Mechanical Engineer III


Founded in 1959, Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic solutions for Acute Care Diagnostics, patient blood management and Hemostasis testing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We're passionate about providing medical professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to enhance patient care.

As an integral part of Werfen, a global healthcare company dedicated to delivering the highest quality in vitro diagnostic products, IL is supported by significant resources, outstanding scientific expertise and a tremendous knowledge base. IL is headquartered in Bedford, MA, USA.

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.
Position Summary
With a specific focus in product design and analysis, this member of the Mechanical Engineering organization will carry out tasks related to the development of next-generation and new-to-market automated blood analysis products.

This team member will be specifically responsible for the design and analysis of electro-mechanical components and assemblies used in final products. Within a fast-paced product development atmosphere, design input requirements will be converted into fully detailed mechanical design output requirements and specifications by conceptualizing, designing, building, and testing mechanical parts and assemblies for proper performance.

Mechanical component prototypes will be created via 3D CAD design for fabrication with traditional machining and 3D printing as well as through hands-on prototyping. Conceptual designs will be translated into final concepts with manufacturing and production intent.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Upholds group and industry standards in the design and drafting of mechanical subcomponents.
  • Designs and develops complex components and sub-assemblies.
  • Analyzes system functionality and prepares engineering specifications in order to fulfil design requirements.
  • Analyzes sources of design variation including mechanical tolerance stack-up calculations.
  • Hosts appropriate design & peer reviews of new designs and analyses.
  • May provide limited technical guidance and/or supervision of other group members and technical teams.
  • Independently plans, performs and prioritizes tasks in alignment with corporate goals and objectives.
  • Acts as a Core Team Lead or Technical Lead, or individual contributor for a specific project. Accountable for the completion of assigned deliverables in accordance with approved schedules.
  • Designs and develops technical apparatus.
  • Independently analyzes and interprets data, identifies trends and formulates next steps.
  • Recommends suggestions for department improvements
  • Effectively communicates technical information to a cross-functional team in the form of documentation, presentations and technical summaries.
  • Responsible for authoring documentation and participating in activities in support of design control.
  • Provides input to or independently generates schedules for related to assigned projects.
  • Provides technical support or leads investigations in support of development and/or on-market activities.
  • Identifies product defects and able to recognize outliers in results. Is able to explain and document product defects and their impact.
Budget managed (if applicable)
  • N/A
Internal Networking/Key relationships
  • Will interface on a regular basis with groups across the organization as needed
Skills & Capabilities:
  • Demonstrates technical confidence to interact with engineers of other disciplines, supports technical discussions, and demonstrates the ability to make technical decisions.
  • Ability to appreciate complex system or process interactions and the effect on systems
  • Demonstrates the ability to independently apply root cause analysis techniques
  • Capable of proactively identifying potential technical obstacles and reprioritizing activities accordingly.
  • Detailed knowledge of common manufacturing methods.
  • Experience with CAD systems (CREO a plus).
  • Experience with statistical analysis a plus.


Min Knowledge & Experience required for the position:
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of experience, Master's degree in an Engineering, Science or related field, with 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Engineering, Science or related field.
  • In-vitro medical device experience highly desired.
International Mobility:
  • Required: No
Travel requirements:
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Instrumentation Laboratory appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Werfen is a global leader in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in the specialties of Hemostasis, Acute Care Diagnostics and Autoimmunity. Our core business is dedicated to R&D, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic systems for hospitals and clinical laboratories. Our other areas of expertise include Original Equipment Manufacturing, Clinical Software, Clinical Chemistry, Infusion Therapy, and Medical Devices and Scientific Instrumentation Distribution.

We operate directly in over 30 countries and in more than 100 territories through distributors. In 2016, our turnover was approximately 1.2 billion euros and we had an average workforce of 4,400 people. Currently, we are over 5,000 employees.

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