Mechanical Engineer

Toronto, Ontario
Engineering
Full Time
We’re Vital. We build products that combine cutting-edge science and intuitive design in ways that make measuring health and taking action accessible by everyone. Our mission is to democratize technology that puts people in control of their health.

This is a massive goal, and we're just getting started. We're looking for special people to join our team to help us make it a reality. At Vital, we thrive on change, operate on trust, and leverage diverse perspectives from the people on our team in everything we do. We operate at a rapid pace and we push key decisions to folks on the front lines across all of our teams. Our culture is fundamentally based on having a growth mindset - which means Vital is the kind of place where you can make an impact, somewhere you want to invest your talent and energy, and do your life’s best work. As a workplace, we challenge and support you to hone your craft and be a part of something bigger than any of us.

About You:
You are an out-of-the-box thinker who is going to provide technical support for the projects, functions, and strategic objectives of Vital. These may include concentrating on: engineering support for new product development; development of fixtures and equipment as standalone and in support of automated systems; failure mode analysis and corrective action of process equipment and instruments; sustaining engineering for the legacy and newly deployed manufacturing systems; engineering and quality documentation development.

About Our Team:
At Vital, we thrive on change, operate on trust, and leverage diverse perspectives from the people on our team in everything we do. We operate at a rapid pace and we push key decisions to folks on the front lines across all of our teams. Our culture is fundamentally based on having a growth mindset - which means Vital is the kind of place where you can make an impact, somewhere you want to invest your talent and energy, and do your life’s best work. As a workplace, we challenge and support you to hone your craft and be a part of something bigger than any of us.

What you'll do:

    • Spearhead the design and development of various aspects of Vital offering spanning electro-mechanical devices, injection molding, extrusion, sheet metal design manufacturing principles;
    • Design, develop, and implement scalable processes, mechanical tests, fixtures/jigs for inspection, and methods/processes to improve product quality and increase productivity or reduce costs.
    • Participate in all phases of projects, including requirement definition, design, testing and integration;
    • Will support sustaining engineering function for a highly complex medical device;
    • Source components and interface with suppliers;
    • Manage various vendor relationships and owning the timely progress of the project;
    • Manage outsourced design and manufacturing relationships;
    • Collaborate with R&D to integrate manufacturing principles (DFM/DFA) for new products.

What you need:

    • PhD, Masters, or Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent;
    • 5+ years of industrial experience in mechanical systems design and development;
    • Strong experience in Engineering design, Design for Manufacturability (DFMA) and/or FMEA;
    • Proficiency with solid modeling CAD software;
    • Good mechanical aptitude and solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles;
    • Proficient with drafting prints (GD&T) and communicating with machinists;
    • Knowledge in manufacturing processes such as CNC machining, laser cutting, injection molding, and 3D printing (SLA, SLS, FDM);

Bonus points for:

    • Project Management certificate highly desirable;
    • Familiarity with FDA quality systems including ISO13485, 21CFR Part820 (a plus);
    • Familiarity with quality, and safety guidelines based on GMP, FDA, and ISO guidelines and related Quality and Safety Standards and Practices.
    • Appreciation of puns!


Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!