Senior Mechanical Engineer

East Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 12/28/2017 Job ID: 5000 Industry: Software/Hardware

Experience with laser/mechanical assembly
capital medical space

hiring manager is looking for progression - titles - responsibilities

education - B.S. from a top tier school

work stability - over 4 years

target companies - Boston Scientific, Intuitive Surgical, Stryker, Abbott Medical, Coherent, Newport, KLA Tencor

characteristics the hiring manager is looking for - ambitious, high energy, and driven. 

Mechanical Engineer/Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Headquarters - Brisbane, Ca
Job Code: 334
# of openings: 1


Our company is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to augment an already talented ME group and to be part of a larger R&D team. The successful candidate will demonstrate an extensive track record of technical leadership and innovation, functioning as a hands-on individual contributor.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform thermal and structural simulations to support system-level design and product qualifications.

  • Guide/define the mechanical system architecture for elegant, cost effective and reliable products and product platform development.

  • Contribute individually to the creation of elegant design solutions from concept through manufacturing. Generate and leverage Cutera’s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Enable fast-turn, clinical feasibility prototypes for immediate evaluation in the Cutera Clinic.
  • Be a sounding board and proactively influence and advance technical strategy and productivity across all disciplines. Provide technical review for other contributors in the ME group.



Position requirements:

  • BS & MS, or Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering with 7+ years related mechanical design experience involving opto-mechanical products and energy based devices. Experience with medical ultrasound, RF and laser energy delivery is preferred.
  • Proven 3+ years of experiences in structural analysis, thermal analysis, fluid dynamics, and/or multi-physics simulations; expert use of COMSOL and Solidworks simulation preferred. Demonstrated skills of linking simulation methodologies with engineering principles of forced air convection and liquid cooling, structural modal analysis, shock and vibration profile simulations.
  • Proven 5+ years of CAD design experience. Solidworks preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes and leading manufacturing technologies including plastic injection molding, sheet metal manufacturing and high precision machining. Experienced in Tolerance analysis and GD&T
  • Proven communication skills and ability to perform design concept tradeoff study. Demonstrated ability to draw reliable conclusions and make recommendations based on cross-functional inputs (e.g., Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory).
  • Ability to solve complex design/engineering problems independently and to break-down complex requirements into tasks actionable by team members.
  • Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude and bench skills; hands-on leader for design, prototype builds, qualification and test.


We seek exceptionally talented, capable, committed people to help shape and develop our Company. We offer competitive benefits to all levels of employees and provide free shuttles to and from nearby BART and Caltrain stations.  Cutera is an equal opportunity employer.



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