Morgan Hill
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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:
    1. Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    2. Design of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    3. Design of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    4. Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs.

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