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Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer

Company: Dry Development and Investment Corporation
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

We Believe that Outstanding People are the Key to Success! Dry Development is looking for the RIGHT person for permanent hire with one of our Clients, a Life Science fluidics company. Here's the information you need to know: Compensation: $95K - 115K annually We are searching for a talented Senior Level Mechanical Engineer to join our client's product development team. This position will perform and manage mechanical engineering product design assignments of varying complexity. The Senior Mechanical Engineer primary responsibility is the development and optimization of fluidic product solutions in Chromatography systems for OEM instrumentation needs. This role works to understand customer application challenges, extract and define product requirements, create specifications, and develop concepts that address customers' needs. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer utilizes mechanical engineering knowledge, problem solving skills and project management to drive projects through the product development process - from concept, to design, through validation, and into production scale-up. The Senior Mechanical Engineer position is a part of a Research, Development and Engineering team that is geographically distributed among several sites. This role will receive guidance for work priorities and have support for challenges and questions. The person filling this role will have high autonomy and must be comfortable with remote communications and be driven and organized with practiced personal accountability. Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and apply advanced Mechanical Engineering theories, methods, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex technical problems.
  • Create complete engineering drawing packages (i.e. fabrication drawings, assembly drawings, BOM's, specification control drawings, etc.) of fluid handling products.
  • Comfortable leading and managing new product development projects using established procedures and project management tools as well as taking the role of Technical Lead for key customer projects.
  • Manage projects on a day-to-day basis, working closely with cross functional teams and suppliers to drive projects to completion.
  • Develops expertise on relevant Client technologies and products.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies and design approaches that meet or exceed product requirements.
  • Ability to take concepts from ideas to functional prototypes for verification testing while documenting research and testing for development of intellectual property.
  • Works with product managers, sales, and customers to define new product requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience of interfacing with external customers and outside suppliers/vendors.
  • Work with suppliers to optimize new products for cost and manufacturability.
  • Ensures released manufacturing documentation is reviewed, accurate, complete, and contains clear and comprehensive assembly and test instructions.

    • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar degree.
    • Minimum of 5+ years (ideal would be 7-8+ years of experience) general Engineering investigation, research, and problem-solving expertise in all aspects of new commercial product development, design, development, and project release process.
    • 3D CAD experience required: SolidWorks preferred. SKILLS AND APTITUDES
      • Proficiency with 3D CAD modeling tools (ideally SolidWorks) to design precision mechanical components and assemblies.
      • Can model, draft can use proper GD&T
      • Uses FMEA and can solve multi physics analysis.
      • Simulation experience with FMEA in solid works
      • Solid fluid dynamics in Solid works is desired
      • Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack analysis.
      • Experience leading small teams, developing/managing project schedules and use of project management software.
      • Experience in advanced mechanical engineering analysis (stress, vibration, thermal, fluidic).
      • Simulation experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) desired.
      • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques preferred.
      • Experience participating in Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM, six sigma, Poka-yoke, etc).
      • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers, and outside suppliers.
      • Design experience to include injection molded plastics, precision casting, and machined metal components.
      • Experience creating verification plans and reports (DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ) desirable.
      • Proficiency in the use of business software tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) and a proven ability to quickly learn and use new software tools.
      • Operates under limited supervision from Engineering Supervisor; exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation of results. Interfaces within Engineering and all other departments.
      • An established self-starter with the ability to work independently while supporting a culture of accountability, team orientation and a focus on successful outcomes.
      • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • Travel required 10% or less to suppliers and customers. Our team is family, and our roots run deep. At Dry Development, we believe that outstanding people are the key to success, and we've been matching the Right people with the Right opportunities since 2005. - For a list of opportunities we're working on finding the RIGHT people for, please visit and since we do not "collect" resumes by leaving up old job postings, nor do we post every position we are recruiting for, be sure to click the "Share Your Information" button if you don't see a position that is of interest to you. - We provide exceptional recruiting, temporary staffing, and consulting services by treating each person like a person, not a number. Dry Development and Investment Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. PI200605362

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