Mechanical Engineer - Paratus Diagnostics : Job Details

Mechanical Engineer

Paratus Diagnostics

Job Location : San Marcos, TX, USA

Posted on : Wed, 06 Mar 2019 22:05:46 GMT

Job Description :

Department: Product Development

Reports To: Systems Group Manager



The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the applied research and development of mechanical systems to be used in Paratus point-of-care cartridge technology. The candidate should be an expert in mechanical design with strong CAD proficiency (preferably SolidWorks) in order to facilitate the rapid development of fluidic and mechanical systems in a biological detection device. The position also requires a working knowledge of injection molding processes and the principles of design for manufacturing. For the entry level applicant, the candidate must have a degree (BS) from a major university. The senior level candidate should have a minimum of five years of experience developing mechanical systems in an R&D environment.




  • BS in mechanical engineering from a major university

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Strong CAD proficiency required (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Written and verbal English fluency
  • Ability to create innovative mechanical designs
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of design for manufacture (DFM)
  • Solid understanding of fundamental concepts in statistics
  • Experience with plastics (design, fabrication, 3D printing, injection molding) highly desired
  • Strong background in fluid dynamics (especially microfluidics) highly desired
  • Proficiency with MATLAB desired




  • Design and fabrication of primarily plastic components and devices meant to house and manipulate biochemical reagents at sub-milliliter volumes
  • Design of fluidic systems
  • Testing and validation of aforementioned devices and components
  • Design of complex laboratory experiments
  • Data analysis and statistical testing
  • Contribution to the creation of innovative solutions
  • Assistance with the maintenance, cleanliness and safety of the laboratory
  • Interfacing and working effectively with multiple interdisciplinary departments.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office or lab work environment.
  • Possible exposure to mechanical, biologic and chemical hazards
  • Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones
  • Frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs, sitting, listening, and talking
  • Infrequent lifting of up to 25 lbs


  • Please do not apply to more than 1 engineering position.
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