• Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering

    Job Locations US-MA-Chelmsford
    Job ID
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.


    We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!  


    Job Summary:

    The Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering will work to coordinate task assignments of the mechanical engineering staff with the various development and sustaining projects within the R&D Department. Responsibilities include assignment tracking, technical direction, design reviews, performance reviews, and career development. The role will entail administrative tasks, as well, such as budget/expenditure planning and tracking, logistics support, vendor interaction, and departmental improvements. In addition to intradepartmental duties, there will be substantial interdepartmental support including Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Service, and Regulatory Affairs.


    • Manage a functional group of approximately 10 mechanical engineering staff of varying levels of experience & expertise. Some staff will be in remote locations, potentially international locations
    • Provide technical mentoring, assist in career development, coordinate training, track and administer time-off requests, and create and deliver performance reviews
    • Assist in project planning with project managers and Program Directors
    • Partner with multiple project managers and program directors and of Software, Electrical, and Design Quality groups to assess resource needs
    • Operate in a matrix managed structure. Manage the allocation of ME engineering staff across multiple projects of varying size, length and prioritization
    • Work with mechanical engineers to assess tasks and track progress
    • Manage the quality of the mechanical design deliverables across projects including the review of technical specifications, design documentation, and test reports that support mechanical designs
    • Develop and maintain best practices documentation and training for mechanical engineers
    • Conduct budget/expenditure planning and tracking, logistics support, and vendor interaction
    • Provide cross-functional interdepartmental support to include: Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Service, and Regulatory Affairs
    • Review manufacturing and customer issues to plan and help prioritize technical responses
    • Oversee mechanical engineering tool selection, implementation, maintenance, and training of engineers across development programs
    • Some travel, 10 to 15% will be required, including interacting with other corporate offices, customers, vendors, and test facilities


    • Evidence of progressive advancements in the field of mechanical engineering
    • Technical experience and expertise across the spectrum of mechanical engineering fabrication processes, including plastic injection molding, machining, sheet metal fabrication, wire harnesses assembly (discrete and flex wiring), and cable assembly overmolding
    • Experience in electro-mechanical assembly design using advanced CAD modeling tools (SolidWorks preferred), including tolerance and finite element analysis
    • Development experience in a regulated industry setting, including the ability to interpret and apply international safety and performance standards (e.g., IEC 60601-1)
    • Strong root cause and analysis skills
    • Strong process focus and experience
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage projects potentially impacted by change
    • Strong cross functional/cross disciplinary partnership behavior
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Comfortable with managing and communicating through ambiguity
    • Excellent organizational management and business acumen
    • Strong interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members.
    • Exhibits sound technical and business judgement
    • Demonstrates good decision-making skills across technical, business, and interpersonal situations


    Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field
    • Advanced engineering degree preferred
    • 10+ years in development of engineering electro-mechanical devices and enclosures for embedded devices in a highly regulated industry. Medical Device Industry highly preferred
    • 3+ years of leadership experience on a mechanical engineering team


    Other Duties:

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


    ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


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