Mechanical Engineer, II - R&D

Job ID #:  1550
Company:  Evident
Posting Date:  Mar 22, 2024



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At EVIDENT, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 


Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

To support the R&D Mechanical Engineering Department by designing, analysing, and developing mechanical systems, equipment, and electro-mechanical products. Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs. Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing, and prototype fabrication. Drafts technical drawings and executes documentation changes for new and existing products. Provides design information to drafting for documentation purposes. Actively builds and tests prototypes during design process. Applies both analytical and practical engineering principles toward the development/improvement of products. May be involved in the fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products.

Job Duties

  • Support all aspects of new engineering designs by building prototypes, executing engineering changes, designing parts and designing sub-systems for use in end-products. Design, develop, and build test fixtures as needed for the R&D department. Assist in fixture design and development for the Production & Service Departments.
  • Create 3D CAD models and detailed technical drawings of new parts, assemblies, and fixtures. Follow proper drafting standards, geometric tolerances, etc.. Create technical drawings for a wide variety of part types including plastic injection molded, sheet metal, machined, 3D printed, die-cut or stamped, PCBs, mechanical assemblies, and E/M assemblies.
  • Assess the technical feasibility of concept designs through tolerance analysis, simulation software, prototype evaluations, and testing.
  • Procure parts for prototypes and perform part inspections/evaluations. Field technical questions from manufacturing vendors to ensure parts are made to correct design intentions. Perform first article qualification reports.
  • Practice a Design for Manufacturing (DFM) approach when engineering products. Assist the Manufacturing/Production department in creating assembly instructions.
  • Support:
    • Manufacturing department and production floor activities – NCMs, MRB, troubleshooting
    • Continuous Improvement efforts using Lean techniques.
    • Cost reduction efforts/team.
    • End of Life (eol) and resulting transitions
  • Writing of technical reports and presentations
  • Create and maintaining BOMs and ECNs in the PLM system (Omnify).

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME/MET) or equivalent experience required.
  • 2+ years experience required
  • High proficiency with 2D/3D CAD tools such as SolidWorks and Draftsight/AutoCAD.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, processes, and procedures and within the mechanical engineering field.
  • Experience with the design of complex assemblies and parts (plastic part design, electro-mechanical systems, Machined and Sheet metal parts, cable assemblies, etc.). Electro-Mechanical enclosure design, hand-held product design, and/or industrial/rugged equipment design preferred.
  • Ability to analyse data, recommend or implement appropriate action in response. Ability to work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong understanding of technical documentation requirements and practices to support processing of ECNs.  The ability to understand ECNs, specification sheets, and create/edit documents.
  • Must be a highly organized, self-managed individual who works independently with minimum supervision and the ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Decisive with the ability to manage multiple priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously while demonstrating a strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive and positive with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate across organizations to build effective working relationships.
  • Practical experience in a Lean manufacturing environment desired

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

EVIDENT is passionate about the solutions it creates for the life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world. Today, EVIDENT’s solutions range from industrial microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing technology and x-ray analyzers. These products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment and natural resources, EVIDENT’s technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of industrial infrastructure and facilities. For more information, Click Here.

It is the policy of EVIDENT to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston