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Sr Manager, Research & Development

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Location: Murray, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

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.






Position Summary:

The R&D Systems Manager – Mechanical Engineering is a technical management position, expected to play a management role in the mechanical engineering design activities developing complex medical diagnostic equipment.  This person would have a strong Mechanical Engineering background with experience as a technical lead developing complex mechatronic systems.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Manages a mechanical engineering team with a focus on people development, mentoring and product development.
  • Mentors less experienced engineers in their technical development.
  • Administers performance management processes for employees.
  • Encourages best practices in engineering design and leads the utilization of advanced Mechanical Engineering theories, methods and research techniques in product development design.
  • Accountable for the technical output of teams up to 5 Mechanical Engineers.
  • Contributes hands-on to the product concept, architecture, and component design.
  • Coordinates, with the other technical disciplines, the integration and development activities of complex electro-mechanical instruments.
  • Develops functional and design requirements for new systems and features and ensures all designs are properly documented.
  • Conducts and participates in technical reviews.
  • Responsible for planning and managing projects within the engineering function, requiring close collaboration and coordination with other global engineering/scientific disciplines, departments, and third-party partners.
  • Accountable for the technical output of 3rd party development firms / partners which includes all planning and coordination activities for the documentation, design, development and testing Mechanical product components.
  • Complies with the design control guidelines and Quality requirements within the company’s regulated ISO\ FDA environment.
  • Builds relationships with external development partners and prospective technology partners; co-develops and drives projects with these partners.


Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Candidate must be well grounded in fundamental Mechanical Engineering design principles with demonstrated hands-on design competency.
  • Experience with managing teams of up to 5 Mechanical Engineers.
  • Strong Systems Engineering and integration skills with demonstrated relevant experience over the full product development cycle for a complex electromechanical system.
  • Ability to lead and direct others in a technical environment, and collaboratively work with members across all engineering disciplines.
  • Extensive experience in designing complex electromechanical systems for medical devices.
  • Experience in designing systems compliant with safety regulations.
  • First-hand experience in an ISO/ FDA regulated environment is highly desirable.


Studies & Experience:

  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent with a minimum of 8+ years’ work experience designing electromechanical or robotic systems.
  • Proficient use of MS Office Project, Excel, Word; Required
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks and PDM required.


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