Senior Mechanical Engineer – Specialty Instruments

Lincoln, NE -or- Remote
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.
  • A 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 senior mechanical engineer focused on specialty instruments for next-generation versions of Virtual Incision’s products, you will design, prototype, test, and produce cutting-edge end effectors that advance the field of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS). You will own projects from concept to completion, as a collaborative effort with mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, scientists, surgeons, vendors, and other subject-matter experts.


  • Design and develop instruments (e.g., scissors and graspers) and specialty tools (e.g., vessel sealers).
  • Assist in the definition, creation, and analysis of system requirements for new products.
  • 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:

  • Experienced in the design and production of surgical instruments and specialty tools.
  • Able to 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.
  • A cross-disciplinary team member who is excited to work with and learn from software, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as subject-matter experts outside of these disciplines.
  • Strong at executing and delivering on quality products.
  • Able to take ownership of an assigned project, drive to achieve milestones, and mentor younger engineers.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline required.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in surgical instrument design (owning products from concept to production) required.
  • Mechanical design and CAD software experience required – Solidworks experience preferred.
  • Problem-solving and design experience required.
  • Previous medical device or other regulated industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of FDA Quality System and Design processes preferred.
  • Experience in robotics engineering is preferred.
  • Experience in plastic molding or metal injection molding designed parts preferred.

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