We are looking for a well-rounded senior level engineer to lead technical projects in our Philadelphia office. This role will involve high-level system specification through detailed engineering design. The ideal candidate has proven experience in bringing complex devices through all stages of product development under tight constraints.
Smithwise is a product development firm with offices in Newton, MA and Philadelphia, PA. We work with technology-driven companies to engineer and build electro-mechanical systems for medical, consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Our projects range from handheld medical scanners to consumer robotics, health monitoring wearables, and surgical instruments. We offer a creative work environment with passionate clients and interesting projects. Following are the responsibilities and requirements for the position:
- Mechanical Design
Define mechanical architectures and design mechanical systems, including mechanism layouts, thermal management features, structural chases and housings.
Identify the appropriate manufacturing materials and processes for all components, and modify design to accommodate the relevant manufacturing requirements. Facilitate component design and assembly process reviews with the manufacturing partners throughout the design process to ensure a smooth transition into production.
- Electronics Integration
Define actuators, sensors, PCB outlines and other electromechanical elements; Collaborate with electrical engineers to ensure that electro-mechanical interfaces align properly.
- Optics Integration
Mount optical elements, such as lenses, scopes, fiber bundles, illumination sources, spectrometers within mechanical packages; Evaluate manufacturing tolerances, vibration isolation and environmental factors to ensure robust opto-mechanical designs.
- Industrial Design Integration
Work with industrial designers to develop manufacturable solutions while maintaining usability and aesthetic requirements; Design housings and other external components using surface modeling techniques.
- CAD Development
Drive CAD to design components and assemblies; Utilize master modeling, skeleton modeling and other advanced modeling techniques to provide top-down design continuity while ensuring multi-operator collaboration.
- Breadboarding & Prototyping
Develop breadboards to demonstrate and evaluate high risk areas of new products; Develop prototypes to evaluate system-level models of full product designs; Select materials and fabrication processes as appropriate for design requirements; Facilitate debug and optimization through shop work and testing.
- Engineering Mentorship
Work with junior team members to coach on best practices for design, modeling, prototyping and other engineering activities.
- Project Management
Manage timelines, budgets and development processes to ensure that projects are completed to clients’ satisfaction; Communicate progress, issues, and actions to clients to ensure alignment.
- 8+ Years of hands-on product development (consulting environment highly desired)
- Mechanical design expertise – mechanism development, DFMA, CAD
- Electronics integration expertise – motors, encoders, PCBs
- Systems Engineering expertise – system architecture development, specification development, interface definition, subsystem integration
- Verification expertise – prototype testing and documentation
- Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS Preferred) or other related engineering discipline
- Competitive Salary
60% Company Paid Health Insurance (Blue-Cross Blue Shield)
50% Company Paid Dental Insurance
Simple IRA with 1:1 employer match up to 3% of salary
Short & Long-term Disability Policy
Life Insurance Policy
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