Senior Medical Device Engineer (Design Transfer) Cambridge, MA


  • The Senior Design Transfer Engineer at Canon USA Healthcare Optics Research Lab will be responsible for transferring product designs (Medical Device) to manufacturing.
  • The engineer will be involved in a finalizing a breadth of electrical, software and mechanical designs specifications.
  • The person will be part of the product development team (system engineering) and support building, tuning, testing, and documentation of prototypes and production equivalent product.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated, execution-focused leader with the ability to define tasks necessary for a successful product commercialization.

Key Responsibilities ("Do"):

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing in the early stages of the project to build prototypes and become familiar with the product design and assembly of the products
  • Assess and contribute to the product's design documentation for selection of components, process specifications, definition of production methods and procedures
  • Define Manufacturing in-line process and final acceptance test protocols
  • Define Manufacturing test fixtures and software needed for assembly and testing.
  • Support the Build and Assembly Testing of Verification & Validation units
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Purchasing to establish the appropriate make-buy strategy for the product Validation of Manufacturing test fixtures.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to establish the appropriate incoming inspection of parts and outgoing product final test and inspection
  • Ensure the appropriate product specifications are implemented to ensure excellent Product Quality

Results Expected ("Deliver"):

  • Updated design specifications for manufacturability and quality
  • Test protocols for in-line manufacturing.
  • Final manufacturing acceptance test protocols.
  • Validated test fixtures.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent, with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Regulated Industry (Medical Device Manufacturing) Experience
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong prototyping and assembly skills
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings or designs
  • Ability to read and interpret circuit schematics, PCB layouts, assembly drawings, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision with a high degree of technical and organizational competence
  • Skilled in using Word and Excel

"Nice to Haves" -

  • 5 to 8 years of hands-on design transfer experience
  • Programming skills
  • ECAD experience
  • MCAD experience
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