The Mechanical Engineer I will, under direct supervision, assist in the design, fabrication, and testing of components for mechatronic devices.
The Mechanical Engineer I will consistently demonstrate support of the RIC statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Mechanical Engineer I will demonstrate RIC Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
The Mechanical Engineer I will:
Participates within a research team to design and develop mechatronic prosthetic limbs.
Assists with performing engineering analysis, such finite element modeling as needed in device development.
Assists in the design of mechanisms, electromechanical systems, implantable devices, and related components to meet required performance targets and safety factors.
Completes specific, defined tasks and becomes proficient in the engineering practices they require.
Works with out-sourced vendors to acquire custom-made components, and ensure appropriate design specifications and tolerances in fabricated prototypes.
Works with electrical engineering team to integrate electronic and mechanical designs into a robust, operational device.
Creates CAD models and drawings of complexity commensurate with experience; interacts with appropriate manufacturers and machine companies; and assembles and debugs components.
Assists with testing components and creating models to suggest future improvements.
Participates in maintaining a safe work environment through adherence to policies and procedures relative to safety, fire prevention, hazard communications, security, equipment use and maintenance, infection control and vehicle safety.
Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the organization.
Reports to the Principal Investigator
MECHANICAL ENGINEER I
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
A professional level of knowledge in engineering technology generally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Experience with 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred) and programming software (Matlab preferred) for analysis purposes. Expertise commensurate with experience.
Ability to design, fabricate, and program test systems to validate design performance, with proficiency commensurate with experience.
Ability to work independently and structure time to meet deadlines, in addition to being flexible to changing design requirements and deliverables.
Ability to work with hand tools, electronics tools, and machine tools to fabricate, adjust, modify, and repair devices necessary.
Good communication skills in both written and verbal forms. Able to work well with research subjects in a clinical setting.
Entry level position with no previous professional experience. Learns to use professional concepts while working on projects of limited scope. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work.
Able to take direction and complete defined tasks in support of engineering team.
Able to apply institute policies and procedures to resolve routine issues.
Able to follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.
Able to build stable working relationships internally.
Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.