Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0116
Title Mechanical Engineer III
City Lawrence
State MA
Description Mechanical Engineer III

Position Summary:
This individual will apply sound engineering principles to the development of new products at NxStage Medical Inc.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with systems, electrical, disposable, and software engineers to create, test, and improve complex electro-mechanical components and assemblies for next generation home dialysis instruments. Components include pumps, motors, pneumatics, couplings, sheet metal housings, and PCBA mounting/cabling
• Analysis of mechanical systems, including geometric tolerancing and Finite Element Analysis for structural, fatigue, thermal, vibration, and acoustics
• Develop manufacturing drawings in accordance with applicable standards
• Construct and test / oversee technicians in constructing and testing of prototype systems
• 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 and/or conduct Risk Analysis activities, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Operator Misuse Analysis (OMA), and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to ensure design- and process- related risks are identified and appropriately mitigated
• Work with Quality Assurance to maintain documentation in accordance with the approved internal Quality System that meets applicable GMP, QSR, ISO, and other requirements
• Support the design, development, testing, and/or use of complex automated and semi-automated assembly and test equipment
• Manage vendors to insure rapid delivery of prototype components

Skills:
• Proficient in Solidworks 3D modeling, standard analysis tools and methodologies, mechanical detailing, geometric tolerancing, and documentation
• Strong understanding of medical device development processes
• Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Strong diagnostic & problem-solving skills desired, including troubleshooting and root cause analysis
• Experience maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information
• Experience with design of experiments
• Familiarity with fabrication methods such as machining, molding, sheet metal, and casting processes
• Demonstrated aptitude for practical application of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical to system design. Design for EMI/ESD.
Requirements • BS in Mechanical Engineering, MSME strongly preferred
• 3- 5+ years experience in product design, development, and/or testing of complex electro-mechanical products
• Prior medical device experience required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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