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Position Summary

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will play a key role in the design and development of our next generation medical devices as well as ensure improvements are made existing products to achieve better quality and/or cost reductions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use 3D CAD (CREO) to perform mechanical design, modeling, and detailing of parts, assemblies, and drawings.
  • Coordinate with Project Manager to develop and execute a detailed schedule of mechanical activities that align with the overall project milestones.
  • Coordinate with vendors to optimize Design for Manufacturability (DFM).
  • Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products.
  • Present technical data, including issues, risks, and opportunities to cross-functional audiences, including Project Management, Product Management, R&D Chemists, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain.
  • Mentor less experienced engineers.
  • Direct activities of one or more support engineers/designers to achieve project goals.
  • Direct activities of support personnel to order parts, assemble breadboards, and assemble prototypes for testing.
  • Plan and develop experimental test programs.
  • Write and release Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for engineering drawings and Bills of Material (BOMs)
  • Assist in the transfer of products to Manufacturing, including documentation, training, and test fixtures.

Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent, with 5 years related work experience.
  • Experience with fluidic devices (e.g. pumps, transducers, tubing, fittings) in the medical device or scientific instrument industry
  • Experience designing electro-mechanical devices
  • Strong knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.
  • Experience performing ECOs and creating/updating BOMs; SAP and Oracle is a plus.
  • High proficiency using 3D CAD software; CREO/Windchill is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA); CREO Simulate is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of ANSI drafting standards and GD&T
  • Excellent communication skills; must be able to clearly communicate technical content to peers and management, support conclusions and recommendations with calculations, test data, industry literature, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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