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Design Engineer - Bioprocessing

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We are Colder Products Company, the industry leader in the design and manufacture of specialized quick disconnect couplings for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets.   Used around the world in a broad range of applications, connection technologies from Colder Products Company allow flexible tubing to be quickly and safely connected and disconnected, reducing spills and increasing safety.  Colder Products Company, a Dover company, is based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia.  


CPC is seeking a Design Engineer with a strong background in product design for bioprocessing or life science applications combined with proven communication skills for our Bioprocessing Business Unit.



Job Summary:

The Design Engineer is responsible for conceptualization, engineering design and specification, and evaluation of new product concepts, platforms and technologies.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for new product development from concept through production, which includes these activities: 
    • define, conceptualize, detail, test and evaluate innovative concepts for new products and/or custom applications.
  • Evaluate changes or improvements to design or specification of existing products.
  • Partner with Sales, Engineering, and Marketing to create solutions for diverse OEM markets
  • Maintain a high level of interaction with customers and sales managers
  • Adhere to all safety regulations.
  • Demonstrate support of Colder core values.
  • Perform other job duties and/or projects to meet business needs

Essential Supervisory Responsibilities:   

  • none


Required Job Qualifications:

  • 3-plus years work experience as a product design engineer.
  • Strong background in product design, preferably with thermoplastic and elastomeric components.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach toward the definition of new products, complimented by an educated and realistic business outlook.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required; must be able to communicate effectively will internal departments, vendors and customers.
  • ProE, or other CAD proficiency
  • Strong project management skills


Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or other applicable engineering degree.
  • Design experience with fluid handling components for bioprocessing or life science applications.
  • Experience with thermoplastic and elastomeric materials.
  • Demonstrated history of working directly with customers to translate their needs into innovative new products.
  • Familiarity with ISO13485/FDA
  • FEA software experience

No relocation offered for this position.


What Colder Products Company offers you:

  • Over 35 years of design innovation
  • Strong, consistent history of growth
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and tuition reimbursement
  • Professional challenge
  • Positive and collaborative work environment
  • A business casual and team-oriented environment
  • The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing organization with innovative technologies
  • A casual, friendly and fun workplace culture that respects your contributions


To learn more about Colder Products Company we invite you to explore our website at


Application Procedures:

Please apply by completing the online application at this link:


Colder Products Company

1001 Westgate Drive

St. Paul, MN 55114


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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