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Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer

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

 

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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work cross functionally with internal departments and lead project teams.
  • Mentor less experienced team members to facilitate technical development and increase knowledge of business practices.

 

Studies and Experience:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering with 5+ years of engineering experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering with 2+ years of engineering experience.  Medical Device field is preferred.

  • Thirteen (13) years of relevant experience performing engineering functions will be accepted in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.

  • 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.
  • Basic understanding in programming techniques (e.g. C, C++, Python) and/or script writing  (using LabVIEW, Arduino, PLCs, or similar).
  • Experience with FDA, QSR, and ISO quality systems.  (preferred).

     

 

Skills and Qualifications:

Required:

  • 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).

 

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Scripting (Visual C#, python, or other)
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing automation.
  • Experienced in design for manufacturability, assembly, and serviceability.

 

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