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Senior CAD Technologist, R&D

Orange County Metro Area, CA

Posted: 12/06/2018 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -122018-23206
Senior CAD Technologist, R&D
Lifesciences Industry
Irvine, CA

Responsibilities:
  • Support a range of engineering activities for new product development (NPD) and legacy product modification.
  • Design, develop, and test simple to moderate complexity assembly and test fixtures in support of newly-created products.
  • Assist R&D Engineers with product development by rapidly prototyping designs, evaluating design performance, troubleshooting and understanding failure modes, proposing design improvements.
  • Update CAD drawings per Engineering Change Requests (ECR) through the PDM (Product Data Management) system. Teamcenter and/or Windchill PDM knowledge is highly desirable.
  • Modify and perform mechanical drawings updates for initial release in collaboration with the R&D Engineering team.
  • Manage, review, and update CAD files.
  • Build prototypes for physician demonstration.
  • Operate lab equipment including set-up, clean-up, break-down, and re-assembly.
Skills:
  • Strong ability in the use of SolidWorks Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Additional ability with Creo Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is desired.
  • Substantial understanding of drafting principles, techniques and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of the ASME Y14.5M-2009 drawing standards.
  • Solid understanding of general manufacturing processes including machining and injection molding.
  • Experience designing, building, and preparing prototypes, sub-assemblies, feasibility test units, and samples.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with the team is essential.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage time effectively.
  • Proficiency in general Microsoft applications including MS Word and Excel.
  • Medical device industry experience is preferred.
Education & Experience:
  • Associate s Degree (or equivalent) and at least 6 years of related experience, or a minimum of 8 years of related experience.
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