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Mechanical Test Engineer

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 05/28/2019 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -052019-24964
As a mechanical engineer, you will partake in ground-breaking early-stage hardware and system development. For this role, you will join a team of collaborative, resourceful, and passionate engineers on a mission to develop life-changing neuromodulation therapies for patients with chronic diseases through our partnership with Galvani Bioelectronics.

  • Design novel mechanical test fixtures for implantable and wearable medical devices and manage their lifecycle: design, fabrication, assembly, maintenance, test, documentation, and release in PLM/QMS.
  • Plan design of experiments, author test protocols, and execute/coordinate testing and inspection efforts to characterize and verify design and manufacturing processes, with inputs from cross-functional development team.
  • Accurately document and clearly communicate test results through formal reports in accordance with international medical device regulatory requirements.
  • Drive failure analysis efforts and communicate findings to cross-functional development team.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Proficiency in mechanical fixture design in Solidworks and/or NX Unigraphics.
  • Experience with standard inspection and test systems such as Instron, imaging scopes, measuring machines, force gauges and data loggers.
  • Good engineering problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to arrive at effective conclusions or solutions despite minimal direction.
  • Good understanding of engineering fundamentals and proven hands-on mechanical skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • M.S. or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering, or B.S with a focus on experimental work.
  • One or more years of experience in medical device product development.
  • One or more years of experience in product testing, analysis methodologies, and test documentation.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
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