Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

San Francisco Area, CA

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Our client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer on the West Coast!

Our client is a pioneer in the food testing industry, with a concentration in food testing, robotics, and cloud- based analytics. They are constantly pushing new ideas through clinical research trials and next-gen turnkey diagnostics. This position will offer exposure in the food testing industry, as well as opportunities to participate in developing complex automated NGS based products.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the hardware development of highly customized, automated NGS modules and systems by working closely with and learning from marketing, human factors, user experience, engineers, scientists, and the product team
  • Develop concept, hardware, define layout and system architectures, cosmetic and detail design with analysis and testing as appropriate. Support integration, validation testing and troubleshooting
  • Develop and manage product engineering requirements and translate them to system requirements with subsystem and part level design specs.
  • Rigorously document part designs, assembly processes, and methods of operation to support fields, manufacturing, and future design changes
  • Explore and implement new materials, fabrication, and manufacturing processes for the enclosure subsystem to execute color, material, finish, and appearance design intent
  • Communicate detailed technical information both verbally and nonverbally so that it is understood by multidisciplinary teams


  • MS/BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years in industry experience in mechanical design engineering in medical device or life sciences industry
  • Experience with 3D-CAD, physics modeling/simulations, and calculations tools
  • Experience in thermal modeling and with thermally sensitive environments are desirable
  • Experience with reliability test design and protocol with strong statistical analysis skills for data interpretation and visualization
  • Hands-on experience assembling physical prototypes
  • Strong multidisciplinary engineering capability and broad scientific knowledge (device, instrumentation, automation, fluidic, PCR, assays, software, etc.)
  • Experience with next generation sequencing technologies and applications, automation, and workflow