Engineer Sr I - Mechanical - ACT

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 54281 
Title: Engineer Sr I - Mechanical - ACT 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA 











Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics.  Engineer Sr I - Mechanical is responsible for full life cycle development of medical devices, which includes initiation, design, development, execution, and product maintenance. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Design’s components or functional systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products as well as facilitate manufacturing operations.  
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. 
  • Works with finance and extended team to determine budget for assigned projects. 
  • Works with project management and extended team to determine timeline for assigned projects. 
  • Primary mechanical resource on multifunctional new product project teams, as assigned by Engineering Manager, through project technical feasibility analysis, initiation, planning, execution, and termination, adhering closely to project timeline and budget.   
  • Works with Systems Engineering to create and maintain design history file for assigned projects, adhering to Arthrex design control procedures. 
  • Provides Regulatory department technical support for assigned projects as needed. 
  • Supports Marketing and Product Management with technical information to be used for training and marketing of assigned products.  
  • Works with extended team to ensure design considers the needs of internal stakeholders (Manufacturing, Service, Quality, Sourcing, etc.) 
  • Supports Manufacturing and Service process creation (assembly/disassembly/rework), ensuring processes maintain design intent. 
  • Supports surgeon and distributor customers by training and/or educating on technical aspects of assigned products as needed.  
  • Determines necessity of testing and initiates testing of assigned products 
  • Report’s progress and status of assigned projects on a timely basis.   
  • Regularly attends surgical observations (live surgery, wet labs, and/or dry labs) to gather input from end users and identify opportunities for product improvement. 
  • May be required travel to attend trade shows and visit established accounts as well as prospective accounts. International travel may be required. 




  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.  Full knowledge of industry practices. 
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. 
  • May refer to established precedents and policies. 






  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.  May refer to established precedents and policies. 
  • Demonstrates a command of engineering skills through the ability to efficiently design intrinsically safe and effective solutions.
  • Effectively communicates the motivation, theory, and practical trade-offs of designs and eagerly work with a multi-disciplinary team to realize the best overall solution. 
  • Has and maintains a healthy sense of risks and skepticism when developing design, plans, and test strategies. 
  • Maintains a well-organized catalog of historical risks which guides their design choices. 




  • Work is performed under minimal direction.  
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignment.  
  • Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities and coordinates activities of direct reports (if applicable) and team resources to accomplish objectives. 
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.




  • Knowledge of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices preferred. 
  • Manufacturing process knowledge required. 
  • Project management and communication skills required. 
  • Working knowledge of anatomy from an orthopedic standpoint preferred. 
  • Expert in designing products using a 3D-CAD program required (SolidWorks preferred). 
  • Proficient with latest ASME Y14.5 standard.
  • Proficient with tolerance analysis (stack-up) methods.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, and project implementation required.
  • Knowledge of orthopedic surgery principles, theories, products, and historical perspective preferred.
  • Proficient with one or more design analysis tool (FEA, CFD, optical ray tracing, etc.) and appropriate methods to validate results. 
  • Proficient with Design for Quality tools such as FTA, FMEA, HALT/HASS. 
  • 5 Years of full-time job experience in Mechanical Engineering (excluding internships and/or academic programs). 
  • BS Degree Mechanical Engineering required (MS Preferred)


Remote positions may be considered, but on-site is preferred







About Arthrex


Arthrex Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing, and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and sports medicine and innovates more than 1,000 new products and procedures every year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.


Our core value is Making People Better. As a leading health care technology innovator, we are committed to making people’s lives better. The contributions we make to science and medicine have the potential to get a star athlete back in the game or improve the quality of someone’s life. It’s truly meaningful work.


Making People Better also signifies our corporate social responsibility and commitment to employees and communities. We make employees’ lives better through job security, educational and professional growth opportunities, unique benefits and amenities, and modern facilities that promote a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of collaboration, mutual respect, and camaraderie. We also make important economic and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve.


As a certified Great Place to Work® and one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Manufacturing and Production, Arthrex is proud of its award-winning, family business culture. With more than 6,000 employees around the world, we are growing and looking for candidates who champion our Arthrex Proud values of Innovation, Integrity, Dedication, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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