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Kelly Services Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kelly Engineering is currently looking to hire a Mechanical Engineer to work for one of our top Medical Device clients on-site in St. Louis, MO for a contract position.

Job Description:

  • The Mechanical Design Engineer, R&D, is expected to be a key individual contributor of mechanical design expertise for R&D projects in a medical device company.

  • Applies a broad knowledge of engineering principals to design new products for ophthalmic surgery.

  • Provides comprehensive product development services from conceptual design to product release.

  • Approves modifications to existing designs, assesses acceptability of non-conforming parts, and troubleshoots product complaints in a team setting.

  • May also provide project coordination and leadership for select accessory development activities


  • Leads assigned product development activities and performs comprehensive mechanical design-related tasks.

  • Generates design concepts for new products based on marketing inputs.

  • Collaborates with personnel from marketing, manufacturing, and quality to ensure that new designs meet customer requirements.

  • Prepares documentation to ensure that product development processes comply with FDA accepted control guidelines.

  • Creates 3D Solid Works/Inventor models and 2D prototype drawings for parts and assemblies.

  • Assists R&D technicians in assembling new devices.

  • Evaluates new prototypes against performance criteria and solicits feedback from marketing product managers.

  • Attends surgical procedures and communicates with clinical advisors to acquire customer feedback for new products.

  • Writes test protocols, performs experiments, and authors reports to support new product verification efforts.

  • Participates in verification of new products and documents results.

  • Reviews and approves design changes and verification plans for released products and procedural packs.

  • Performs comprehensive engineering activities to support new product development, product improvement, and maintenance of business projects.

Required Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering

Required Skills/Qualifications:

Ideal Candidate will have a mix of mechanical drawing creation/design expertise along with requirements, testing, report writing expertise for this role.

  • Ability to create electro-mechanical designs using Solid Works, Autodesk Inventor, or equivalent software.

  • Ability to interpret and create engineering drawings, specifications, reports, and other engineering or manufacturing documentation.

  • Strong knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, devices, and materials including pneumatic systems, fluidic management systems, and/or delivery systems.

  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing methods.

  • Expertise in mechanical design and tolerance analysis.

  • Expertise with instrumentation and test equipment/software.

  • Working knowledge of electrical systems and sensors.

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office tools, analytical tools, project management tools, ERP systems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Electro-mechanical, medical equipment design.

  • Micro-mechanical component fabrication process selection/development.

  • Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis CFD.

  • Medical device design control and risk management expertise.

Required Experience:

BS with Minimum of 3 years of experience involving medical device development and manufacturing in a GMP environment per ISO 13485 and CFR 821. Alternatively, 5 or more years of new product development experience involving mechanical/electro-mechanical devices.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.