Mechanical Engineering - Manager

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

 RequisitionID:          57754
Title: Manager - Mechanical Engineering
Division: [[Arthrex, Inc. (US01)]]
Location: Santa Barbara, CA 
Salary Range:
Salary Minimum: [[$143,750.00]]
Salary Maximum [[$258,750.00]]




Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. The Manager – Mechanical Engineering is responsible for full life cycle development of ACT product, which includes initiation, design, development, execution, and product maintenance. Recognized as technical leader and resource. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Team leader in support of mechanical design of Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices through entire product development lifecycle maintaining a focus on timeline and budget conformance.
  • Interview, hire, train, and supervise the daily activities of assigned direct reports. Assign resources, monitor workloads, conduct performance assessments, and oversee employee development.
  • Strong understanding of QMS and associated regulations relevant to Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices preferred including all DHF deliverables.
  • Focus on product Quality and driving the use of the QMS systems in support of product quality (e.g., design controls, risk management, DFMEA)
  • Continuous optimization of engineering throughput using lean and agile techniques.
  • Continuous improvement of engineering systems (e.g., CAD, PDM, DFx, simulation, rapid prototyping) in support of rapid product development.
  • Keen business perspective to enable dynamic prioritization and delegation of projects, tasks, collaborations to optimize time-to-market.
  • Seen as a technical leader internally with a strong sense of internal customers (DFx) to facilitate deployment of new product designs and design changes.
  • Manage both internal resources and contractors as necessary.
  • Primary contributor to product planning using Lean tools, assess completeness of critical chains, manage compression activities, and reconcile based on resource loading.
  • Responsible for product budget estimates as appropriate.
  • Provides expert consultation in one or more areas of design, development, and implementation of technical products or systems.
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or 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.
  • Supports Manufacturing to provide processing improvements.
  • 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
  • Some required travel to attend vendors, trade shows and visit established accounts as well as prospective accounts. International travel may be required.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering required, advanced degree preferred.
  • 8 years of relevant new product development experience required. Medical device experience preferred.
  • 3 years of direct management or supervision of technical teams required.
  • Formal engineering management training preferred.



Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Expert in Capital Equipment productization and evolution within QMS and in manufacturing environment. Medical device experience preferred.
  • Strong leader, clear communicator, and highly organized project manager using lean techniques:  critical chain project management, information theory, risk management.
  • Deep understanding of mechanical design principals.  Optical design experience a plus.
  • Expert in designing products using 3D CAD, associated design tools (tolerance analysis, thermal analysis, stress analysis, etc.), and PDM.
  • Demonstrable expertise in design for manufacturability and design for cost. 
  • Strong understanding of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in design for reliability.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and experience with root cause analysis techniques
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, and project implementation.
  • Knowledge of orthopedic surgery principles, theories, and products.
  • Historical perspective on orthopedic surgery principals, theories, and products.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Knowledge of surgical equipment and instrumentation, mechanical testing equipment, bench-top lab equipment, PC, SolidWorks, FEA, Tolerance Analysis, PDM, PLM, Mechanical manufacturing processes/techniques.



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.


We invite you to explore our numerous exceptional benefits at or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.






Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Eligible for discretionary Long Term Incentive program



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

Job Segment: Medical Device, Medical Device Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Manager, Sports Medicine, Healthcare, Engineering