Principal Mechanical Design Engineer


  • This position works in a collaborative team environment developing innovative solutions for cutting edge ophthalmic surgical equipment.
  • Conducts process research, process development and process upscaling for new medical device products.
  • Investigates and evaluates existing technology and design new methodology, materials, machines or processes as needed for medical device development.
  • Plans, conducts and provides technical direction to one or more projects of major importance and difficulty where the complexity of technical problems involved requires the application of advanced knowledge of ophthalmic devices.
  • In this position you will gain an in-depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eye.
  • Responsible for the design and development of mechanical components, systems, and products using TDD.
  • Develops requirements, performance verification and validation, production transfer and related documentation.
  • Works with cross-functional teams including EE, SW, QA, Mfg and Field Service.
  • Designs major components, or major portions of a functional system, or technically advanced prototype, or specific products for medical device/science/technology.
  • Uses intermediate level analytical techniques to identify the most appropriate option to adapt or improve existing approaches.
  • Assures continuity of products and processes assessment feasibility, research, design, development, compliance to customer and non-customer requirements, transfer to production.
  • Provides general engineering direction, determining and developing approach to solutions by coordinating multiple resources to solve complex problems.
  • Leads design reviews, assigns and reviews action items.
  • Ensures regulatory / statutory / legislative compliance for all project work.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

alrpo EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements •BS Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and 6 years directly related experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.
  • Ability to take responsibility for multiple concurrent design activities
  • Must possess fundamental, theoretical and applied knowledge related to general mechanical engineering.
  • Proven ability to develop solutions for complex problems that require the regular use of creativity and originality
  • Advanced knowledge of ISO, FDA, MDD and regulations applicable to the design and development of medical device/science/technology
  • Excellent process management, problem solving skills and presentation capabilities


  • 3 years medical device work experience and MS + 8 years directly related experience.
  • Expertise with mechanism design, die cast, injection molding, machining, sheet metal, interconnect, DfX
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  • Expertise with solid modeling, detailed drawings, tolerance analysis, and GD&T
  • Work experience in the medical device industry
  • Proven technical leadership abilities.

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