Senior Engineer at Velano Vascular
San Francisco, CA, US
Role & Responsibilities
The Senior Engineer supports the Engineering team with all internal development and external development activities for Velano Vascular’s products. The Senior Engineer will develop new concepts, support pre-clinical (prototypes) and released, approved medical devices in the field. The Senior Engineer may provide technical oversite to others engaged in development of new products. This position requires a passion for customers, technology innovation, and product and process excellence.
The Senior Engineer will have responsibility for a range of critical engineering activities, including but not limited to:
Mechanical Design – Define and design mechanical systems, including mechanism layouts, preliminary solid modeling of prototype components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies, fluidic handling, structural chassis and housings, equipment, fixtures, molds and tools.
Design Control – Identify the appropriate methods and designs for all components, and modify design. Facilitate component design and assembly process reviews with the manufacturing partners throughout the design process to ensure a smooth transition into production.
Design Integration – Work with external designers to develop innovative solutions while maintaining usability and aesthetic requirements;
CAD Development – Assist in internal and external CAD to design components and assemblies; Utilize master modeling, and other advanced modeling techniques.
Prototyping – Develop prototypes to demonstrate and evaluate high risk areas of new products and processes; Develop prototypes to evaluate system-level models of full product designs; Select materials and fabrication processes as appropriate for design requirements; Facilitate debug and optimization through shop work and testing.
Supporting Manufacturing – Improve quality and performance and reduce costs. Utilize design control system, write protocols and test reports, prepare time lines, cost estimates, BOM’s work instructions, PO’s and manage engineering activities in support of project plans. Work closely with OEM manufacturer and component suppliers.
Lead Development Teams and develop engineering talent
Plan Project Work using MS Project, deliver results with high quality, on time and at budget
Knowledge / Skills / Experience
5-10 years of hands-on medical device product development (Vascular Access product experience preferred)
Mechanical design expertise – mechanism development
Hands on prototyping of any kind and level
Verification expertise and ability to verify design requirements
Prototype testing and documentation
Knowledge in advanced engineering and computational modeling techniques including: finite element analysis and modeling, computational fluid dynamics, 3D solid modeling software
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics and five to ten years of experience. Or MS in an engineering discipline and four to eight years of experience.