Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 41860
Title: Engineer Sr - Mechanical
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA


As a member of an extraordinarily creative, motivated and talented team, you develop new medical devices that are used by the world's top surgeons. You will develop complex innovative electro-optical-mechanical products that withstand cleaning and sterilization, are safe and reliable, look beautiful, and are intuitive to use. You work with expert engineering, quality, supply chain, and operation teams to see products through manufacture and to the delight of our customers.


Main Objective:

Responsible for full life cycle development of Class I and II medical devices, which includes initiation, design, development, execution, and product maintenance. Recognized as technical leader and resource.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Expert in CAD (SolidWorks preferred) and experience with tools consistent with mechanical engineering experts (FEA, CFD, PDM, etc.)
  2. Leader in design for quality using risk management tools and lean product development approaches.
  3. Leader in design for manufacturability through coordination with suppliers and internal team members.
  4. Works with marketing and clinical specialists to understand customer needs for products.
  5. Designs components or functional systems, and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
  6. Leads design development and optimization through prototyping, modeling, simulation and analysis.
  7. Provides expert consultation in one or more areas of design, development, and implementation of technical products or systems.
  8. Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
  9. Determines and develops test requirements for components, assemblies and systems as required; support Verification and Validation testing.
  10. Supports development of budgets and timelines for projects.
  11. Gives input to other members of the engineering staff to assist them in their assignments and provide them with learning experience.
  12. Provides expert consultation in one or more areas of design, development, and implementation of technical products or systems.
  13. Supports maintenance of design history file for assigned projects, adhering to Arthrex design control procedures.
  14. Administer and expedite the Design Control Process, DHF management, Design Change Process, Design Verification and Validation in compliance with the QMS and in support of product releases.
  15. Provides Regulatory department technical support for assigned projects as needed.
  16. Supports Marketing and Product Management with technical information to be used for training and marketing of assigned products.
  17. Supports surgeon and distributor customers by training and/or educating on technical aspects of assigned products as needed.
  18. Reports progress and status of assigned projects on a timely basis with emphasis on reporting results to Mechanical Engineering Manager.
  19. Some required domestic travel to attend trade shows and visit established accounts as well as prospective accounts. International travel may be required.


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required. 

MS degree preferred. 

Minimum of 7 years of experience required; preferably in a medical device company.



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

  • Demonstrable experience with medical device product development from concept and testing to production release 
  • Expert understanding of electro-Mechanical and electro-Optical design principals.
  • Expert in 3D-CAD (e.g. SolidWorks).
  • Expert in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and analysis of tolerance stackup for complex assemblies.
  • Strong experience with design optimization and simulation with analysis tools such as FEA and CFD.
  • Demonstrable experience in Design for Manufacturability, including manufacturing process optimization support, and Design for Cost.
  • Expert understanding of fabrication techniques (e.g. machining, molding, laser cutting, etc.) and associated design tradeoffs.
  • Strong working knowledge of medical device regulations and associated quality systems, particularly design controls and risk management preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in Design for Quality with tools such as FTA, FMEA, HALT/HASS.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, and project implementation.
  • Knowledge of orthopedic surgery principles, theories, and products preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices preferred.
  • Project management skills and training preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and accountability to project deliverable timing and budgets required. 


    Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

    Working knowledge of mechanical testing equipment, electronic testing equipment, automated test equipment, SolidWorks or other 3D modeling software required. Knowledge of surgical equipment and instrumentation preferred. Experience with Medical Capital Equipment development and testing preferred.




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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