Mechanical Engineer

Lincoln, NE
Posted 1 month ago

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.
  • Opportunity to take ownership of exciting projects from day one.
  • Career development through a 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.
  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Company-paid life insurance.

Job Summary:

As a mechanical engineer at Virtual Incision, you will be part of a team that is designing, prototyping, testing, and producing cutting-edge miniature robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) platforms that advance the field of surgery. You will work on 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.


  • Design and develop hardware for all system components.
  • Assist in definition, creation, analysis and allocation of system hardware requirements.
  • Analyze, review, and evaluate design alternatives and failure modes.
  • 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:

  • Easily adapt to situations that require exploring wide-open idea spaces as well as those that require finding creative solutions to highly-constrained design problems.
  • Understand the value of building prototypes to answer questions but will not be afraid to work through problems on a whiteboard either.
  • Work cross-functionally 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.
  • Work closely with and help direct younger engineers.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline required.
  • 1-5+ years of experience in product design (member of teams producing 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.

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Job CategoryEngineering

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