Senior Mechanical Designer, Automated Systems
Requisition ID : 120915BR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.
Canada - Burlington, ON
How will you make an impact?
The Laboratory Automation group is looking for a talented Senior Mechanical Designer to join our Operations team. You will be a member of the project teams helping our major customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields in accelerating their development of drug discovery and synthetic biology.
You will play an important role in collaborating with customers to translate their complex and challenging scientific processes into effective automated solutions.
The primary responsibility of Mechanical Designer is to provide engineered-to-order (ETO) automated laboratory equipment designs that meets or exceeds our customer’s expectations in a project team environment while maintaining cost, delivery and performance.
What will you do?
Ensure the design solutions provided meet the customer’s requirements with an understanding of the full function of the system usage and serviceability
Act as a direct customer contact to efficiently move through the design phase of the project
Participate as part of a cross-functional project team including; Project Managers, Integrators, Electrical Designers, and Procurement
Design mechanical parts and assemblies for custom robotic systems using SolidWorks
Selecting components and materials to meet the functional and aesthetic design requirements
Preparation of 2D mechanical drawings using SolidWorks
Perform engineering calculations for stresses, strength and deflections under static loading
Perform robot arm reach assessments to ensure the end effectors can reliably pick and place parts to the various instruments and stations
Analyze designs for safety compliance to locally legislated requirements such as OSHA, CSA, CE or customer specific
Prepare Bills of Materials (BOM) for order release in the ERP system
Maintain 3D & 2D design masters and libraries structured in the PDM database for commonly used components and assemblies to allow for design efficiency and consistency project to project
Ensure design issues and / or problems are resolved effectively and properly vetted by the cross-functional team
Promote a cross-functional team environment through design reviews at key stages of the projects
Work with vendors to review designs for manufacturability and research the best components for the system
Provide pre-order technical support and 3D designs when required in support of customer bids
Participate in post-mortem project reviews and contribute to the continuous improvement efforts
How will you get here?
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
10 years’ experience in a mechanical design role
3 years’ experience utilizing SolidWorks for 3D part designs
3 years’ experience in a computer-aid design system : Inventor, Pro-E or CATIA
Experience with robotic and / or automated systems considered an asset
Experience in a customer facing role
Professional Engineers of Ontario () license considered an asset
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modelling
Able to perform mechanical engineering analysis, including bearing sizing, mechanical interface calculations, and stress calculations
Solid understanding of FEA simulations
Understanding of Geometric Tolerancing & Dimensioning (GD&T)
Understanding of the various fabrication processes used in mechanical assemblies
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with internal and customer facing teams
Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
Excellent time management skills, able to manage competing priorities
Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.