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Senior Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer at GPAC

Senior Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

GPAC Charlottesville, VA Full-Time
$90,000 - $115,000/Year
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Gpac is partnered with a well-established and growing Medical Device Manufacturer that is ready to interview and hire for a Sr. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer. The company is well established and has a strong customer base manufacturing precision instruments and tools.

This position will lead design and manufacturing process changes to improve existing products cost, reliability and manufacturability.  You will identify opportunities for automation of processes and leads changes required  for implementation.  You will coordinate change efforts with other functional areas to ensure regulatory and quality concerns are addressed during product / process development.  This role provides support for compliance for root cause analysis of returned devices to identify product improvement opportunities.  You will assist in the development of junior engineers through providing guidance and overseeing the completion of supporting task assignments.

The company is growing and this role will be key to their success.

  • Excellent compensation
  • Full benefits package - Relocation if needed
  • A company that seeks to promote from within
  • Strong culture and empowering environment

Sr. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Participates and makes recommendations regarding departmental quarterly plans and performs all essential duties and responsibilities within the company’s mission, vision and values.
  • Leads development of detailed specifications for components and assemblies, in the form of 3D models, CAD drawings and written documents.
  • Leads efforts to produce product designs for automation and development of automated processes.
  • Supports New Product Design Transfer activities for manufacturability and process automation of new product designs.
  • Exercises judgment on tolerance, material selection, manufacturing methods, and component selection.
  • Designs components and assemblies with consideration for safety, reliability, manufacturability, ergonomics, and aesthetics.
  • Supports creation and revision to manufacturing documents
  • Supports in-house production related activities.
  • Provides liaison support to supplier’s production activities and resolves technical issues, including vendor site visits.
  • Works to resolve manufacturing problems and performs Failure Analysis.
  • Designs, builds, and validates assembly and test fixtures.
  • Initiates and executes product cost reduction initiatives.
  • Creates and implements plans for product design and process improvements including automation.
  • Performs equipment qualification and process validation. 
  • Maintains compliance with ISO & FDA requirements.
  • Is responsible for maintaining, improving, and implementing product quality and reliability efforts.
  • Identifies, justifies and procures capital equipment associated with manufacturing and testing of existing products.  
  • Must be able to lead cross-functional team towards resolving issues.
  • Performs others duties as needed.

Sr. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer Requirements:

  • BS/MS Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 years in a manufacturing and/or mechanical design engineering role for a medical device or related industry.
  • Experience with design for automation and development of assembly automation
  • Experience with SolidWorks or equivalent CAD program
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, preferably SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 drafting standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organization skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other job associated software
  • Advanced understanding of the design of mechanical components and assemblies.
  • Ability to apply basic scientific reasoning to resolve technical problems.
  • Ability to write manufacturing and test procedures
  • Experience in design, operation, build, test, and maintenance of assembly and test fixtures.
  • Advanced understanding of part fabrication techniques, such as machining and injection molding.
  • Advanced understanding of part tolerancing and tolerance stack-up analysis.
  • Advanced understanding of properties of various materials, such as stainless steel, aluminum and plastics.

For additional information on this opportunity, contact Jackie Fossum directly at


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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