Contribute to advancing robotic-assisted surgery while working for a company that respects, values, and appreciates all team members!
Why you’ll love working at Virtual Incision:
- Strong mission to expand access to robotic-assisted surgery, one of the most exciting fields in healthcare today
- Company-wide dedication to clinical excellence, innovation, and teamwork
- Friendly, open, and fun culture where people genuinely like each other
- Opportunity to take ownership on exciting projects from day one
- Career development through fast pace and an all-hands-on-deck culture
- Mentorship from some of the top industry experts
- Flexible working hours, including paid vacation and holidays
- Healthcare programs including medical, dental, and vision
- 410(k) retirement plan
- Company paid life insurance
As a mechanical engineer at Virtual Incision, specializing in surgical port and accessories, you will be design, prototype, test, and producing high end accessories for Virtual Incision’s cutting-edge miniature surgical robot product line. You will own projects from conception to manufacture, collaborating with electrical engineers, software engineers, scientists, surgeons, vendors, and other subject-matter experts to ensure our work continues to enhance patient outcomes while providing excellent value for our customers. Projects will be focused on new designs of surgical ports, trocars and accessories required for holding, inserting, and manipulating VI’s miniature surgical robots.
- Design and develop specialty tools with port emphasis and accessories for all system components for the Virtual Incision RASD (Robotically Assisted Surgery Device)
- Assist in definition, creation, analysis, and allocation of system hardware requirements.
- Conduct analysis, review and evaluation of design alternatives and failure mode analyses.
- Design and write verification protocols for created designs.
- Conduct integration and verification test activities.
- Conduct clinical and benchtop testing activities.
- Develop Design History File (DHF) deliverables.
- Participate in Risk Analysis activities.
- Support process and design improvement initiatives.
- Participate in technical reviews.
The ideal candidate will be able to:
- Experienced in the design and production of surgical port and accessories.
- Easily adapt to exploring wide-open idea spaces as well as finding creative solutions to highly constrained design problems.
- Understand the value of building prototypes to answer questions but aren’t afraid of working through problems on a whiteboard either.
- Be a strong cross-disciplinary team member. Excited to work with and learn from software, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as communicating with subject-matter experts outside of these disciplines.
- Work independently on projects and keep good communication with other team members. Take direction from senior engineers and drive to achieve milestones and work closely with and help direct younger engineers.
- Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline required.
- 3-5+ years of experience in product design (emphasis on surgical port design) (Owning products from concept to production) required.
- Problem-solving and design experience required.
- Mechanical design and CAD software experience – Solidworks experience preferred
- Experience in robotics engineering preferred.
- Programming experience in MATLAB, Scripting languages or other programming techniques preferred.
- Experience in plastic molding design preferred.
- Knowledge of FDA Quality System and Design processes preferred.
- Previous medical device or other regulated industry preferred.