Sr. Design Engineer

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  • Location:

    Trumbull, United States

  • Sector:

    Mechanical Engineers

  • Contact:

    Toby McAllister

  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

Job Description

For almost 50 years, Lighthouse Professional Services has worked to provide full-service consulting and staffing partnerships to clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and the Carolinas. Our innovative solutions can reach all areas within your firm including: Administrative, Information Technology, Engineering, Finance, Clerical and Light Industrial.

Lighthouse Professional Services is committed to the success of the companies, candidates and employees we serve. We invest in excellent working partnerships, powered by people.

Lighthouse Professional Services is currently seeking a Senior Design Engineer to work for one of our clients in Trumbull, CT on a direct basis.


The right candidate will be excited to provide mechanical design support to existing and in-development products, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Design Engineer is the primary technical resource on a product development or sustaining engineering team and performs her or his duties with minimal supervision. The position is responsible for ensuring that project objectives are met accurately and on time. Responsibilities include design, development, testing, troubleshooting, technical documentation, transfer to manufacturing and support of manufacturing, and conformance to all relevant regulations.


  • Designs, prototypes, tests, and develops components, sub-assemblies and systems of up to high complexity
  • Analyzes designs using FEA, tolerance stack analysis, and any other appropriate tools.
  • Creates test protocols, runs experiments and writes test reports.
  • Completes product documentation of moderate to high complexity.
  • Creates, revises and documents drawings and specifications.
  • Analyzes moderate to high complexity engineering problems, defines problem, recommends and implements solutions.
  • May lead projects of limited complexity.


  • Advanced proficiency in design, drawing, and CAD skills, such as SolidWorks.
  • Proficient with GD&T, Finite Element Analysis, free body diagrams, FMEA, engineering drawings, and documentation.
  • Proficient with designing and testing using rapid prototyping techniques.
  • Experience with manufacturing techniques common to medical devices – injection molding, machining, stamping, casting, MIM, etc.
  • Proficient with inventing, innovating and launching products.
  • Proficient with analysis and problem solving.
  • Experience with lab testing and fabrication equipment (force gauges & test stands w/data acquisition, 3d printers, etc.)
  • Familiarity interacting with all functions within a business.
  • Ability to utilize common office and web-based software (email, spreadsheets, word processing, presentations) effectively.
  • Knowledgeable of and work within FDA, MDD, ISO, CSI and other relevant standards.


  • Work is expected to contribute to the launch of new products, defining and solving field and manufacturing related problems as a supporting or lead member of a team.
  • Work contributes to projects that are critical to the future success of the business.


  • Interacts with R&D staff, and cross-functional partners (Marketing, Manufacturing, RA, QA, labeling, legal, etc.) on a daily basis.
  • Interacts with customers and vendors.
  • Will interact with organizational leaders on an infrequent basis.


  • Has launched numerous products in the medical device field of low to moderate complexity.
  • Contributed as team member to launch of new products.
  • Contributed as team member to sustaining engineering activities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 10+ years industry experience, Master's degree in engineering with 8+ years industry experience, PhD with 3+ years industry experience.
  • Thorough understanding of medical device manufacturing, especially as it relates to FDA (cGMP) and EU MDD/MDR requirements.


  • 1st shift, direct hire with benefits
  • Salary range: up to $120K


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately!

Please include a clean copy of your resume and salary expectations.


Lighthouse Professional Services works with Fortune 500 clients all over the East Coast offering staffing services for full-time and contract assignments