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Sr. Mechanical Engineer  

EOE StatementMizuho OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes business decisions based on job related criteria only. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.
Category R&D Engineering  
Location Mizuho OSI Corporate Office - Union City, CA  


The Mechanical Engineer designs operating room equipment including patient support structures, electromechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic actuators, and accessories. Contributes to product innovation via out of box thinking and drive product concepts to production. Maintains current knowledge of competitive technologies including medical, technical, manufacturing, and materials developments as related to company products. Maintains complete, accurate, and timely design history documentation, including testing methods.

We are looking for you, if you have the ability to:

  • Design metal, plastic, and carbon composite patient support structures for use in operating rooms meeting requirements for stiffness, strength, stability, reliability and cost.
  • Design user actuated mechanisms and electro-mechanical drive trains to articulate these structures to optimize patient positioning, surgical access, and applied traction.
  • Work with a diverse group of motivated individuals within the mechanical engineering team as well as peers in other R&E, manufacturing, clinical, marketing, and service teams.

Here is what you will do day-to-day

  • Work independently or within cross functional development teams to design, develop, and test products that meet system specifications.
  • Participate with New Product Introduction (NPI) to assure product designs are optimized for manufacturing.
  • Evaluate field input from Service and Marketing regarding product performance.
  • Maintain a continuing liaison relationship with Manufacturing and Marketing functions to meet and improve product needs.
  • Continually contribute to product improvement and cost reduction.
  • Participate in vendor selection, sustaining engineering, QC inspection, and material review board activities.
  • Assist other engineers and designers with technical input and lead projects as necessary.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understand, follow and support Mizuho OSI’s internal Quality System policies, procedures and work instructions including but not limited to applicable external regulations (21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 820 Quality System Regulations and applicable International Standards).
Position Requirements

What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering; and 5-8 years of design experience with emphasis on product design. 
  • Fluency with CAD software, preferably Solidworks. Ability to apply engineering principles to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to create and innovate solutions for design of mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with electromechanical design including motor selection, couplings, bearings, gearbox design, drivetrain integration, sensor integration, and electronics packaging.
  • Familiarity with structure design via hand calculations and using software.
  • Familiarity with mechanism design including cams, linkages, actuators, mechanical attachments, and jigs and fixtures
  • Familiarity with design of mechanical user interfaces such as adjustment devices and touch points.

What you need to be prepared for:

The duties of this job require the employee to stand and to use hands to manipulate very small objects and hand tools for long periods of time. The employee is required to stand, bend and stoop, walk and occasionally to lift up to 45 pounds during the normal course of work. Occasionally may use equipment in the machine shop including drill presses, lathes, band saws, grinders, welding equipment, mills, etc. Sound levels may be moderate to high. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties or functions to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties/functions requested by their supervisor.

At Mizuho OSI, we believe better solutions and decisions are born of diversity and are proudly an EEO/AA employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with matching, educational assistance and more.

Mizuho OSI values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses. If you are a Veteran or wounded warrior and would like assistance with the employment process at Mizuho OSI, please contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

If you are a person with a disability or a disabled Veteran and are applying for a job with Mizuho OSI, we would like to ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need additional assistance, information or answers to your questions, feel free to contact HR at (510) 429-1500.

Open Date 3/30/2020  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
About the Organization Top Reason To Join The Mizuho OSI Team
• Privately held company with a tradition of market leadership and best-in-class innovation
• Fast-paced entrepreneurial culture focused on dramatically improving patient outcomes through personal empowerment
• Emphasis on continuous improvement and celebration of our values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and the Mizuho OSI Way.
• Create innovative solutions designed and manufactured at our HQ in Northern California

The Mizuho OSI Way
In 1978, we set out to change the way patients undergo surgery. As a Mizuho OSI customer, you can expect our commitment to the following…
• We commit to your satisfaction. If you are dissatisfied, we will strive to make it right.
• We do things the right way. We commit to hire people with competence, generosity and a caring attitude.
• We motivate our employees to use their individual strengths to provide creative solutions, changes, and innovations.
• We anticipate your needs through customer experiences, thus nurturing our relationships.

Collectively, this creates an environment that enables and inspires healthcare professionals to improve the lives of patients.
Dare to go further. Care to do more.

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