Senior Mechanical Engineer, Instrumentation
Job Description SummarySTEMCELL is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced mechanical engineer to join our growing Instrumentation team! As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will lead the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical laboratory automation systems and consumables from initial concept to manufacturing, launch and maintenance throughout the product life cycle. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a creative, multidisciplinary team and deliver innovative solutions for the biotech industry.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform mechanical design, development and testing of new laboratory automation systems, sub-systems and consumables
Draw up and review system specifications, risk assessments, and development plans
Assist upper level management as a technical specialist on application of advanced concepts, principles, and methodology
Estimate project timelines and resource requirements; identify and resolve roadblocks
Lead design reviews on areas that affect the product life cycle such as manufacturing, service, regulations, troubleshooting, upgrades, backwards compatibility, competing technology and obsolescence
Knowledge and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience or a Masters degree with 7+ years of relevant experience
Strong mechanical design and testing experience preferably in medical devices or consumables
Advanced knowledge of mechanical prototyping, fabrication, and finishing techniques for plastics, metals and non-metals, including industry best practices
Familiarity with injection molding and/or metrology
Project management and planning experience
* Submission of past work/design portfolio is encouraged
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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