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Job Description

The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design, test, and documentation of parts and sub-systems for state of the art scientific instruments in the life sciences industry. This will include Mechanical or electro-mechanical designing, modeling, and detailing of parts and assemblies. Will assist Senior Engineers to produce Product Development File documents including all Specification Documents and Planning documents.

  • Use 3D CAD (CREO) to perform mechanical design, modeling, and detailing of parts, assemblies, and drawings.
  • Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Support development of test plans.
  • Coordinate with support personnel in ordering parts and assembling breadboards (sometimes foam-core), prototypes.
  • Assist with debugging and testing the assemblies and products to ensure performance, quality, reliability, and meeting cost targets.
  • Perform mechanical engineering analysis of part and system concepts to determine feasibility and theoretical performance related to expected specifications.
  • Write and release Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for engineering drawings and Bills of Material (BOMs)
  • Assist in the transferring of products to Manufacturing. Supporting Manufacturing Engineering with process and tooling development.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Minimum of two years related mechanical design experience.
  • Experience using 3D CAD software. CREO/Windchill is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). CREO Simulate is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ANSI drafting standards and GD&T.
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills to understand system interfaces and be able to quickly analyze, troubleshoot, and determine root cause of issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or related field.
  • Knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.
  • Experience performing ECOs and creating/updating BOMs. SAP and Oracle is a plus.
  • Experience with fluidic devices (e.g. pumps, transducers, tubing, fittings) in the medical device or scientific instrument industry.
  • Knowledge of applied materials science.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing thermoplastic components, (machined and injection molded), including PEEK, PTFE, UHMW, and others.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing sheet metal
  • Experience developing under ISO 9001 quality management systems.
  • Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). FloEFD is a plus
  • Proficiency using common machine shop power tools (e.g. mill, lathe, drill-press
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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