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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Seattle, Washington 98121 | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 03/06/2018 Job ID: 18168 Industry: Hardware

Position Title:  Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Seattle, Washington. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be part of a small and nimble product development team that is developing revolutionary devices to improve sample collection and integrity for critical in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. We are looking for that unique person with the practical background and intuition to devise multiple solutions to that challenging mechanical problem, the hands-on expertise to build and test them, the engineering fundamentals to understand why they behave the way they do, and the ability to turn all this into an elegant easy-to-use product.

Job Requirements:
  • Lead and collaborate with colleagues to engineer new medical devices, including concept generation and prototyping.
  • Act as technical lead and direct contributor on new product development efforts.
  • Design and test new products, bring them to manufacturing, and support their release to the market.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to identify areas of improvement and new product opportunities.

Job Qualifications:
  • Expertise in high-volume injection-molded plastics design.
  • Strong working knowledge of fluidics and/or microfluidics.
  • Design experience with elastomeric materials and dynamic seals.
  • Prototyping know-how, with the ability to be hands-on in the lab.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks, or other parametric CAD software.
  • Understanding of materials for medical products and compatibility with sterilization methods (preferred)
  • 8+ years developing real-world mechanical or electromechanical products in a team environment.
  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with applicable skills. Strong knowledge of prototyping methods and success working with rapid-prototyping resources.
  • Experience with external contract manufacturing, test laboratories, and certification partners.
  • Medical device design background, with a practical grasp of FDA Quality System Regulations (preferred).
  • FEA experience (a plus).

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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