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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Medical Device - Complex Capital Equipment

San Francisco, California

Job ID: 1947 Industry: Engineering / Product Dev

Position Description:

Our client is seeking a Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer to augment an already talented ME group and to be part of a larger R&D team. Projects involve a broad range of technologies including complex laser systems, optical delivery systems, ultrasound, and radio-frequency devices all developed organically by our scientists and engineers in our R&D labs. The successful candidate will demonstrate an extensive track record of technical leadership and innovation, functioning as a hands-on individual contributor.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide/define the mechanical system architecture for elegant, cost effective and reliable products and product platform development.
  • Contribute individually to the creation of elegant design solutions from concept through manufacturing.
  • Design for cost and schedule. Provide routine technical review to facilitate effective team communications.
  • Use analytical simulation tools to demonstrate mechanical assembly behavior and to provide evidences that support design brainstorming, and to identify and verify potential failure modes.

Position requirements:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering with 7+ years related mechanical design experience for medical devices applying medical ultrasound, RF and laser energy.
  • Proven 5+ years of experience in designs, develop, and analyze all aspects of opto-mechanical assemblies which may include mirrors, windows, lenses, prisms, mount components and/or support equipment. Experience in designing optical bench top assemblies including linear and angular adjustments.
  • Understanding of GDT tolerance and designing around tolerance stack-ups for critical alignments. Experience with using opto-mechanical hardware.  
  • Knowledge of optics component mounting, interfaces, and adhesive bonding.
  • Design strain-free mounted mirror assemblies
  • Build, test, and refine prototypes and/or high precision test fixtures.
  • Proven 10+ years of CAD design experience. Solidworks preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of leading manufacturing technologies including plastic injection molding, sheet metal manufacturing, high precision machining and applying commercially available components for motor assembly.
  • Proven communication skills and ability to perform design concept tradeoff study. Demonstrated ability to draw reliable conclusions and make recommendations based on cross-functional inputs (e.g., Clinical, Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory).
  • Ability to apply FEA simulation tools to solve complex design/engineering problems independently and to identify the root causes by correlating simulations with test data.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics, optics, and embedded software a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong hands-on skills for design, prototype builds and product qualification and test.

Base plus commission:  Highly competitive, commensurate with education/experience.
Travel:   <20% on average
Direct reports:   High level individual contributor
Years of experience:   7 (PhD)   10 (MSME)
Degree:   MS in Mechanical Engineering
Location:   California


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and may have been abbreviated or maximized for online or mobile viewing. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

R&D, laser, optical , ultrasound, mechanica, opto-mechanical, GDT, Solidworks, CAD, FEA, simulation

Arshad Alam

Arshad is a seasoned recruiter in the healthcare space with over 15 years of experience in promoting career growth for healthcare professionals. He has played a critical role in the launch of several startup companies. He is known for versatility and leadership; expert in overseeing high-level priorities and a broad range of responsibilities.

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