Designing motors for medical ventilators, dental and orthopaedic hand tools

Our client, Electromag SA, a Swiss company headquartered in Ecublens, is a leading expert in the development and manufacturing of brushless DC motors for demanding applications up to 300 W. Renowned for their reliability and highest efficiency, Electromag motors feature quietness and a low vibration level for speeds up to 100’000 rpm. Electromag motors have been selected by leading international medical device manufacturers in the fields of ventilation (hospital, transport, home care), dentistry (implantology, endodontics), orthopaedics and podiatry. To strengthen further its design capacities, we are looking for a skilled, experienced and passionate

Head of Product Development Group

In this position, you will act in parallel as head of a group of product development engineers and act yourself as a product development engineer too. In this critical value-added function you will support the design of new motors and subsystems incorporating motors. You will work in close collaboration with the industrialisation team. You will guarantee the compliance of the development process with the ISO 13845 requirements related to the design and development stage of medical devices.
Main responsibilities
  • Manage and supervise a team of development engineers
  • Act part-time as development engineer, translating client needs into technical specifications, performing calculations and simulations, designing CAO 3D models and detailed execution drawings, testing prototypes, interfacing with clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Set-up and evaluate performance objectives for the team members
  • Set-up priorities and the team’s workplan, assign resources to projects
  • Set-up the budget and control the expenses
  • Supervise the development stages of new products and modifications of existing products taking care of manufacturing constraints (DFM)
  • Strengthen interactions with the sales, industrialisation and supply chain departments to boost even further the company agility
  • Review project progresses and documentation; guarantee the compliance with ISO 13495 standard
  • Encourage the development of innovative solutions and products
  • Perform continuous technology intelligence
  • Develop and manage EPF and HES relationships
Your profile
  • Engineering degree in microtechnics, micromechanics, mechanics, electronic or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design and development of micromechanical devices, preferably in the MedTech industry, possibly in one or several of Electromag application sectors 
  • Expertise in micromechanical design and electromagnetic simulation softwares such as SolidWorks and Flux
  • Experience or knowledge of the design and production of brushless DC motors not mandatory, but a strong asset
  • Good knowledge and experience of the ISO 13485 standard
  • Proven experience in project and people management
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written in English
  • Creative, open minded, focused on customer satisfaction, result-oriented, pragmatic, rigorous
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, sense of responsibility, team player
  • Flexible, capacity to follow multiple projects in parallel
  • English is a must, French useful, any additional language is an asset
If you are interested in taking this exciting challenge in a highly dynamic environment developing and manufacturing products for the healthcare industry, do not hesitate to call me (+41 21 613 7000) for additional information or to apply by email (
  • Job title
    Head of Product Development Group
  • Sector
    Electrical engineering / Electronics / Optics
  • Occupational group
    Marketing / Sales / Product Management
  • Region
    Lake Geneva region
  • Reference number
  • Your consultant
    Jacques Laurent
    Jacques Laurent -
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Jacques Laurent
Jacques Laurent