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Sr Principal Eng, Mechanical

Req # JR - 025920 Location Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Job Category Research and Development Date posted 08/25/2020

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Job Summary
• Job Title – Principal Engineer, Material Science
• Location – Whitefield, Bangalore
• Shift – General

Job Responsibilities

·As the mechanical team lead: oversees and coordinates mechanical engineering and design activities on global projects for the local site to meet committed schedule milestones. Ensures technical accuracy, consistency, and quality of the team output, and compliance with quality system requirements. Assigns project work in coordination with head of engineering, and oversees daily activities. Ensures adherence to design control procedures, technical and design reviews are conducted, general safety rules, company policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and FDA regulations.

·As mechanical discipline lead on assigned projects: defines the required mechanical tasks, test plans, deliverables, and technical direction and provides input to schedule. Manages all mechanical project technical work, and effectively communicates to all project team members and stakeholders.

·Ensures successful integration of mechanical design elements into the overall system. Resolves competing constraints between interrelated functions (engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, etc.) required to complete the engineering and design tasks.

·As individual contributor on assigned projects: creates and maintains design documentation that includes requirements and specifications, engineering reports, and clear, complete, and accurate detailed drawings for engineering and manufacturing purposes, including dimensioned layouts with special fits and tolerances. Performs in-depth analyses and calculations including structural, tolerance, load and fatigue life, thermal and heat transfer to ensure consistent performance. Defines protocols and conducts the necessary testing required to verify and validate the design(s).

·Leads troubleshooting and problem-solving efforts related to mechanical aspects of the products associated with field performance and manufacturing.


·Team lead or supervisor experience.

·A graduate or a post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10+ years related experience.

·Created designs that have been brought to market. Should have gone through full product life cycle from concept to post markethandling.

·Proficiency with MS Office and other office productivity tools.

·Clear and effective communication (written and oral) and presentation skills.

·A demonstrated track record in electromechanical hardware development, preferably medical devices or other highly regulated product domain such as aircraft/automotive/defenseindustries.

·Experience with electromechanical medical devices following IEC 60601, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 strongly preferred.

·A proven track record of effectiveness in a fast-pacedenvironment.

·Knowledge and experience using CAD systems for mechanical design and analysis (Solidworkspreferred).

·Proven ability to create results within budget, timeline, and product/projectdeliverables.


  • Supervising a technical team.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of SolidWorks 3D design software, and additionally good ProE/Creo familiarity preferred.
  • Solid computer skills: email, documentation and collaboration tools: e.g. WebEx, Teams, Microsoft Office products, etc.
  • Self-directed, resourceful, and able to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong organization, attention to detail, and documentation skills.
  • Expert in managing project work and providing technical leadership.
  • Very adept at grasping and solving complex problems.
  • Expert knowledge of mechanical part manufacturing processes including injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, casting and machining.
  • Strong knowledge of design processes including DFM and DFA.
  • Excellent knowledge of good engineering drawing practices supported by a strong understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Good knowledge & experience with analysis methods and tools like FEA.
  • Ability to objectively identify technical solutions, and make sound design and drafting decisions.
  • Able to effectively transition products to manufacturing and ensure robust products and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to identify risks in design, programs & come up with mitigation plan.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

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