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19-07284/ Sr. Engineer (R&D)

Location: Irvine, CA (Local Residents Only)

Industry: Biotechnology/Pharma

Type: Initial 12-Month Contract ?


Position Summary:

The Sr. Engineer, Research & Development will support the Critical Care Mechanical team working on new product designs, technology development and sustaining of core product lines with an emphasis on hands on new product development.




  • Support the development of critical care devices or subsystems thereof from concept to commercial launch

  • Apply engineering principles to the design of electro mechanical medical devices, effectively use tests and simulations to expedite development in a fast paced environment

  • Design, prototype and test components of medical devices, develop new test methods to evaluate devices

  • Work with internal and external resources to contribute to the design and development, testing and release of electromechanical components used in medical device systems

  • Solve technical issues working as a contributing member of a diverse engineering team

  • Integrate development of medical technology by assuring the design of technology interfaces and system elements works together as a whole

  • Write design verification and validation protocols and reports in accordance with quality procedures assuming full ownership as the Study Director

  • Provide solutions to the technical aspects of product design and development as well as the translation of marketing requirements into product specifications

  • Work with R&D technical teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Software) and internal partners in the Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, Clinical, Manufacturing and other departments to deliver project objectives




  • Must have good 3D CAD skills in SolidWorks

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to solve engineering problems, through testing, analysis, simulation (FEA, CFD) modeling etc.

  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and six-sigma principles

  • Requires strong technical aptitude, leadership, communication, writing and coordination skills

  • Requires a high-energy individual who has excellent teamwork, partnering, and negotiation skills

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter who is able to achieve results with minimal direction

  • Must be proactive and creative in achieving goals

  • Must have strong conflict resolution skills


  • Previous mechanical design experience with disposable devices, capital equipment, and/or sensors (pressure, flow, optical).

  • Proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development

  • Experience in design verification & validation within an FDA regulated industry

  • Experience with design control procedures

  • Experience with Solidworks, LabView, MatLab, and quantitative analysis of data

  • Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes like injection molding, extrusion etc.

  • Comfortable in a dynamic working environment with multiple priorities

Company Description:

About Ascent:

Ascent is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. Ascent s fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Ascent works as both a reliable supplier in support of programs, as well as a Strategic Advisor in support of enterprise efforts to establish best in class preferred vendor programs. Ascent was ranked in the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 500 and recognized specifically for its innovative work in staff augmentation support of Large Enterprise preferred vendor accounts.

If you are ready to propel your career to new heights read on. We are looking for talented and dedicated colleagues to join our phenomenal team. At Ascent, we have created an environment where culture, commitment and opportunity converge to yield a truly unique place to work. We know that every employee has something important to say and that every employee is integral to our success. Where else can you walk over to a founder and talk about your ideas to help build our business and have that idea implemented in 48 hours? More importantly, we do everything we can to make sure our employees not only have great jobs, but great lives.

Associated topics: aerodynamic, ansys, boiler, cae, mechanical, msme, naval, rotordynamic, solidworks, vehicle

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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