Principal Mechanical Engineer

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Principal Mechanical Engineer

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    Principal Mechanical Engineer
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The Davis Companies is searching for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead the design & development of new medical devices for one of our fantastic medical device manufacturing clients in the Northwest Metro.  

Position Description:

Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish technical specifications for designing or modifying products, processes, and materials.  Develops new products while interfacing with customers, vendors and internal departments to achieve the desired product specifications.  The goal is to develop products that meet the end users’ expectations.  Success in this position relies heavily on meeting dates and maintaining accountability while using experience and judgement to develop products and meet goals with minimal supervision. The Principal Mechanical Engineer is a key position in the R&D organization.  Key responsibilities include:  

  • Consistently generates innovative and unique solutions to market needs and submits idea disclosures.  Work is expected to result in the development of new products or processes.
  • Successfully completes complex engineering work in one or more of the following: technology development, product design and development, test of materials or products, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigation (animal and clinical studies), and report preparation.
  • Selects techniques to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.
  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from complex test results.
  • Designs and prepares complex reports to communicate results to technical community.
  • Designs and coordinates complex engineering tests and experiments.
  • Coordinates, manages, and documents project goals and progress and recommends appropriate revisions.
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment.
  • Interfaces with Physicians & Medical personnel to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices.
  • Translates customer needs into product requirements and design specifications.
  • Responsible for engineering documentation.
  • Works cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians and entry-level engineers.

Qualifications, Education & Experience:

  • BS in Electromechanical, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • SolidWorks expertise
  • 10+ years of product development experience preferably in a medical device development company
  • Solid understanding of Design and PDP process



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