Medical Device Mechanical Engineer

Medical Device Mechanical Engineer


Canon’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is currently seeking a Medical Device Mechanical Engineer (Engineer) to design, document and implement the key components and systems of medical optical imaging devices, from initial concept through to commercialization, in collaboration with world’s leading medical institutions.

Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc. The research laboratory is located in Cambridge, MA and will be the home of skilled employees dedicated to developing biomedical optical imaging and medical robotics technologies with the ultimate goal of bringing to market medical devices for a variety of applications. The areas the technology will address include detection of cardiovascular disease, brain-functional imaging, robotics-assisted surgery and miniature endoscopy. Canon U.S.A. is working in conjunction with its parent company, Canon Inc., on this endeavor.


- Design, analysis, drafting, fabrication, testing and documentation of mechanical and opto-mechanical components and assemblies for prototype development through commercial release
- Design components and generate 3D models and manufacturing drawings of the medical device including the designed components
- Conduct and document feasibility studies, tolerance analysis, thermal analysis, FEA and appropriate mechanical tests to confirm the device or components meet requirements
- Provide mechanical specifications for the medical optical imaging device from the required functional specifications
- Work closely with outside mechanical design firm to ensure the form and function of the medical optical imaging device meets all mechanical requirements
- Work with peer mechanical engineers, as well as optical, systems, electrical and software engineers to improve the mechanical design of the medical optical imaging device and conduct system integration activities
- Produce production level assembly and part drawings for all components and sub-assemblies
- Provide documentation support for other mechanical engineers in releasing new and modifying existing drawings, models, and Bills of Materials (BOMs)
- Checking drawings for completeness and compliance with internal and external standards
- Participate and own mechanical design verification activities for the designed units
- Create and manage the Bill of Materials (BOM) for components and sub-assemblies within the optical imaging device
- Provide documentation of inventions for patent applications
- Review alternative technology IP as it relates to the design process


- BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
- 3+ years of experience in design of products or prototypes of medical device and/or precision motion
- Familiarity with ANSI Y 14.5-2009 and good drafting practices
- Excellent modeling and drawing skills using Solidworks, including proficiency with assemblies that contain dozens of parts
- Experience with design for manufacturability; familiarity with most common parts manufacturing and assembly processes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to others in different functions, different disciplines, at various levels
- Nice to haves:
- Experience of designing for ease of use
- Experience working in an FDA regulated industry
- Experience with PDM

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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