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      Nextern, Inc. (www.Nextern.com) is currently seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Designer with a strong desire to innovate, a commitment to quality and top Solidworks skills to join our product design team in St. Paul, MN.

      Join a talented and dedicated team that develops smart products that change people's lives. We deliver electro-mechanical, non-invasive medical devices, health and wellness consumer electronics and leading edge industrial / agricultural solutions.

      About Us:
      Nextern is an international integrated design and manufacturing company with a mission to create non-invasive solutions to improve personal health, wellness and safety.

      In the last ten years we have collaborated on, developed and manufactured treatments for depression, wound care, ear infection, asthma, allergies, COPD and lymphedema; robotic solutions for first responders; automated systems that improve food quality; and assistive technologies to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives.

      This truly unique environment hosts a wealth of talent in a flexible small company atmosphere. www.nextern.com

      Job Description:
      As part of a multidisciplinary product development team the Senior Mechanical Designer will collaborate with mechanical and electrical engineers to create innovative products and solutions. The designer will participate in the development of a technical approach that meets project requirements and take the lead on the creation of 3D Solidworks CAD models, 2D design packages and prototypes.

      Responsibilities:

      • Work as a key part of the product realization team, providing technical approach and mechanical designs that meet or exceed the established product requirements.


      • Create advanced 3D models, 2D part drawings, assemblies and BOMs in preparation for prototyping, quotation and manufacturing utilizing Solidworks software.


      • Research and evaluate mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, manufacturing procedures and processes and/or equipment.


      • Manage vendors and in-house resources to produce and assemble prototypes for design review, fit-up and design verification testing.


      • Participate in prototype and pilot testing to ensure products meet requirements and design intent.


      • Release document controlled design packages for quote, tooling and manufacturing using established ECN processes.


      • Collaborate with quality, regulatory and manufacturing in the design transfer and pilot production of new product.

      Qualifications:

      • Associates degree in Mechanical Design or equivalent


      • 8+ years related work experience including project level mechanical design authority


      • Advanced 3D modeling skills using Solidworks with a proven ability to work with large models, complex shapes and surfaces


      • Advanced 2D skills in the creation and revision of part prints including accurate dimensioning and tolerancing of complex parts and assemblies


      • Electrical design skills for PCBA layout in Altium is desired, but not required


      • Hands on, detail orientated prototyping experience with the ability to assemble electro-mechanical prototypes that match production level fit, function and finish


      • Strong document management abilities – history of working in document controlled and/or regulated environment


      • Knowledge of plastics molding, sheet metal fabrication, electronic packaging (circuit board level), cables, connectors and other mechanical components along with the ability to evaluate new materials and processes


      • Knowledge and experience in tool design and tool making for injection molding and metal fabrication


      • Desire to create products that change lives and to work with a team measures success by its ability to do what we say we will do when we say we will do it


      • Superb communication skills


      Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
      • Excellent benefits package including:
        • Medical
        • Dental
        • Vision


      Apply to: HR@nextern.com
       
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