Product Design/Development Engineer position at miniPCR

About miniPCR
Our mission at miniPCR is to foster a scientifically literate society. We create new markets by designing top quality hardware that is easy-to-use, portable and affordable. We broaden the reach of DNA analysis and other technologies to scientists, educators and the DNA curious.

Product Design/Development Engineer
We are looking for a candidate with at least 3 years of experience designing hardware products and taking them all the way through manufacturing to join miniPCR in Allston, MA. The position offers the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects including design and development of new products, changes and updates to current products, investigations of quality or manufacturing issues, and vetting new technologies for design and manufacturing. You will get to work on miniPCRs expanding product portfolio including DNA amplification instruments, and will deal with a variety of technologies to create test systems that are safe, reliable and intuitive.


• Take designs from initial concept to production
• Define requirements, develop concepts and detailed designs
• Generates BOM, fabrication and assembly drawings for manufacturing
• Defines test plans to validate product specifications
• Identify manufacturing materials and processes for all components, and modify design to accommodate the relevant manufacturing requirements
• Work with the manufacturing partners throughout the design process to ensure a smooth transition into production
• Collaborate with electrical engineers to ensure proper electro-mechanical integration
• Develop manufacturable solutions while maintaining usability and aesthetic requirements


• B.S.or M.S in Mechanical Engineering or related field
• 2+ years experience with product development (consulting environment preferred)
• Demonstrated proficiency with CAD
• Knowledge of surface modeling techniques
• Track record of integrating electronics in mechanical assemblies

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