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Title:  Mechanical Engineer, Structural and Fluids Analyst

Requisition ID:  56340
Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

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:

The Mechanical Engineer, Structural and Fluids application engineer will be part of the analytical engineering team, performing computational simulations. This role will provide Mechanical Engineering support in the development of injection molded components, assemblies, and medical devices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Senior Mechanical Engineer to perform Moldflow (MF), structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of static and dynamic behavior of plastic injection molded components, assemblies, and medical devices.
  • Assist in identifying, investigating, and analyzing problems with existing materials, and design devise methods and approaches to solve problems by applying knowledge of engineering structures in MF, FEA, and CFD.
  • Collaborate with design and engineering teams to develop moldable and structurally stable part designs and to obtain more accurate MF, FEA and CFD analysis results.
  • Support product development in developing effective designs by using Moldflow, FEA, and CFD results to determine moldability, fluids dynamics, and structural deficiencies.
  • Collaborates with senior engineers to analyze and interpret MF, FEA and CFD results and recommend design changes as needed.
  • Drive and track progress of assigned projects and provide status update to project teams and or management.
  • Support the preparation of reports and presentations for internal, external, and cross functional teams to support program objectives.
  • Organize and participate in knowledge development/sharing activities within the team and company.
  • Perform other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • Conform with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibit regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in plastics, mechanical, or other engineering disciplines.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in CAE 3D modeling knowledge.
  • Minimum 3 years of structural and/or fluids analysis experience.
  • Understanding of mechanical principles to solve classical structural analysis solutions both inside and outside of finite element tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Prioritize and complete multiple technical projects and daily tasks
    • Learn and apply new skills
    • Understand and communicate technical ideas with technical and non-technical audiences (written and verbal)


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • CAD experience (preferably Solid works)
  • Polymer or related material knowledge
  • Basic experience developing and executing one of the following simulation types (Moldflow, FEA or CFD)
  • Experience with parametric modeling and design of experiments is preferred
  • Experience with elastomer modeling or dynamic FEA (LS-dyna) or Multiphysics simulation experience (fluid-structure) a plus is preferred
  • GLP and GMP experience is preferred.  
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to juggle/prioritize multiple programs.
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policy and relevant SOPs at all times.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10 % of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to interpret data, reading or writing, public speaking express or exchange ideas with employees, understand direction and adhere to established procedures.
  • Must be able to own and be held responsible for assigned activities while contributing to a team and collaborating with others across multiple business functions.









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