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Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Durham, 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

The Exploratory Microbiology team works and behaves with an entrepreneurial spirit to generate new product concepts for bioMérieux’s development pipeline.   The Lead Mechanical Engineer’s responsibility will be to contribute technical, scientific, and engineering expertise to the conceptualization, design, and development of high quality medical diagnostic products.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Through his/her creativity and engineering expertise, contributes to the research and/or development of proof-of-concept in vitro medical devices and instruments.
  • Works hands-on in the engineering/biology labs to evaluate and optimize product concepts while adhering to established scientific practices and regulated design control policies.
  • Provides complete system vision of how to tackle technical or business problems within the scope of assigned projects.
  • Works within a cross-functional department of engineers, chemists, and biologists, to develop and improve procedures/methods that facilitates the research and development of quality products and mitigates product related risks
  • Provides recommendations of improvements which integrate business criteria and assure quality assurance policies and good scientific practices are respected.


Position Requirements:

  • Conceptualizes, analyzes, tests, and optimizes complex mechanisms, components, and assemblies.
  • Creates and executes test plans to evaluate complex designs.
  • Participates in early project phases to determine functional requirements and early design concepts.
  • Generates detailed CAD designs using sound engineering principles and design for manufacturability.
  • Ability to assess design choices with respect to functional requirements and business constraints.
  • Strong cross-functional collaborative design and project skills.


Required experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Candidate must be well grounded in mechanical engineering design principles with demonstrated hands-on design competency.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Education/Experience:  Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field
    • Ph.D. + 6 years of relevant experience
    • M.S. + 8 years of relevant experience
    • B.S. + 10 years of relevant experience
  • Training/proficiency in Mechanical CAD (SolidWorks preferred), PLM systems, Design for Manufacturability, engineering drawing standards including GD&T, and rapid prototyping.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience designing actuation for complex electromechanical systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a variety of manufacturing processes, including injection molding, machining, sheet metal, etc.


Desired experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Product development experience in a regulated environment
  • Experience working with complex medical instrumentation and disposables
  • Knowledge of clinical microbiology
  • Design, analysis, and modeling experience involving solid and fluid mechanics, microfluidics, and heat transfer
  • Design, analysis, and modeling experience with optomechanical systems
  • Experience with intellectual property


Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e.,,, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site or contact us at [email protected].

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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