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Principal Mechanical Engineer Instrument Manufacturing

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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.

WE SAVE LIVES!!  At BioMérieux, we make medical diagnostic equipment that is vital to maintaining world health.  The solutions that our teams imagine, develop and manufacture are key to enabling healthcare professionals and industry players in making confident decisions to improve patient outcome and ensure consumer safety.  Be a part of the team that is responsible for sustaining the manufacture of this life saving equipment.  You will be working in a dynamic and highly regulated environment with a cross functional team including engineering, production, quality assurance, purchasing, logistics, and others.  BioMérieux is committed to an inclusive working atmosphere that fosters professional growth for our valued employees.  We are looking for self-starters with a passion for knowledge and helping others.  Come to BioMérieux and be a part of our team!


Position Summary:

Perform all aspects of mechanical design from the initial feasibility stage to manufacturing release for use in medical diagnostic equipment.  Using knowledge of electro-mechanical components, design for manufacturing, drawings, inspections, and CAD. Supports and optimizes instrument manufacturing activities.  Provide SME support for existing product lines.  Responsible for leading small and large scale projects including budgeting, planning, scheduling, and documentation required for proper design control.  Responsible for mentoring engineers in their technical development, including design of experiments and technical report writing, and fostering their understanding of company policies and practices.


Primary Duties:

  • Lead in the definition, proof of concept, development, implementation and/or support of mechanical designs to support department projects and objectives in the manufacture of medical devices.
  • Lead small or large-scale development efforts and projects including budgeting, planning, scheduling, and documentation required for design control.
  • Act as SME support for new product introduction and existing product lines.
  • Troubleshoot and utilize problem-solving tools to resolve issues with process and/or product.
  • Remain current on technological advancement in the relevant area of expertise.
  • Ensure quality of deliverables by following the appropriate design practices and departmental procedures for design control and regulatory compliance.
  • Create appropriate documentation such as technical communications, reports, meeting notes, change management, and other relevant technical documentation.
  • Prioritize activities within the scope of the assignments to ensure schedules and quality of work is successfully achieved.
  • Contributes to or leads the creation or modification of procedures to ensure quality in products and to mitigate product related risks, as relates to department needs.
  • Mentor less experienced team members to facilitate technical development and increase knowledge of business practices.
  • Participate in material planning activities.
  • Perform reviews related to risk analysis, change control, verification, validation, and other functions within the department.
  • Define, review, and check product Bill of Materials (BOM), assembly instructions, and test procedures for implementation into Manufacturing.
  • Consults with vendors to prepare project specifications and deliverables.
  • Work cross functionally with internal departments and lead project teams.
  • Work with supporting functions to ensure work is assigned correctly and is completed according to department needs or project schedules.


Studies and Experience:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 15+ years of engineering experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10+ year of engineering experience.  Medical Device field is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electro/mechanical production processes.
  • Technical skills in the relevant Manufacturing Engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts and resolutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing techniques and production processes.
  • Experience managing large scale projects requiring multiple team members and launch schedules beyond 6 months.
  • Experience with FDA, QSR, and ISO quality systems.  (preferred).
  • Organization, timeliness, and quality of technical development activities.
  • Quality and completeness of documentation.
  • Development of personal autonomy and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks.
  • Knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks, Creo, NX), PLM (Windchill), and ERP systems (SAP).
  • Knowledge of technical drawings (with GD&T).
  • Knowledge of electro/mechanical production processes.
  • Quality and completeness of documentation.
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to communicate with team members and other groups effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project).
  • Ability to delegate work to supporting functions to maintain productivity within the department.
  • Experienced in design for manufacturability, assembly, and serviceability.

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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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