Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technologies

Insulet Corporation Billerica , MA 01821

Posted 1 week ago

Insulet started in 2000 with an idea and a mission to enable our customers to enjoy simplicity, freedom and healthier lives through the use of our Omnipod product platform. In the last two decades we have improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients by using innovative technology that is wearable, waterproof, and lifestyle accommodating.

We are looking for highly motivated, performance driven individuals to be a part of our expanding team. We do this by hiring amazing people guided by shared values who exceed customer expectations. Our continued success depends on it!

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technologies

Department: R&D

Manager/Supervisor: Sr. Director, Mechanical Materials Engineering COE

FLSA: Exempt

Position overview:

Insulet is the world's leading manufacturer of high-volume, disposable, electromechanical, wearable medical devices. The Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technologies is responsible for designing and developing Insulet's next generation wearables. To accomplish this, the Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Technologies works quickly to prove feasibility on device subsystems, rapidly prototype integrated systems, optimize new devices for manufacturability, and ultimately support design transfer of a commercial-ready product into a highly automated production environment. Success depends on a strong understanding of engineering and scientific fundamentals as well as experience with end-to-end product design. This is a challenging role, suitable for an energetic problem solver who thrives on difficult technical challenges and who wishes to work on a small team charged with developing solutions to hard problems.


  • Design device subsystems using CAD software

  • Prototype device systems and subsystems

  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with device functionality, reliability, safety, COGs and manufacturing scalability

  • Generate next-generation pump technology (inclusive of ideation, design, and filing of intellectual property)

  • Work with cross-functional teams within the organization

  • Work within final assembly manufacturing environment(s) and assist in early-stage process development and manufacturing optimization to ensure products meet design intent

  • Work with and manage external suppliers, conduct DFM reviews, and go onsite as needed

  • Conduct competitor technology tear-down studies

  • Design and setup feasibility tests

  • Develop failure analysis models using simulation tools

  • Periodically participate in strategic planning activities

  • Mentor other engineering team members within the organization



Knowledge / Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Master's Degree Preferred.

Job Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of medical device design and development experience, preferably on class II or III medical devices

  • Experience in the design of disposable, bio-compatible fluid paths and/or container solutions, a strong plus

  • Experience in high volume product design ( >10 million units per year), a strong plus

  • A Track record of generating novel ideas / IP, a strong plus

Skills / Competencies

  • Natural out-of-the-box thinker who is driven to find novel solutions to challenging problems

  • Ethical, responsible, and data-driven decision-maker

  • Expertise in the design and joining of plastic components for bio-compatible applications

  • Strong understanding of material science as it pertains to polymers, metals and glass

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels of an organization

  • Knowledge of infusion pumps and subcutaneous injection systems, preferred

  • PC skills - MS Office Suite, SolidWorks, and ePDM required. Ansys, LabVIEW, a plus

  • Ability to organize and judge priorities, as well as oversee and delegate responsibilities to other engineering staff / team members, when necessary

  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Control (SPC), GD&T; Lean, Six Sigma knowledge, a plus

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) and cost (DFC). Automated assembly experience, a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Travel overnight(s) as necessary both domestically and internationally to support project objectives. (Estimated Travel 10% or less)


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