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Senior/Staff Mechanical Engineer

Company: Plexus Corp.
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Our people create our best Plexus.


We're a global team of over 19,000 engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket service experts who partner with customers to bring their products to life through inspired innovation and world-class customer service.

We are passionate about innovating, creating and delivering products that change people's lives. From surgical devices and health monitors to warehouse robotics and space products, we partner with our customers to help create the products that build a better world.

Whether you're looking to start, make a change or advance your career, find your path at Plexus Corp. and leave your mark on the world.


Engaging and challenging projects that fulfill and develop you. People that inspire and empower you to realize your full potential. Leadership and development programs to support your career goals. A workplace centered on inclusion and collaboration. At Plexus, we're at our best when opportunities are met with passion, open communication and teamwork.


As a Senior/Staff Life Sciences Mechanical Engineer at Plexus, you will be joining a team that develops innovative life sciences products, with a focus on IVD instrumentation. You will have the opportunity to work with customers across Plexus' broad life sciences development portfolio, ranging from the largest diagnostic solution providers in the world to cutting-edge startups. Within Plexus, you will collaborate with a talented multidisciplinary team to help turn ideas into products that improve the human experience.

We are looking for engineers with strong problem solving and communications skills, a background in the development of life sciences systems, and a passion for bringing innovation out of the research lab and into clinician's hands.

This challenging and rewarding role includes the following elements:

  • Brainstorm and ideate solutions to mechanical problems in life sciences systems
  • Work closely with scientific customers to understand biochemical workflows being translated into products
  • Design 3D models and 2D drawings to communicate design intent to peers, customers, and vendors
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop product architecture for diagnostic and other life sciences instrumentation
  • Conduct design reviews to ensure quality of design work is maintained
  • Build and test prototypes to evaluate performance against product requirements
  • Coordinate a team of engineers to achieve success in a shared mission
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance for their growth
  • Lead internal team and customer communications to ensure alignment throughout the product development cycle
  • Partner with project managers to ensure project success in terms of scope, budget and schedule
  • Lead the evaluation and improvement of processes, tools, and methodologies to ensure best practices are used throughout the functional group and the design center.
  • Collaborate with global peers to enhance execution and knowledge base.
  • Occasional travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated Education/Experience Qualifications:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required
    • Ten (10) years of related experience is required; Ten (10) or more years of related experience is preferred.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.
      Other Qualifications Considered:
      • Experience with life sciences or diagnostics systems
        • (e.g. clinical work flows, basic biochemical concepts)
        • Experience with developing and manufacturing microfluidic systems
        • Experience with developing or integrating optical systems
        • Experience with thermal solutions in the life sciences space
        • Knowledge of 3D modeling and drawing development (CAD tools)
          • (e.g. SolidWorks, Creo, NX, etc.)
          • Understanding of multiple fabrication technologies
            • (e.g. machining, injection molding, sheet metal, weldments, extrusions, etc.)
            • Experience with analytical tools for thermal and/or structural analysis
              • (e.g. SolidWorks Simulation, ANSYS)
              • Understanding of kinematics and mechanism design
              • Experience with prototype building and development techniques
                • (e.g. 3D Printing, Hand Tools, Mill, Laser Cutting, etc.)
                • Evaluation and Testing experience
                • Advanced Decision Making, Problem Solving Skills
                • Advanced Verbal and Written Communications Skills
                • In-depth Cross-Discipline Development Knowledge
                • Ability to develop good working relationships with team members and customers
                  About Plexus Engineering Solutions

                  Plexus engineers serve as the product design and engineering engine for leading companies across major industries.

                  Through our diverse range of product and technology solutions Plexus engineers impact lives throughout the globe. We deliver innovative solutions throughout the entire product lifecycle, from early concept development to manufacturing and beyond.

                  Supporting a large breadth and variety of products, Plexus engineers work in a fast-paced, high variety, technically challenging environment that provides intense technical and leadership development. Passionate about customers, our teams have an industry-leading record of technical achievement.

                  At Plexus, you will maximize the impact of your engineering and leadership talent.

                  About The Raleigh Design Center

                  Plexus Engineering Solutions' Center of Excellence for over 24 years, The Raleigh Design Center is home to over 100 engineers and designers providing quality, innovative designs to our customers around the World. Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It is known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. With a population of more than 460,000, Raleigh offers a unique and attractive blend of urban lifestyle and small-town culture with a wide variety of recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

                  Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

                  This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

                  Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

                  Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

                  Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

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