Sr Mechanical Design /Systems Development Engineering

Canada, Kingston

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of. 

Octane Biotech, a Lonza company, is expanding the develop, manufacturing, and commercializing the Cocoon cell therapy manufacturing platform and is seeking a new member to join the R&D Engineering Team. The R&D team is responsible for new design and development activities required to support the expansion of Cocoon platform capabilities and applications, transforming customer requirements into engineered solutions. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the engineering activities to develop new features, improvements, and applications. This will require work in the areas of: mechanical design, fluid dynamics and micro fluidics, accommodating biological process requirements, prototyping, testing, and transfer to manufacturing. This work will require knowledge of CAD, electro-mechanical systems, plastic materials, design for injection molding, design of machined components. As a Sr. Systems Development Engineer within the R&D group, you will be expected to drive new product development, existing product changes, documentation and testing. You will be given autonomy within the project requirements defined, and are expected to bring new ideas and innovation to the table. You will be expected to collaborate with other team members and across functions, guide activities of others on the team, and support multiple projects. 

Key responsibilities: 

·       Engineering and design related to component and systems development•Identification and development of test requirements  

·       Adhering to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budget 

·       Assisting in the collection and documentation of user's requirements  

·       Translate user requirements to design specifications & product directions 

·       Hands on prototyping and testing of design concepts 

·       Documentation of design using Computer Aided Design (CAD) 

·       Apply knowledge of injection molding and machining processes 

·       Analysis of design concepts including stress analysis and fluid dynamics 

·       Documentation of technical pursuits and experiments as they are necessary in the quality system 

·       Generation and review of documentation required for transfer of design to manufacturing, including collaborating on the development of jigs/fixtures, protocols, release testing and criteria  

·       Support market-readiness of product, including development of component and system level test protocols, testing, and other qualification activities 

·       Reviewing technical documentation produced by colleagues, including conceptual design, mechanical drawings, and technical reports 

·       root cause analysis of field issues identified related to the product design 

·       Apply knowledge and experience with Medical Products, GMP practices, and sterilization techniques. 

Key requirements: 

·       Engineering Degree with a focus in Mechanical, Biomedical, Mechatronics

·       CAD (Solidworks preferred) – including 3D modeling, 2D mechanical drawings

·       Use of design simulation and analysis tools:  FEA, CFD

·       Leading and managing design tasks and development projects

·       Interfacing with and managing work of external partners

·       Knowledge and experience with Design for Injection molding and machined components

·       Comfort with hands-on work with small components

·       Troubleshooting skills

·       Ability to work in clean environments

·       Independent work and initiativeAttention to detail

·       Thorough and clear documentation skills, particularly technical documentation

·       Systematic and organized workflow

·       Good communication skills

·       Ability to assess and document risks associated with design and design change

·       Exposure to or experience in cell culture and micro-fluidics

·       Experience with biomaterials or biocompatible materials

·       Ability to work with integrated electro-mechanical systems

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. 

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R44007