Mechanical Design Engineer III

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: US-MO-St Louis, Missouri, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees  and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 


The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer acts as design lead for one or more core technologies or product revenue streams. Performs comprehensive mechanical design tasks as a lead contributor and/or core team member for new product development. Generates design concepts for new products based on marketing inputs.


  • Creates 3D Solid Works models and 2D prototype drawings for parts and assemblies. 
  • Optimizes performance of products using engineering methods and software tools. 
  • Evaluates new prototypes against performance criteria and solicits feedback from marketing product managers. 
  • Attends surgical procedures and communicates with clinical advisors to acquire customer feedback for new products. 
  • Writes test protocols, performs experiments, and authors reports to support new product verification efforts. 
  • Participates in validation of new products and documents results.  
  • Reviews and approves design changes and verification plans for released products and procedural packs. 
  • Performs comprehensive engineering activities to support new product development projects. 
  • Authors and owns the design history files and many risk management documents necessary to release new products. 
  • Advises on project timelines and works to meet or exceed those dates. 
  • Acts as primary liaison with external manufacturing and design partners to ensure projects are executed to the highest standards and stay on time. 
  • May provide consulting support for product improvement and maintenance of business projects.


Required Education:  BS in Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Education: MS in Mechanical Engineering or other Advanced Technical/Scientific Degree.


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to create mechanical designs using Solid Works, Autodesk Inventor, or equivalent software, and to interpret and create engineering drawings, specifications, reports, and other engineering or manufacturing documentation.
  • Medical Device Design experience is highly preferred for this role
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, devices, and materials especially in the area of instruments and tools.
  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing methods. 
  • Expertise in mechanical design and tolerance analysis. 
  • Expertise with sensors, instrumentation, and test equipment/software. 
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems. 
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office tools, analytical tools, project management tools, ERP systems. 


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

Electro-mechanical, medical equipment design. Micro-mechanical component fabrication process selection/development. Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis (CFD). Medical device design control and risk management expertise. Design for injection molding of small parts. Experience in operating rooms & interaction with surgeons and other medical staff.


Required Experience:

BS with Minimum of 5 years of experience, MS/PhD with a minimum 3 years of experience involving medical device development per ISO 13485 and CFR 821. 


Alternatively, will consider BS + 5 or more years of new product development experience involving mechanical/electro-mechanical equipment for consumer, military, or industrial applications.


Preferred Experience: 

  • 7 or more years of progressive product development design experience involving design of small mechanical medical devices or accessories.
  • History of applied technical expertise involving pneumatics, hydraulics, vibrations/acoustics, and/or machine development.
  • Extensive design of products fabricated using diverse manufacturing processes including milling, turning, EDM, laser welding/cutting, injection molding, ultrasonic welding, surface coatings, heat treatments, chemical treatments, tube forming, adhesive bonding, and automated assembly.
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma, QFD, and DFM tools.
  • Demonstrated history of innovation demonstrated by patents and successful product introductions.





This position may be available in the following location(s): US - St. Louis (Tree Court)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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