Mechanical Engineer - CAD, design in Oro Valley, AZ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of design principles, practices and implementation in complex systems and assignments.
  • General responsibilities include design concept generation, participating in design reviews, development and testing to assess performance against design specification; reliability testing, and assessment of system interactions.
  • Makes independent decisions.
  • Assist in the development of manufacturing processes and troubleshooting issues to determine root cause and possible engineering solutions.
  • Practices and mentors in the use of company concepts, policies and procedures, familiar with and follows standard practices.
  • Applies functional expertise routinely on the job.
  • Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion as to work details.
  • Contributes to the definition and timely achievement of overall project goals.
  • Participates or leads in efforts to define new components, products or processes.
  • Identifies and solves technical challenges.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to work processes.
  • Creates potentially patentable components for systems, or processes.
  • Designs, plans and executes project related tasks.
  • Designs and executes experiments to test hypothesis related to project outcomes.
  • Applies advanced scientific knowledge to projects; determines priorities for experiments.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments.
  • Utilizes DOE as appropriate.
  • Assures experimental quality through sound, independent, experimental design.
  • Participates or leads cross functional technical teams.
  • Establishes interfaces across other organizational groups.
  • Provides technical direction and feedback to others.
  • Teaches others and troubleshoots problems.
  • Participates in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations of project results to others; presents data to larger and more diverse audiences.
  • Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


  • BS degree or equivalent in a directly related discipline with 8+ years of related experience required
  • Master's degree in directly related discipline with 4+ years of related experience required; OR, PhD degree in directly related discipline with 2+ years of related experience desired
  • Background in either medical components, motion systems, or systems involving thermal considerations desired
  • Experience in 3D CAD modeling, design of components and assemblies, design for manufacturing, root cause analysis, experience testing components and systems highly preferred
  • Must have excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on complex tasks with minimal supervision