Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer

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Location: Irvine, CA US
Job Category: Engineering
Position Description
Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer

As a Sr. Principal Manufacturing Engineer, you will be a key technical contributor in a complex environment of engineering projects working on industry leading technology. In this role you will serve as an expert in mechanical and electromechanical assembly, process optimization, plastics processing, and automation.

We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid to push the status quo, can work well with cross-functional teams, successfully drive a concept into a prototype and mentor and share expertise with colleagues.

In particular you can expect to:

  • Participate and support  in projects involving design transfer and process development.
  • Work with R&D, Technology, Quality Systems to assess current and future production.
  • Establish strategy and process to assess obsolescence products, process and systems.
  • Identify data requirements, often beyond the standard, and collects all relevant data needed to analyze a complex problem, situation or issue.
  • Identify and drive cost saving opportunities within the factory.
  • Lead, collaborate with, and educate others on technical issues.
  • Apply hypotheses and an understanding of cause and effect when analyzing a complex process, situation or issue or discerning data patterns.
  • Work with internal/external customers and all relevant parties to deliver services.
  • Identify advanced implications/conclusions from the logical analysis of a complex situation or issue.
  • Monitor or calibrate automated systems, industrial control systems, or system components to maximize efficiency of production.
  • Apply comprehensive understanding of concepts within own technical areas to design relatively advanced solutions; demonstrates understanding of key business drivers.
  • Track internal trends and suggests process improvements based on observations.
  • Question current methods while evaluating broad implications, to develop practical improvements; focuses on achieving goals rather than a fear of failure.
  • Approach issues from multiple perspectives and collaborates with internal/external customers in generating creative, effective and practical solutions.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Meaningfully impact the company’s short-term and long-term success
  • Work closely with leadership across the organization
  • Grow your role as you see fit
  • Learn everything there is to know about respiratory medical device manufacturing
  • Create an inspiring workplace

To be successful, you will need:

  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience required; medical device manufacturing.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles and its application in solving complex problems.
  • Worked on design transfer, process development, quality systems and sustain engineering
  • Must have an excellent knowledge of physics, digital systems design, manufacturing processes, and circuit analysis.
  • Uses advanced analysis tools and methods to solve complex technical problems.
  • Good teamwork and communication skills while working with cross-functional team members.
  • Has depth and breadth of experience in capital equipment medical devices; integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  MS degree preferred. BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with proven experience is acceptable.

Some Logistics: 

  • Location:  The current office is based in Yorba Linda, CA, however we will be moving to the Irvine, CA area
  • Travel:  25-50% (including International)

Irvine, CA

Full time
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