• Mechanical Engineering Manager (R&D Manager II)

    Location US-CA-Pleasanton
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Bio-Rad’s Digital Biology Group is a multidisciplinary team developing products using our Droplet DigitalTM technology that are having a large impact in both research and healthcare. Every day, scientists and clinicians around the world use our ddPCRTM and ddSEQTM NGS sample prep systems to make new discoveries, and are revolutionizing clinical decisions with break-through liquid biopsy applications. We’re looking for an energetic and talented Mechanical Engineering Manager to join our team.


    The ideal candidate will apply diversified knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, practices and implementation in the development of complex diagnostic systems.  Establishes the vision, develops procedures, and facilitates execution of strategic activities within the team. Drives requirements into mechanical system and subsystem definition, architectural design with focus on, product reliability and quality and efficiency.  Continuously improves and expands capabilities in mechanical engineering best practices and advises teams on the selection and deployment of appropriate tools and standards. Leads the Mechanical Engineering functional discipline to complete project tasks for the successful completion of product development deliverables and meet key business results- Execute the Mechanical Engineering process on a particular project(s) within a Project Team.


    • Provides technical knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and their application to developing cost-effective, reliable and high-quality systems that satisfy customer needs and business requirements.
    • Reviews and analyzes customer and business requirements, and articulates and documents mechanical system requirements and functions.
    • Generates and analyzes alternative physical architectures, developing preferred architectures, communicating and coordinating with marketing and cross-functional development teams, and assisting with the management of the balance between development cost, schedule, quality and performance.
    • Participates or leads Cross-Functional Teams in efforts relating to mechanical requirements definition, mechanical system functional decomposition and requirements allocation, mechanical architecture definition, mechanical and FEA modeling, including verification plans and reports.
    • Ensures the continuous development of skills and technical expertise required by team in order to support product development initiatives.
    • Leads and mentors others in the adoption and execution of Mechanical and Fluidic methods
    • Maintains extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories, and practices around all things Mechanical and Fluidics engineering related activities.
    • Identifies and recommends long term tools, standards and methods to drive continual Mechanical and Fluidic Engineering improvement. 
    • Proposes long-term engineering strategy to achieve Bio-Rad’s instrument technology and program goals.
    • Conducts and participates in design/project technical reviews.
    • Monitors work to ensure quality and continuously promote Right First Time.


    • BS in Engineering, MS desirable.
    • Training in Design for Excellence principals preferred. DFSS Green Belt certification is desirable.
    • 15 years’ experience in the engineering/development of complex systems.
    • 8 years’ supervisory or project leader experience, preferably in a regulated environment.
    • IVD experience, QSR/ISO regulations & standards.
    • Proficiency with CAD, CAE/Mechanical Analysis packages (ie. Solidworks, ANSYS/COMSOL) and business productivity tools (PLM, PDM, ERP).


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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