Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0138
Title Mechanical Engineer II
City Lawrence
State MA
Description Position Summary:
The individual in this position will play a key role in design, development, testing, and support of next generation dialysis instruments at NxStage Medical. He or she will collaborate with a diverse team of engineers and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will contribute to both disposables and hardware designs, exhibiting outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Key Responsibilities:
● Collaborate with systems, electrical, hardware, and software engineers to create, test, and improve complex hardware assemblies and plastic disposable components for next generation home dialysis instruments
● Analyze both hardware and disposable components / assemblies; perform geometric tolerancing and Finite Element Analysis
● Develop manufacturing drawings in accordance with applicable standards
● Troubleshoot new designs and/or develop reliability improvements for existing designs
● Improve designs for reliability, manufacturability, and performance
● Participate in the development of product specifications and requirements documents
● Support the design, development, testing, and/or use of complex automated and semi-automated assembly and test equipment
● Work with vendors / manufacturing to ensure timely delivery of components

Requirements Education & Prior Work Experience:
● BS in Mechanical Engineering or similar
● 2-5 years experience in product design, development, and/or testing of hardware and/or plastic disposable products

● Proficient in Solidworks 3D modeling, standard mechanical analysis tools and methodologies, mechanical detailing, geometric tolerancing, and documentation
● Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
● Strong diagnostic & problem-solving skills desired, including troubleshooting and root cause analysis
● Familiarity with plastic fabrication methods such as injection molding, thermoforming, casting, extruding, solvent bonding, heat welding, ultrasonic welding, impulse welding, RF welding

Desired Qualifications:
● Medical device or other safety-critical product development experience
● Familiarity with sterilization techniques; experience designing disposables for gamma / autoclave sterilization
● Disposables manufacturing experience
● Spanish language skills are a plus
● Experience with design of experiments, design for manufacturing
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