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Mechanical Engineer

Orange County Metro Area, CA

Posted: 06/28/2019 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -062019-25158
Mechanical Engineer
Lake Forest, CA
Biotech Industry


The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design and development of electromechanical devices used in ophthalmic surgical suite. The engineer has in-depth knowledge of mechanical design and fabrication techniques such as plastic injection molding, sheet metal & CNC machining for small to mid-size parts in low to medium volumes. The Mechanical Engineer will be involved in various product development phases mainly focusing on design & development activities.

  • Responsible for electromechanical design, from design through production release, of a module or sub-assembly used in ophthalmic surgical console used in cataract or retinal procedures.
  • Proficiency in fabrication processes like, injection molding, CNC machining and sheet metal.
  • Creative thinker capable of designing mechanical packaging and mounting of electronic assemblies considering required creepage, clearance and thermal requirements.
  • Experience working with electronic components, sub-assemblies and printed circuit boards.
  • Experience in connector selection and designing cable assemblies and drawings using CREO.
  • Capable of designing product packaging with consideration for low manufacturing cost, low material costs, serviceability and reliability.
  • Work with external molding vendors to refine the part design, material selection, create detailed technical drawings, specify GD&T, critical dimensions, perform stack up & design optimization.
  • Assume ownership to discuss & address DFM, DFA, optimization, cost, lead time, prototype samples, FAI & logistics to ensure alignment with project schedule.
  • Support all aspects of design documentation and design control in alignment with company policies, procedures & SOP s.
  • Promote parts, assemblies through various stages, manage technical changes, BOM updates & documentation changes as necessary through engineering change request (ECN).
  • Lead assembly & test fixture design & detailing to support manufacturing and product testing effort.
  • Provide R&D support to manufacturing team to assist in documentation & procurement
Preferred Experience:
  • Advanced technical degree.
  • Experience with Windchill PLM & SAP ERP is a plus.
  • Knowledge of all regulatory, quality and safety requirements relevant to optical medical devices is considered a plus.
  • Bachelor s Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +8 yrs; Assoc.+4 yrs)
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
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