your own products and the products of the competitors with the aim of initiating, developing, and testing product improvements as well as ensuring compliance with internal and external (including ISO) standards.

A testimony:
“I started as product engineer in Terumo Europe 13 years ago. At that moment, I had no experience in the medical device industry. Terumo provided me with good guidance and training (on the job and external) to increase my knowledge and understanding, allowing me to gradually move into an expert role. 
During those past 13 years, I never experienced a dull moment. The job comes with a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities which allows you to cooperate with many people of different departments: from production to quality, purchase, sales, regulatory affairs, etc …
A product engineer is responsible to ensure that the medical devices are conform all internal and external requirements during the complete lifecycle of the devices, from the start of the development to end of life. You organize design and development activities for medical devices under development and incorporate changes to existing products. This means you have a coordinating role and work together with different departments to accomplish your goal. You will make sure all is documented in a clear and structured way and defend your work during external audits."

Job Responsibilities

As our Product Engineer, you will drive the development of new products under design control and you will initiate modification sheets to handle change control projects. You will play a primary role in coordinating actions with various departments (business unit, production, regulatory affairs, process validation, quality, ...) and document everything properly. In consultation with those departments, you will introduce and support the implementation of new products, process adjustments or product improvements, in line with internal and external standards. As Product Engineer you are responsible for respecting the timelines, the budget, as well as the safety and quality regulations. 

For new products, you will take ownership of the entire design control process. Starting with the coordination of the technical feasibility activities, through design and development, until validation. During this process you will become the technical expert of the product. 

For the existing products belonging to your domain, you will initiate change and improvement projects, follow-up on issues that can occur in various areas (e.g. production, customers, suppliers, …), coordinate the problem analysis and look for the appropriate solutions.

You will support marketing and plant management by providing necessary information (e.g. project information, test results, competitor information, …). Taking ownership of the products means that you will be the SPOC for the business unit: tackling technical questions from customers, review of product datasheets, drawing up product specifications for customers, ... You will ensure good communication towards project owners, internal customers, and plant management. 

In your role, you will take ownership of the risk impact analysis and product validation protocols, including their practical implementation considering market demands and external requirements (e.g. ISO, FDA, …). You will report the results and maintain the risk management files. 

You are responsible for the organization and maintenance of the required documentation related to the above activities, in line with the quality standards and systems of Terumo Europe. You will provide support during internal and external (customers, notified body, …) audits to explain and defend the procedures and documentation related to the topics above.

Profile Description

You are in possession of a Master's degree in an engineering or a scientific field (e.g. (bio)chemistry, physics, civil engineering, bio-engineering, biomedical, ...).

You have a first work experience in a similar position such as Product Engineer, Development Engineer or Design Engineer, within the medical device industry. You have experience in change and/or design control for existing and new products. 

Being knowledgeable in plastic or injection moulding will be regarded as an asset.

You are fluent in English. This entails both the verbal and written skills. Proficiency in Dutch is a bonus.

You have a strong eye for detail and a can-do attitude. You like to deal with problems or new tasks, and dislike to give up until you've found the solution.

You are communicatively strong, stress resistant and accurate. In addition, you possess good project management skills.


Working for Terumo means contributing to society through healthcare.

Terumo offers an attractive salary and benefits package. We offer an opportunity to work in a top performing team. An organisation where everyone is treated with respect. We strive to create a diverse, equal and inclusive work environment. We invest in our associates by offering a broad array of development opportunities. 

Linked with our core value Care, Terumo allows a hybrid way of working, combining office with home-based work. For this role this means office first, but you have the possibility to work from home on a regular basis.

During your recruitment process, you will be able to have conversations with Klaas De Greve as the hiring manager and other passionate Terumo associates.  

Interested in using your skills to support our passionate team? Interested to find out more? Take a look at Terumo Europe's Corporate Video or at our website !

Contact Person

Peter Coolen

Talent Acquisition Partner - Terumo Europe. 

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.