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R&D Mechanical Engineer I

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Organization: CONMED Corporation
Location: Utica, NY

With a history of innovation dating back to 1973, CONMED has a broad portfolio of critical care and patient monitoring products that deliver the right balance of quality and cost for patient's clinical and economic outcomes. We are seeking a R&D Mechanical Engineer I to join the Cardiology and Critical Care R&D team, based in Utica, NY, to work on new product development and sustaining engineering activities for this product portfolio. This engineer will have immediate opportunities to contribute in a fast paced and hands on environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of new and existing product specifications and requirements based on design input requirements, in collaboration with the project engineer.
  • Write technical reports, risk management documents, VOC summaries, test protocols and design input and output documents.
  • Create detailed 3D CAD models and drawings of mechanical components and assemblies.
  • Perform sustaining engineering activities including problem troubleshooting, root cause analysis, investigations, and resolving part obsolescence issues.
  • Interface with cross-functional groups such as QA, Operations, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs as needed for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Develop and perform verification and validation testing for new product development.
  • Support design engineering team in building prototypes, test fixtures and tooling.
  • Work with external testing laboratories on compliance testing for new products and sustaining engineering activities.
  • Perform evaluations of potential OEM or competitors' products.
  • Maintain calibration of lab equipment.
  • Conduct tolerance and mechanical analysis.
  • Coordinate with suppliers regarding detail prints and component specifications.
  • Authors and or assists in the creation of new test methods and protocols.
  • Develop fixturing/instrumentation to execute tests.


  • Bachelors degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering.
  • Proficient with 3-D CAD software such as SolidWorks or equivalent.
  • Understands basic laws of physics and possesses a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering design.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient with SolidWorks PDM -- a plus.
  • Proficient with Windchill PLM - a plus.

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