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Mechanical Engineering Manager



Austin, IN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Job Description

As the Mechanical Engineering Manager you will oversee the development of novel implantable medical devices, hermetic electronics packages, cranial implants and surgical instrumentation. Coordination with internal and external resources will be required to manufacture prototypes and eventually transfer designs to manufacturing. In the course of your work executing Paradromics’ projects, you will ensure that proper scientific principles and engineering procedures are followed so that when a project is complete, it can be transferred readily to Manufacturing.

This role has a managerial component, as you will be supervising a team of scientists and engineers who will be involved in the day-to-day execution of these projects. You will be expected to provide mentorship and direction for your team as you all work to bring together disparate technologies and methods into a single device development plan. You will need to plan and coordinate the work of the mechanical engineering staff to ensure that they meet goals and objectives and conduct performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. Close collaboration with the electrical engineering team will also be required in order to ensure that mechanical designs are tightly integrated with associated electrical designs and requirements.

Education Requirements

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Eng., Biomedical Eng., Material Science or related field.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least ten years of experience following a Bachelor’s degree related to novel and advanced projects required.
  • In-depth understanding of 3D mechanical design and Solidworks.
  • Experience with GD&T and dimensional metrology.
  • In-depth understanding of biocompatible materials.
  • Experience designing medical devices with implantable electronics (DBS, LVAT, IPG, spinal cord stimulator, etc.).
  • Experience designing in a highly regulated quality control environment (ISO 13485 or FDA QSR).
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Very strong analytical and debugging skills.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced organization with shifting responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills, in particular in project planning and direction-setting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Familiar with analytical programming languages such as MATLAB or python.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience with medical leads and connectors (i.e., Bal Seal®).
  • Experience with Titanium alloys, noble metals, and/or Alumina.
  • Experience designing surgical techniques with validation via cadaveric lab experience.
  • Experience in electronics assembly technologies such as soldering, wire-bonding, flip chip bonding, etc.
  • Proficient in other Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software such as KLayout or Altium for model generation.
  • Experience working with 3rd parties for manufacturing and testing services.

Paradromics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.