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Mechanical Engineer

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc , - is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer for the Instrument Development Organization in Westbrook, ME. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative engineer to join an innovative product development team bringing technological advanced diagnostic testing to the veterinarian's office.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of mechanical engineering activities related to development of new products.
Assists in design and development of diagnostic instruments from inception through transition to production in a team environment.
Evaluates mechanical designs and identifies potential risk areas.
Assists other engineers with material selection, design tradeoffs, thermal/mechanical analyses and tolerance studies.
Completes documentation of designs conforming to IDEXX documentation standards including detail and assembly drawings in Solidworks; bills of material; design review presentations; lab and analysis reports; manufacturing assembly drawings and work instructions.
Participates in brainstorming sessions to create new products and technologies.
## Qualifications
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from a recognized university or equivalent engineering education.
Demonstrated knowledge of first principles governing physical systems, for example Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) preferred.
EXPERIENCE:
1 year of relevant experience, entry level candidates will be considered provided relevant intern, cooperative education (COOP), project experience is shown.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
Strong analytical and problem solving skills coupled with practical hands on ability
Demonstrated creative design ability
Ability to work in a team-oriented collaborative environment
Ability to understand interactions of mechanical parts and determine solutions to debug problems
Solidworks 3D CAD experience required
Experience with design for assembly and design for manufacturability tools (DFMA), a plus
Analytical and computational skills in structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and tolerance studies using ANSYS a plus
Exposure to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing practices per ASME Y14.5 a plus
Experience designing highly integrated medical devices including fluidic and precision measurement systems a plus
Experience with motion control systems, electro mechanical assemblies and electronics packaging a plus
Experience designing for some or all of the following processes: injection molding, thermoforming, sheet metal fabrication, welding, brazing, casting, painting, plating
Understanding of machining processes and methods
Polished presentation and communications skills
Business Acumen
WORK ENVIRONMENT_:_
Office, engineering lab, model shop, biological lab, and industrial environments requiring safety and other equipment.
IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnosticand information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs 5,700 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time--biotechnology and information technology.
We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.
If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!
About the area: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Cities for Young Professionals, was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by Bonapppetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets, made the top 10 list of healthiest cities for women by Women's Health Magazine, and has recently been nominated for "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine; the magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors.
No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V
Job: Research & Development
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: Engineering - 30001131
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: May 13, 2014, 8:56:51 AM
Req ID: 10005 7

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