The Senior Electromechanical Engineer will play a key role as part of the Engineering group in evaluating the feasibility of early-stage technologies and applying those technologies to the development of medical devices.
The requirements listed below are representative of the essential duties required of the Senior Electromechanical Engineer:
Work with the engineering team in all aspects of device development including research, development, design, assembly, test, and debugging of integrated mechanical, electronic, and optical subassemblies
Identify and solve difficult mechanical challenges related to corporate goals
Lead and participate in design reviews
Interface with vendors to define and procure parts suitable for prototype assembly
Build and test prototype devices for evaluation on the bench and animal or clinical prototypes.
Provide guidance and leadership on the design and fabrication of medical device systems
Use FEA simulation tools to model mechanical assemblies and guide design development.
Analyze design performance through 3D CAD using Solidworks.
Work effectively with cross-functional development teams and functions.
Maintain proper documentation of design and testing.
Write reports summarizing observations and present the results
LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY
Lead the mechanical design process, including generating requirements, specification, conducting design reviews, feasibility studies, risk mitigation activities, and managing cost and scheduling.
This position does not supervise employees
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline or a related field of study
5+ years of engineering experience
Experience designing medical device systems from the ground up
Design solutions with a practical plan for their manufacture and assembly
Experience working with optical and laser systems
Advanced proficiency in 3D CAD software (e.g., Solidworks)
Capable of broad systems-level thinking across all core engineering disciplines
Knowledge of optical design is highly desired
Understanding of material selection for medical devices including biocompatibility and sterilization
Familiar with plastics and injection molding for device housings
Familiar with design for manufacturing, serviceability, and reliability
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Senior Electromechanical Engineer while performing the essential functions of this job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Mental & Visual Demands
This position requires attention to detail and managing multiple tasks.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions or diagrams and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Visual demands are those of a typical office and R&D environment and extensive computer usage.
Work Environment and Hazards
Absence of adverse conditions found in a typical R&D and office environment. May frequently be exposed to research and development labs.
Familiar with Biosafety and Laser safety. Follow BSL-1 & 2 protocols for experiments involving agents of moderate potential hazard to personnel and the environment.
Traveling by car, train and/or plane may be required.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
About AVAVA, Inc.
AVAVA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Blossom Innovations (www.blossominnovations.com), working on developing products for the medical laser market. The company was founded by top researchers and successful serial entrepreneurs. AVAVA Inc. offers competitive salary and benefits, with opportunities for growth.