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Mechanical Engineer

Balance Staffing - San Jose Brisbane, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional mechanical engineer to join our mechanical engineering team and support development of novel medical devices and applications. Projects involve a broad range of technologies including complex laser and optical delivery systems, high-power ultrasound, and radio-frequency devices. This diversity of technologies and our culture of organic innovation and vertical integration provides a unique opportunity for an individual with broad interests and skills.

This position is responsible for design and development of precision opto-mechanical assemblies for laser systems, structural frames, thermal management systems, and industrial designs.  The engineer will work closely with our electrical and laser design teams and be responsible for product development from ideation through product launch.  Previous experience with product development is required, preferably in the medical device or laser industry. 

Key Responsibilities:

Define and guide development of elegant mechanical designs that meet requirements for product performance, cost, reliability, and manufacturability.
Develop designs for all phases of product development from proof-of-concept through manufacturing.
Drive design verification by testing design performance in the lab and design validation by developing fast-turn clinical prototypes for use in the Cutera Research Clinic.
Contribute regularly to technical design reviews, project scheduling, and development of new product concepts and applications.
Use FEA simulation tools to model mechanical assemblies and guide design development.

Position Requirements:

B.S. in Mechanical engineering with 5+ years related mechanical design experience for capital equipment, laser, or medical devices. Graduate degree is a plus.
Experience in dynamic mechanical design required. Experience with actuation assemblies such as laser beam scanning systems, translation and rotation stages is a plus.
Experienced in design of opto-mechanical assemblies preferred. Knowledge of strain-free mounting techniques for optics using adhesives is a plus.
Strong understanding of GD&T principles and ability to evaluate and apply them to precision mechanical designs.
Proven 5+ years of CAD design experience. SolidWorks preferred.
Extensive knowledge of leading manufacturing technologies including plastic injection molding, sheet metal manufacturing, and high precision machining.
Proven communication skills and ability to make design recommendations based on cross-functional inputs (Engineering, Clinical, Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory).
Ability to apply FEA simulation tools to develop designs by correlating simulation results with empirical test data. Experience with thermal FEA tools is strongly preferred.
Experience modeling thermal management systems such as air and water cooled heat exchangers and thermoelectric coolers.
Basic working knowledge, electronics, optics, and numerical data analysis (Excel, Matlab, or equivalent) required. Data acquisition skills such as LabView is a plus.
Familiarity with FDA Quality Systems Regulations/Design Control requirements, IEC 60601 compliance standards, or ISO14971 Risk Management requirements is a plus.

Company Description
Balance Staffing is a full-service staffing agency that aims to unite talented and hardworking people with excellent workplaces, while building lasting relationships with our employees and our clients. To us, job seekers are more than a resume; they are unique individuals working to achieve their career dreams and companies aren’t clients, but partners striving for business success. Our goal is connecting top talent with exceptional employers. Since 1997, that’s been our guiding purpose, inspiring us to always be at our best, so we can be there for you.

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