Senior Mechanical Engineer

Los Gatos, California, United States
Jan 02, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer (ME) within Inflammatix's Engineering Team, you will lead design and development efforts in a broad range of areas such as mechatronics, fluidics, and thermal control for life science instrumentation. Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team.

  • Design and develop mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices. These may include mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and micro-fluidic aspects.
  • Contribute to the development of product requirements and specifications.
  • Present concepts, designs and data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Write test protocols and test reports.
  • Design and build fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems and system integration with team members.
  • Work closely with a variety of contract development partners.
  • Support transfer to manufacturing and scale up.

  • BS degree in engineering or a related field
  • 5-8 years of experience working in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development
  • Must have experience in at least three of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    • Design of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    • Design of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    • Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs

  • Test strategy, definition, and execution skills
  • Able to understand new technologies quickly
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Successful communication skills, business acumen, and assertive decision-making ability
  • Flexibility to multi-task and perform a wide range of activities
  • Demonstrated abilities in the design and development of life science instruments or diagnostic devices.
  • Experience with design and testing of fluidic consumables preferred
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings and FEA/CFD simulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint

  • Classification: Full-time position located at our Los Gatos, California office
  • Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience; includes equity package.
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision; 401(k) and more.

Inflammatix is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions and breastfeeding, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.