Mechanical Engineer

DEKA Research & Development
 Manchester, NH

DEKA Research and Development, housed in Manchester, NH, is looking for an experienced mechanical design engineer to participate in the development of innovative medical devices. They will work as part of a team driving products through their lifecycle including concept generation, prototyping, component and assembly development, testing, and associated documentation. The candidate is expected to be very self-sufficient in handling multiple sub-assembly designs simultaneously, requiring a very low level of guidance. The candidate must have excellent problem solving and analytical skills and be able to learn quickly in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

How you will make an impact:

  • Generate creative solutions to design problems and demonstrate their viability considering factors such as risk, reliability, manufacturability, serviceability, weight and cost
  • Transition concepts into products using 3D CAD Solid Modeling, defining requirements, selecting materials and processes, interacting with suppliers and manufacturers, and documenting the development process
  • Troubleshoot design failure modes to root cause and develop quick, effective solutions
  • Coordinate with others in a multi-disciplinary team environment including electrical, software, industrial design, and controls
  • Evaluate designs through prototype testing and requirement verification
  • Technical review and approval for all mechanical component and assembly designs, analysis, and testing
  • Set an excellent example of mechanical engineering practices and provide a level of mentorship to less knowledgeable engineers.

To be successful in this role you will need to following skills and experience:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • 3+ years experience designing products
  • Demonstrated experience designing parts using a variety of manufacturing methods, ie: machining, welding, injection molding, forming, forging, casting
  • Proficient user of Solidworks or other comparable CAD software
  • Surfacing experience a plus
  • Must have experience producing engineering drawings and fundamental GD&T knowledge
  • Must have experience with finite element analysis and tolerance analysis
  • Must have experience taking projects from design to production and the ability to describe personal contributions to each of the products
  • Experience designing medical equipment is a plus
  • Experience designing dynamic systems with electro-mechanical devices is a plus
  • Must be able to work in an open group environment

About DEKA

DEKA Research and Development in Manchester, one hour from the beach, Boston, and the mountains, is a unique multi-disciplinary company of makers and inventors. Innovations in medical technology, mobility, autonomous robotics, water purification, and sustainable energy are among the focus areas. Designers, engineers, and fabricators tackle difficult problems to make the world a better place using core technologies, intuitive usability, and beautiful design execution. For more information, please visit