Design & Automation Engineer
W. L. Gore & Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Description

Gore Medical Products has provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 35 years, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, and sutures, we are looking for a Design and Automation Engineer to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will work with manufacturing teams, the maintenance and calibration team, and the metrology lab in support of new product development and manufacturing.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Be passionate about providing design and automation support for the development and manufacturing of state-of-the art implantable medical devices
  • Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
Responsibilities include:
  • Generating parametric and 3D CAD models, parts, assemblies, and drawings using Solidworks
  • Interpreting equipment, tooling, and fixture requests and developing design specifications
  • Programming equipment using Excel and in-house software
  • Designing and documenting automated, semi-automated, and manual manufacturing equipment, test equipment, fixtures, and tooling per quality system requirements
  • Troubleshooting and upkeep of safe R&D, test, and manufacturing equipment
  • Understanding supplier capability and participating in qualification of new equipment and tooling suppliers
  • Establishing and driving appropriate inspection techniques for equipment, tooling and fixtures
  • Designing, building, and testing prototypes
  • Executing projects to completion within time and cost estimates
  • Reviewing designs for consistency with standard practices
  • Writing and performing validations of processes and equipment in accordance with quality system requirements as well as FDA and ISO guidelines
  • Documenting work in accordance with quality system requirements via technology notebooks, work plans, validation protocols / reports, and design file entries


Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in equipment / tooling and mechanical design
  • Solid knowledge of engineering fundamentals and ability to apply this knowledge to development and manufacturing equipment design and usage
  • Advanced capability with Solidworks
  • Working capability with PC based programming language
  • Knowledge of common machine-shop practices and capabilities (Vertical Mill, Lathe, Basic CNC programming)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take a hands-on approach through all phases of tooling / equipment design projects
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Prioritize, initiate, and drive projects to completion
    • Work effectively in team situations as well as independently
    • Network and interact effectively with a broad range of associates spanning varied disciplines and responsibilities
    • Travel periodically – approximately 10%
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

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Job : Engineer/Scientist
Primary Location : North America-United States-California-Sunnyvale

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time
Shift : Day (1st shift)

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W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our...