Senior Mechanical Engineer # JN -072021-67335

Lake Bluff, Illinois
Industry: Mechanical / Manufacture / Electrical Engineers
Job Number: JN -072021-67335

Title                          : Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location                   : Lake Bluff, IL, 60044

Duration                  : 12 months contract



The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be a Subject Matter Expert in technical aspects of the organization's instrumentation platforms. The position comprises mechanical designing responsibilities within an R&D team by supporting and developing Transfusion testing platforms. They will be responsible for managing the design and integration of robotic equipment inside of instruments. This will require an expertise in Solid Works modeling and detailing, leading and collaborating with cross functional teams in order to obtain successful mechanical designs on medical equipment.



  • Design, build, and execute testing of robotic components or sub-systems. Document and present test plans to broader audience.
  • Experience with electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical system designs and can build test beds to support early and long-term reliability development
  • Develop component and assembly specifications, and interface control drawings
  • Experience with multitude of manufacturing processes using metals, plastics, adhesives, silicones
  • Lead internal investigations into technical issues and lab instrument issues.
  • Leads & supports technical documentation.
  • Assists with design for serviceability and supportability of engineering designs
  • Provide input into the design of new products and product improvements.
  • Has strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, and be able to work closely with electrical, firmware and software engineers as interdisciplinary team
  • Record and communicate experimental results to technical personnel with diverse scientific backgrounds.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with appropriate regulations and company policies and responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Defines investigative paths for and confirms Complaint Handling investigations to closure.
  • Devises root cause hypotheses and confirms instrument issues, discrepancies, problems or complaints in accordance with governing procedures
  • Travel accounts for approximately 15% of the job, though this number can significantly increase in times of elevated activity.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer Level III 5 – 7 years’ experience in an Engineering capacity
  • Mechanical Engineer Level IV – Minimum 7 years’ Experience in an Engineering capacity



  • Bachelor’s degree in Robotics or Mechanical Engineering including strong coursework and/or research experience
  • 5 + years of advanced Solidworks experience
  • Experience designing molded parts
  • Experience in commercial, structural simulation packages such as ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Motion or related software





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