Director Of Manufacturing Engineer

North Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/07/2017 Job ID: JOS000006854) Industry: Software/Hardware

Position Summary:

We are seeking an exceptional director of engineering to lead a team of mechanical engineers that develop new products and support their transition to market. Programs involve a broad range of technologies including sophisticated laser and optical delivery systems, ultrasound, and radio-frequency devices. The ideal candidate would have experience managing and mentoring engineering teams, experience in all phases of product development, and a strong track record of innovation in the photonics field. Experience leading product development programs and teams is also desirable. This position provides a unique opportunity to drive innovation from the component to system level in a fast-paced, well-funded R&D environment.


  • Inspire and mentor a team of engineers to develop innovative and cost-effective mechanical designs that enable best-in-class products.
  • Efficiently manage workflow to team to support a wide range of projects in development phases ranging from proof-of-concept to sustaining engineering.
  • Develop and maintain effective tools for the group including CAD design software, FEA modeling software, 3D printers, and a small in-house machine shop.
  • Serve as a primary contributor in defining concepts for new system architectures.
  • Contribute individually to design development and experimental design verification.
  • Serve as project manager for product development programs as needed.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience, with at least seven years of product development experience.
  • At least four years of experience managing a team of mechanical engineers with a focus on leading by example.
  • Experience leading product development projects is a plus.
  • A track record of contributing to successful product introductions including at least one significant program from proof-of-concept through pilot production and a strong understanding of product development best practices.
  • A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals and work aggressively to meet project schedules.
  • In depth knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and material properties of metals, ceramics, and plastics.
  • Extensive CAD design experience. Solidworks preferred.
  • Proven experience in structural analysis, thermal analysis, fluid dynamics, and/or multi-physics simulations; expert use of Matlab, Pro-E Mechanica and Comsol preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics and optics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A drive and passion for developing a holistic understanding to problems and developing creative, practical solutions in a timely manner.
  • An interest and curiosity for biomedicine and biomedical applications.

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