Mechanical Engineer


MicroGEM is moving molecular techniques out of conventional, highly skilled laboratories to non-laboratory settings where they can be used at point-of-need to solve complex biological problems. The company’s innovative enzymatic approach to nucleic acid extraction provides the foundation for rapid sample preparation, representing the next generation of rapid, point-of-need solutions to address global health, safety, and environmental concerns.

We are experiencing rapid growth and have an immediate need for a mechanical engineer to handle a broad scope of challenges, from design concept, testing/ characterization, and manufacturing support and process controls.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design/Build testing rigs to characterize product function.
  • Develop and use a range of metrology equipment to assess incoming parts and assemblies for function.
  • Drafting and maintenance of product design/assembly documents (CAD, change history, etc.)
  • Implement design changes of existing products for manufacturability
  • Process Engineering/Production support and troubleshooting product issues
  • Tracking and closing out manufacturing issues.
  • Collaborate with science team to develop verification tests on product changes
  • Interface with quality team to contain and correct non-conforming parts and assemblies

Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience as a manufacturing engineer preferred
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Solidworks
  • Experience with mechanical design and drawings
  • Experience designing machine parts
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability and Desire to expand role as needed to get results
  • Self-motivated individual that does not require extensive oversight

Preferred Skills and Background

  • Injection Molding experience
  • Solidworks CAD experience
  • Medical or MicroFluidic device interest/knowledge
  • Experience in a fast-paced production environment


Devices & Instrumentation

Job Type



  • Medical
  • dental
  • vision and 401(k) plans
  • PTO


Charlottesville, VA
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