Staff Mechanical Engineer at Dexcom in San Diego, California

Posted in General Business 24 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

About Dexcom:
Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. provides continuous glucose monitoring technology to help patients and their clinicians better manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions for people with diabetes - while empowering our community to take control of diabetes.

Functional Description:

Designs and analyzes mechanical systems, equipment and packaging. Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs. Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Provides design information to drafting for packaging documentation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Lead the design and development of new mechanical technologies/solutions
  • Demonstrate bench, clinical, and commercial feasibility of new mechanical technologies
  • Design components for functional reliability and high volume manufacturing, including processes such as, plastic injection molding, metal stamping and forming, machining, and others as required.
  • Conduct theoretical analysis and performance simulations of product designs.
  • Conduct tolerance analysis and produce component and assembly level specifications.
  • Capture design solutions using CAD tools.
  • Utilize root cause investigation methodologies to de-bug and solve functional performance challenges.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and outside service partners.
  • Develop test plans, protocols and reports to document concept and feasibility activities.
  • Independently plan, manage and prioritize tasks/projects, tracks progress toward project goals, and provides periodic updates to management
  • Manage the development and technological challenges of multi-disciplinary product design to successfully integrate technologies at a system level

Required Qualifications:


  • Previous experience in the design and development of small electromechanical systems for high volume (100M+/year) production.
  • Previous experience in the development of high volume manufacturing processes for miniature electromechanical assemblies a plus.
  • Previous experience working in the medical device industry and/or working in a high volume disposable market.
  • Ability to utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools (SolidWorks preferred) to communicate product ideas and technical solutions.
  • Ability to utilize engineering analysis (ex. MatchCAD, Matlab, FEA) and statistical analysis tools (ex. Minitab, JUMP) to design and evaluate product design, performance and reliability.
  • Proven ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead multi-disciplinary technology development projects from concept to production, integrating individual technologies into a system level product solution.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to run self-directed projects, maintain timelines, transfer technology and execute projects in an R&D environment.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment where there is ambiguity or uncertainty in product requirements and has a willingness to try and test new ideas.
  • Is a self-starter who excels in an environment where challenging technical problems are encountered.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience in design for high volume (100M+/year) production
  • Advanced experience in plastic injection molding (design, process, mold flow analysis, defect analysis, DOE, etc.)
  • Previous experience collaborating with injection mold toolmakers on tooling design and risk evaluation through design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Advanced experience with high-volume automation assembly equipment and processes
  • Strong fundamentals and experience in applying principles of materials science
  • Previous experience leading and mentoring junior engineers

Experience and Education Requirements:


  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 8-12 years related experience or Master's degree and 5-7 years equivalent industry experience or a PhD and 2-4 years of experience.

Travel Required:


  • Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Talent Acquisition at talentacquisition@dexcom.com .

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