R&D Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

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Mechanical Engineer

This medical device company located in Redmond, WA which is developing a sub-millimeter, Scanning Fiber Endoscope (“SFE) to provide a first-ever, surgical view, into the intra-vascular anatomy is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for a full-time, direct opportunity. The company is devoted to improving medical care in critical areas of Coronary Perfusion, Post Stroke Care, and Spinal Cord Injury. The company’s patented Scanning Fiber Endoscopy technology will revolutionize medical imaging. Develops innovative assembly automation tools and equipment for advanced versions of SFE instruments.

The selected candidate will help bridge the gap between product design requirements, and capability of existing manufacturing technologies. Your primary focus will be developing manufacturing concepts into reality by designing, building and demonstrating performance of prototype-level assembly and test machines. This will require a love for technical challenge, and a willingness to go where no one has ever gone before! As a member of one or more project teams, you will take ownership and lead the way on individual tasks, making technical recommendations and forecasting schedule. You will also serve a key role in cross-functional brainstorming and critical technical reviews. You will have a voice in setting product and equipment/process specifications for the production team. You may support other groups with additional tool/fixture design. You may also take on product design responsibilities as opportunity and aptitude provide.

The selected candidate will take the lead on the detailed design of new manual and automated manufacturing tooling and processes. Propose and be accountable to schedule and technical milestones. Produce working prototypes of tools/process and demonstrate feasibility and capability. Support manufacturing engineering team during design transfer, and process validations. May take on product design opportunities also available as aptitude, interest and schedule provide. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess a BS in Engineering, or equivalent experience required. Have over 5 years minimum experience in a design or development engineering role Solidworks: minimum 1,000 hrs seat time within last 5 years. Solidworks EPDM/PDM Pro: experience desirable, not required. Machine / Tool Design, using Solidworks. 

Experience with all phases of design process: requirements; concept; design; freez;test. Familiar with constraints and tolerances of various component fabrication processes. Be able to design to mitigate schedule and technical risk. Also desired: Equipment specification, source and selection. Capable of defining IQ/OQ/PQ requirements. Experience designing for high-volume/high-reliability. Automation - Prototyping / Fabrication. Assembly and modification of prototype (product or tooling) using standard shop equipment. Also desired: Assembly of prototypes using microscope, tweezers, high level of dexterity. Fabrication: operate 3d printer and other (proprietary) fab and assembly machines- Test / Inspection. Operation of standard and custom test and measurement equipment.

Design experiments, tools and test methods to evaluate new processes and designs. Also desired: Formal training in root cause diagnosis, DOE, validations, etc. -Communication / Documentation. Must be fluent in English. Must be capable of succinct and accurate engineering documents (reports, procedures, etc.). Also desired: Independent critical review of technical documents. Must enjoy challenge and change; this is a start-up after all.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer