As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer (ME) within CO'S Product Development Group, you will lead design and development efforts in a broad range of areas such as mechatronics, fluidics, thermal control, for life science instrumentation. Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of other Mechanical Engineers, a Technical Project Manager, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers, and Industrial Designers. These teams work with CO's world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition the products into manufacturing.
- Design and develop mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices. These may include robotics, mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and micro-fluidic aspects
- Analyze existing product requirements and specifications.
- Present concepts, designs and data to internal and external customers.
- Design and build fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems and system integration with team members.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of recent experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development.
- Demonstrated abilities in the design and development life science instruments or diagnostic devices.
- Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings and FEA/CFD simulations
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
- Must have experience in at least three of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
- Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
- Design of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
- Design of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
- Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs.