bb7 is looking for two Research & Development Engineers to provide expertise in product innovation and perform various functions in the development and validation of high volume dental products for our client in Schaumburg, IL. These functions include design, development, testing, and project management. Responsibilities also include conducting scientific research and studies on the latest dental care and personal health technologies and their applications.


  • Develop, research, and evaluate technical feasibility of new product concepts
  • Investigate hypothesis and prepare scientific justification
  • Create product designs in SolidWorks, product specifications, quality standards, and acceptance criteria
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on product efficacy using various lab equipment such as a programmable robotic arm, electronic microscope, and image analysis software
  • Develop testing methodologies and work with the fabrication team to create fixtures
  • Present statistic conclusions and research findings
  • Work with vendors to create prototypes to be tested
  • Troubleshoot design related production challenges and quality issues
  • Manage and execute R&D projects that involve international suppliers and consultants
  • Assist with supplier evaluations and qualifications
  • 10%-20% domestic or international travel may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science required; Master’s degree in a related field a plus
  • 3-5 years of full time R&D or new product development engineering experience required
  • Plastic injection molding and SolidWorks experience required
  • Familiarity with a variety of laboratory test methods and procedures and materials analysis
  • Stage Gate process and project management experience strongly preferred
  • Well versed in design process standard manufacturing techniques including Design for Manufacturing
  • Must be a hands-on, innovative, and thorough engineer with attention to detail
  • Foreign language skills are a plus (Mandarin, Japanese or German are desired
  • Strong organizational, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

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