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Sr Mechanical Design Engineer (Sr. Mechanics and Test Engineer)

Minneapolis, MN 55432

Posted: 11/23/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: [Engineering] Job Number: 525563 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

What are the top 3 things you are looking for in a candidates experience:
1. Experience with drop and vibration mechanics and structural mechanics
2. Experience with generating mechanical measurements for validating computational models
3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-functional teams

Years’ Experience Required: Consistent with Principal level


This company is a leader in the medical device industry with a wide range of devices and therapies. Almost all medical devices are sealed in packaging, that allows for sterilization, maintains sterility over long shelf-life periods and under various shipping conditions.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work on developing novel packaging designs for a broad range of products. The primary approach is a combination of computational and experimental modeling to develop methods to predict reliability.



  • Develops, executes, and analyzes experiments to characterize the behavior of polymers and adhesives
  • Determine experimental methods to verify and validate computational models of the performance of packaging in drop and vibration mechanical tests and accelerated aging tests
  • Communicate results and strategies via detailed technical plans, reports, documents, and presentations
  • Participate in the analysis of technical issues and the devleopment of recommendations for project decisions and actions
  • Collaborate with a multi-functional team involving mechanical, materials, packaging, manufacturing engineering as well as materials and manufacturing suppliers



The Basic Qualifications must be evident on the resume.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, polymer engineering or related discipline
  • Experience creating computational models in an industrial setting for a minimum of 1 year
  • Experience with static and impact tests or vibration tests
  • Experience characterizing polymer properties, changes over time, peel strength of adhesives
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills




  • An advanced degree in applied mechanics, mechanical or chemical engineering, materials or polymer science or related discipline
  • Experience with digital image correlation or other strain mapping methods and their application to compression and drop tests
  • Experience with influence of humidity, time and high temperature on changes to polymer material properties
  • Experience designing drop, impact and vibration tests of products or components
  • Experience with verification and validation in an industrial setting for regulatory submission
  • Experience with using experimental measurements for verifying computational models using commercial software packages




  • While performing the duties of this job, the contractor is regularly required to be independently mobile. 
  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.
  • Able to lift 10 pounds
  • Able to view items through microscope
  • Able to perform lab experiments, over extended periods of time
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