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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Sibel Health
Niles, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


With headquarters based in Chicago, Illinois and an international office in Seoul, South Korea, Sibel Health is an award-winning medical technology startup founded in 2018 with a mission to deliver Better Health Data for All®. We achieve this by providing a vertical solution of advanced wireless wearables, best in class software, and novel AI/ML algorithms. We were founded with a specific focus on our most vulnerable patients—pregnant persons and babies—where we believe wireless monitoring has the potential to do the most clinical good. To date, we’ve launched our technologies in 20 countries from the most advanced hospitals in the world to the most resource constrained locations. We work with some of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world from major philanthropies to large medical device companies. With numerous FDA clearances and a recently completed fundraising round, we are poised for growth and expansion. We are seeking mission-driven individuals with a strong sense of purpose who believe that technology can improve the lives of patients who do not typically have a voice.


Our diverse team of engineers, data scientists, designers, and doctors are revolutionizing wireless monitoring with a focus on maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. We are looking for a professional and experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our team! This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all activities, projects, and personnel within the Mechanical Engineering team. You will act as a liaison both internally and externally for Mechanical Engineering by interacting with Market Sector Leaders, Project Managers, personnel at Sibel Health, clientele, consultants and vendors.


  • Lead the Mechanical Engineering teams to achieve their objectives.

  • Present technical findings or project status to cross functional teams and management through design reviews, presentations, and other means of communication.

  • Establish design standards and procedures to manage the work.

  • Determine personnel needs, by team, and for each individual project based upon the current and projected workload; collect information and feedback from managers including staffing recommendations and workload projections.

  • Convey personnel needs to the VP of Hardware and participate in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of prospective candidates.

  • Act as a mentor for the team members by providing continuous guidance and support through professional training and career development.

  • Create and interpret analyses to determine suitability of design concepts

  • Work with manufacturing and suppliers to ensure feasibility of production

  • Research, plan, design, verify, validate electromechanical products and systems

  • Review all Mechanical Engineering deliverables for technical content, drawing quality and adherence to regulatory/project requirements.

  • Discuss goals and project objectives, requirements and budgets with team members and leadership.


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field

  • 10+ years of experience in mechanical product development

  • 5+ years of experience in the medical device industry with direct involvement in new product development.

  • 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams in a multi-disciplinary organization

  • Understanding of medical device regulations, particularly with respect to the development of new products.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully

  • Demonstrated ability to promote and establish teamwork and individual leadership

  • Ability to successfully and continuously lead a team of engineering professionals to meet and exceed goals

  • Effective time management and organizational skills; ability to become involved in a number of projects and remain up-to-date on the various developmental stages

  • Expertise with CAD, preferably Solidworks

  • Experience with compression molding processes and equipment or quick prototyping using soft moldable silicones

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Experience with high-volume manufacturing


  • Experience working in a startup environment.

  • Experience designing/developing wearable monitoring medical devices

  • Formal training in Six Sigma methodologies


  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

  • "Take as much time as you need" policy

  • Simple IRA plan with employer matching

  • Company sponsored events and lunches

  • Opportunity to be part of a dedicated and driven team that is here to disrupt and revolutionize wireless monitoring

Sibel Health Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

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Sibel Health


Niles, IL



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