Senior Electromechanical Engineer

AVAVA, Inc.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

SUMMARY

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.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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

Requirements

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.

Physical Demands/Efforts

  • 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.

 

Disclaimer:

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.

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Senior Electromechanical Engineer

AVAVA, Inc.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

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