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Mechanical Engineer
CA - Irvine

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons you owe it to yourself to consider aligning your career with Aspen Medical Products.
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Make an Impact as a Key Member of the Product Design Team While Enhancing Your Skills and Experience

If you are a Mechanical Engineer with skill with CAD, entry-level knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, and an understanding of Good Engineering Practices and how thy might be applied to optimize the design of products, the role of Mechanical Engineer offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Play an important role in the new product development process, as you work both independently and in collaboration with a talented team of experts to deliver CAD layouts and models ready for production. 
  • Bring your strong ideas to the table and contribute, especially to the ideation stage. Your input will be welcomed and appreciated.
  • Enjoy working on projects from conception to completion. You will not be siloed at Aspen Medical Products, but instead will see the results of your work and gain a big picture view of our processes and product line.
  • Expand your skills in an organization that places a high value on engineering -- we are always growing, learning and trying new things.
  • Join us as we are actively expanding our product line in the markets we serve. You'll learn right along with the team.
  • Become part of a great family-oriented culture in a "Best Places to Work" environment, with leaders who truly care about employees and place an emphasis on quality of life, fun events and more.
At Aspen Medical Products we pride ourselves on making the best products in the industry, products that change people's lives. We have won many industry awards for our medical devices, which are sold through hospitals, medical practices, chiropractors, and pain management clinics. We believe that enjoying your work and making valuable contributions to business are equally vital. To that end, Aspen has been designated one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Register and the Orange County Business Journal eight years in a row.
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Own an Impact Role and Build Your Career at a Growing Manufacturer of Award-Winning Medical Devices

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to take ownership of this role.
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Mechanical Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering  Quick question for you - click here
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a mechanical engineer in product design 
  • CAD skills including:
    • 2D CAD, Rhino is beneficial 
    • 3D CAD, SolidWorks Quick question for you - click here
  • Solid computer skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with written and verbal fluency in English
Initially, you will work remotely from your home office and occasionally come into the Irvine office, based on project need. Post-Covid, this will become a hybrid position with a mix of remote and in-office work. Quick question for you - click here

For additional information, please see the More Insight tab.

Pictured: The Vista® MultiPost Therapy Collar is designed to reduce the symptoms of forward head carriage, promoting improved posture and a more natural alignment.
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The Role
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Reporting to the Vice President, Research and Development, as Mechanical Engineer, you will serve as a key member of the Product Design team. You will work collaboratively with Industrial Design and proactively inform the design of concepts, prototypes and final products by applying Good Engineering Practices. The goal is to produce production-ready medical products that meet the functional, marketable and aesthetic intent of the design. 

For information on specific job tasks, please see the More Insights tab.

Video: The Peak Scoliosis Bracing System™ is an unloader brace designed to relieve pain, thus enhancing the quality of life for adult scoliosis patients.
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Why Us
More good reasons to join our team.
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Autonomy and support
We’ll look to you to achieve goals independently and assume ownership of your areas of responsibility. At the same time, you’ll have support when you need it and plenty of opportunities to collaborate. Our goal is to set you up for success, and support you throughout your role.

Build a progressive career
We are proactive about supporting professional development. We offer training that helps employees develop both technical and leadership skills, and we're committed to promoting from within whenever possible.

Award-winning products enhance the quality of people's lives
Backed by over 25 years of R&D, Aspen Medical Products help patients cope with chronic conditions, manage pain, and heal faster (see testimonials in the video on The Role tab). Our innovative approach and strong business model have earned us distinctions. In addition to the workplace excellence awards mentioned above, we have won:
  • Several Spine Technology Awards from Orthopedics This Week.
  • The American Technology Award, in the medical device category, from TechAmerica Foundation.
  • Awards for delivering exceptional service as a vendor, from Hanger/SPS, a leading distributor of orthotic and prosthetic patient care and therapeutic products, services and solutions.
  • And others.
Exemplary culture
You will find a close-knit culture that values mutual respect at Aspen. The numerous "Best Places to Work" awards we've won represent high levels of employee satisfaction (as reported by employees) as well as excellence in benefits, pay, work/life balance and culture.

Competitive benefits package
The health, satisfaction and security of you and your family are important to your well-being and important to us. We offer a competitive salary; medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family; life insurance; paid vacation; and a 401(k) plan with company match. 

Pictured: Just a couple of the many awards we have received.
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More Insight
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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More about the Requirements
In addition to the qualifications described under The Requirements tab, the following experience is a plus:
  • Knowledge in the use and design for plastics
  • Knowledge in the use and design for metal, soft goods
  • Knowledge in design for assembly  
  • Familiarity with the patent process
  • Engineering experience in orthopedic bracing is a plus
  • Experience working directly with customers is an advantage, though you can gain that experience on the job
In addition to these requirements, you should be open to limited travel, when safe again, to see customers, vendors and/or manufacturing sites in the U.S., Mexico and overseas.

More about the Role
In addition to the details under The Role tab, specific duties will include:
  • Supporting design efforts through collaboration with multiple departments such as Marketing, Industrial Design, Quality and Operations
  • Supporting the Design team to best achieve the functional, cost and aesthetic objectives of the project
  • Interpreting communication in the form of 2D layouts, prototypes, 3D models, written or verbal instructions to achieve completed CAD layouts and models ready for production  
  • Providing assistance on part, assembly and material testing definition, design and documentation with a goal to develop superior results in product performance and production
  • Making material and process recommendations for optimal product designs
  • Supporting designs in engineering technical documentation, 2D and 3D CAD formats
  • Providing support for testing, documentation and sustaining engineering as needed
The scope of each project typically includes a good deal of time dedicated to the ideation stage -- there's a lot of brainstorming as everyone shares their ideas. From concept, we'll decide on the design direction, engineer the product, test (mechanical and user testing), complete FDA and other documentation, and finally move to the manufacturing stage. Throughout the process, you will interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including customers and end-users, Marketing, Operations, and other departments, and finally with vendors to ensure they know what they are manufacturing. You will need to be comfortable and effective in your communication, flexible as you navigate constant changes, and skilled at balancing multiple priorities.

This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

More about your success
This is a prime role for an up-and-coming mechanical engineer. We have an exemplary team of industrial designers with 20+ years of experience and are adding engineering talent to the process. You will be a key part of that initiative and will enjoy the support and mentorship of a skilled senior mechanical engineer as you come up to speed. At the same time, you'll be taking on a good deal of responsibility so will need to step up in short order and take ownership of your role. To be an outstanding Mechanical Engineer, you will:
  • Bring a passion for engineering and your ability to contribute
  • Be a motivated self-starter with the drive to move things forward and complete tasks
  • Work independently, taking ownership of your responsibilities, but also be willing to raise your hand and seek help when needed
  • Maintain a positive, team-oriented mindset
  • Have the ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and departments
  • Remain organized, always knowing what needs to be done
Pictured: Aspen's OA Knee+ is a premium brace ideal for patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. The low profile, universal design allows for less inventory and better patient compliance.
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Aspen Medical Products is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.