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Principal Mechanical Engineer

IPG Photonics Corporation
Marlborough, MA


Marlborough, MA

Full job description

As IPG Medical grows, there is an expanding need for high level engineering support in the design of medical devices. This is a role for an experienced Mechanical Engineer with strong design skills in system packaging, plastics design, incorporation of innovative manufacturing processes, and mechanical analysis.

Lead responsibilities on some device development projects or sub-projects, including the packaging of lasers, displays, scanners, and electronics. Senior level contributor responsibilities on other device development projects.

Utilize a strong understanding of Solidworks to design complex and high perceived value system enclosures and handpieces including some aspects of Industrial Design, and all aspects of opto- mechanical packaging and molded plastic design.

Take an active role in managing the sourcing of components and sub-assemblies including process evaluation, vendor sourcing and managing prototype builds.

Participate in review meetings with partners/customers representing design tasks.

Design, build, test prototype systems and/or sub modules and develop assembly or alignment methods and fixturing.

Contribute documentation in line with our medical SOP’s, in support of submissions and creation of DHF’s.


Minimum 15 years experience in the design and packaging of systems and devices. At least 10 years medical device experience.

Proficient in Solidworks including opto-mechanical design, surfacing and mold design. Complete understanding of tolerance analyses and drawing methods.

Full understanding of fabrication processes for enclosures, molded parts, cast parts, stereolithographic parts.

Experience with Arena, or equivalent PLM system as a high level user.

Prior experience working for a Medical Device manufacturer, following Medical practices and protocols.