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Title:  Principal Solution Architect-Mechanical, R&D,Hardware & Embedded Solutions

Requisition ID:  61167
Date:  May 18, 2023

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  R&D



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


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Job Summary:
In this role, you will be responsible for leading  new product development and technology initiatives in the Advanced Technology and Design Global Engineering Team. This role will provide Mechanical Engineering support, with a higher level of skills, to a multidisciplinary team of Mechanical, Biomedical, and System Engineers in collaboration with Hardware, Firmware, and Industrial Engineers. The team conducts research and support imagination of new and innovative conceptual products by modeling, designing, specifying, integrating, electrical/mechanical components into system-level designs.  The individual will bring knowledge of best practices in his/her area of expertise to assure organizational and Team objectives are met. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Provides mechanical engineering support to a global team of multidisciplinary engineers to develop multiple new product concepts with committed timelines and project goals per established governance policies, best practice, and guidelines. 
•    Functions as the Principal Mechanical Engineer of the Project Team
•    Leads project workstreams with moderate/high risk and complexity as assigned by the Engineering Manager
•    Generates 3D CAD models and 2D drawings of product concepts
•    Prepares and presents detailed technical presentations, reports and design documentation as required. 
•    Develops and mentors Mechanical Engineering Team Members by providing necessary guidance, identifying necessary training, and providing professional development activities to build competence and depth
•    Solve complex problems by taking a new perspective on existing solutions- especially when combining with untested approaches
•    Experience with medical device development via ISO 13485 and ISO 14971, and requirements for global regulators especially US FDA and EMA

•    Negotiates and collaborates with Senior Management and other key stakeholders to influence, build consensus and drive decision making.  
•    Applies strong analytical skills to identify and understand customer/user needs, market requirements, technical requirements, human factors need, and translation to the finished design output. 
•    Applies engineering principles to guide the design team and provide solution of mechanical problems.   
•    Generate intellectual property referenced to the mechanical design   
•    Promote an environment that balances the necessary GMP compliance with the flexibility required for rapid new product development.  

Basic Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s and or master’s degree with emphasis in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
•    Minimum of 8 years’ experience.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Leadership and Mentoring Skills
•    Product Management, Agile Development Methodology
•    Multi-tasking skills and ability to juggle/prioritize multiple projects
•    Ability to translate high level user needs into technical requirements and feature sets
•    Early Concept Development and Prototyping
•    Strong Electrical / Mechanical Systems Development 
•    Proficient with Solid works, FEA Software, Microsoft Office suite software
•    Knowledge of Parametric Modeling, GD&T, Tolerance Analysis, Solid Works experience preferred
•    Knowledge of Six Sigma DFSS Techniques
•    Demonstrated experience with design and qualification of injection molded parts
•    Experience with DFX
•    Knowledge of Mathcad, LabView, or other Modeling Tools and experience 
•    Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA and other Risk Management Tools
•    Knowledge of DOE, Statistical Analysis, Minitab experience preferred
•    Preferred highly organized person who is articulate and personable, provides leadership to others on the team, acts as a resource for other team members, has in-depth knowledge and experience in medical device development, and demonstrates initiative and commitment to quality in all tasks
•    Able to be aware of all relevant standard operating procedures as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description 
•    Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times.
•    Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times. 
Travel Requirements:
•    Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time 
Physical and Mental Requirements:
•    Medium – exerting up to 50lb/22kg of force occasionally and/or up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs/4kgs of force constantly to move objects
•    Heavy Mental – communication written / oral, quick decision making, interpreting data, reading, or writing, presenting, and public speaking.







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