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Lead Mechanical Engineer

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Summary of Job Description

This is a senior level mechanical engineering position with an emphasis on engineering design of complex medical instruments.  This individual will collaborate with R&D engineering staff and other cross-functional departments to design, document, prototype, and test complex medical instruments.  This individual may also take responsibility for the transfer to manufacturing of medical instruments.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Through his/her expertise, contributes to the research and/or development of specific technologies, products and/or services within the given schedule, budget and scope constraints and ensuring adherence to established scientific good practices and/or design control policies
  • Bears technical or business responsibility for projects be defining, developing adapted approaches; provides complete vision of how to tackle technical or business problems with the scope of the projects.
  • Works globally within the department to develop, improve and promote procedures and methods that facilitates the research and development of quality products or services and mitigates product related risks
  • Provides recommendations of improvements which integrate business criteria and assure quality assurance policies and good scientific practices respect.
  • Accountable for the technical or business output of a group of engineers (internal or contractors), guiding their work, tracking and reporting on the status of developments the group is in charge of appropriately coordinate and delegate task; mentor less experienced engineers in their technical or business development
  • Provides input into Performance Management on a project by project basis
  • Ability to assess design choices with respect to functional requirements and business constraints.
  • Strong cross-functional collaborative design and project skills.
  • Provides assistance to more senior engineering staff to assure that project deadlines are met.
  • Assigns tasks to junior engineers and ensures their timely completion.
  • Takes responsibility for the design control of the assembled instruments and their compliance with design specifications and standard quality and compliance procedures.
  • Actively participates with Systems Integration (Verification), Product Validation, and Instrument Manufacturing through the development process.
  • Ability to mentor junior staff, including co-ops.
  • Provides support to Verification activities.
  • Leads the Design Transfer processes.


Position Requirements:

  • Experience with designing complex mechanisms, components, and assemblies of machines with automation.
  • Candidate must be well grounded in mechanical engineering design principles with demonstrated hands-on design competency.
  • Participates in early project phases to determine functional requirements and early design concepts.
  • Participates in the development of risk analyses (dFMEAs), functional specifications, and detailed product specifications.
  • Generated detailed CAD designs using sound engineering principles and design for manufacturability.
  • Perform theoretical engineering analysis on prospective designs.

Typical experience, skills and qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, with a minimum of 10 years’ work experience in new product development OR Associates Degree/technical certificate with 15+ years’ experience (including 2+ years’ experience in a leadership role) designing mechanical systems, equipment and components for the medical device or diagnostics industry or a relevant field. 
  • Training/proficiency in Mechanical CAD (SolidWorks preferred), PLM systems (Windchill preferred), Design for Manufacturability, engineering drawing standards including GD&T, CAD modeling, rapid prototyping.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience engineering parts that use common manufacturing methods and materials, such as injection-molded plastic (highly desired), machining, and sheet metal.


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.



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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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