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Mechanical Engineer I

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc , - is currently hiring fora Mechanical Engineer An excellent opportunity to be innovative, while working with Research Scientists and other Engineers on water testing products.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs a variety of mechanical engineering activities related to product support and designing new products.
Assists in design and development of new consumables and instruments from inception through pilot production in a team environment.
Evaluates mechanical designs and identifies potential risk areas.
Supports the Customer Support group in identifying the root cause in product issues.
Processes design changes to consumables and instruments.
Assists other engineers with best practices for 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:
4 year Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
EXPERIENCE:
2+ years of relevant experience
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Hands on work approach
Ability to work in team-oriented environment
Ability to understand interactions of mechanical parts and determine solutions to debug problems
3D CAD experience, including Solidworks is required
Expertise with ANSYS for stress and heat transfer a plus
Demonstrated ability to design manufacturable, reliable and cost effective medical diagnostic instruments or other precision instruments in other industries a plus
Strong analytical and computational skills in structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and tolerance studies
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
WORK ENVIRONMENT_:_
Office, engineering lab, biological lab, and industrial environments requiring safety, clean room and other equipment. Exposure to supplier assembly processes using chemicals
IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and 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: Mechanical Engineering - 30002119
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: May 2, 2014, 1:51:49 PM
Req ID: 10121698-20140414

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