Principal Mechanical Engineer, Diagnostics R&D

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Principal Mechanical Engineer, Diagnostics R&D

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Principal Mechanical Engineer, Diagnostics R&DUnion City (California) POSITION SUMMARYThis position is for highly motivated senior level engineer with a strong background of electro-mechanical engineering and/or fluidics. This position requires strong technical and communication skills to support the design and development of innovative, new invitro diagnostic analyzers and consumables. The Principal Mechanical Engineer will work as a member of the research and development team in the conception, design, development, testing and integration of electro-mechanical, thermal and optical sub-systems, and consumables, into new, innovative products. They will apply advanced technical strategy and concepts to solve complex problems and distill these down to simple, elegant product offerings which strike the appropriate balance of functionality and user engagement. The engineer is expected to be able to complete assigned projects with minimal supervision. The engineer will work with a global and interdisciplinary team within the Veterinary Medicine Research and Development organization. This position may lead a technical team and will have the responsibility to coach and review the work of lower level engineers. This position is located in Union City, CA facility, and will report to the Director of Diagnostic R&D System Development.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
* Grow and maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to technology and product development of invitro diagnostic devices. * Develop and implement mechanical concept design, perform tolerance analysis, thermal analysis finite element analysis or other design analysis. * Design, testing and development of electro-mechanical and thermal device and/or sub-systems integrated with other sub-systems, such as micro fluidics and optics. * Design components, including fluidic components, to be manufactured via plastic injection molding, stamping, machining, extrusion, and related processes. Work with Global Manufacturing Services to consider high volume assembly processes in design concepts. * Assessment of system level risks, and proposing, evaluating and implementing mitigations. * Ensure designs meet and exceed product specifications, regulatory requirements, and international standards. * Proficient in communicating complex technical situations in an understandable way. * Adapt when changes in the business environment dictate changes in priorities to meet the customer needs. * Collaborate with Zoetis commercial partners to provide insights into R&D”s systems and processes. Support Zoetis commercial with technical consultation. * Supervise and participate in technical due diligence activities for licensing / acquisition of new diagnostic instruments and technologies, biodevices and sensor technologies. * Seek opportunities to build new product offerings across the portfolio, consistent with the Zoetis strategy to drive a continuum of care (predict, prevent, detect, and treat) in addressing unmet customer needs. * Remain current with new and cross industry technologies and practices, as well as evolving external requirements that impact product design, execution, analysis and reporting.QUALIFICATIONS: * BS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent. Advanced degree (MS/PhD) preferred. * 10+ years of experience leading development of electro-mechanical devices, and/or molded consumables * Proven ability to innovate with a history of successful new or improved product releases * Demonstrated experience with solid modeling (SolidWorks preferred) * Expertise in fluidics, and Design of components, including fluidic components, to be manufactured via plastic injection molding, stamping, machining, extrusion, and related processes. * Demonstrated understanding of engineering fundamentals, GD&T and analytical methods * Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or Design, Reliability & Manufacturability (DRM) * Prior experience in a regulated industry such as healthcare, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices, or pharmaceutical companies desirable * Demonstrated experience in working as part of a geographically dispersed team * Demonstrated experience working in a matrix environment, where alignment of goals and flexibility in allocating resources across functions is essential to organizational success * Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating and problem solving * Listens and understands others” points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one”s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations * Skilled at situational leadership * Excellent oral and written communications skills * Proficient in English required, Danish proficiency is a plus

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