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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer


About the role:

Elemental Machines is looking for a full time Mechanical Engineer to join our devices team in the development of industry leading IoT devices and sensors.  In this role you will use modern engineering tools to create mechanical concepts for housings and packaging.  There is a heavy emphasis on injection molded plastics.  The mechanical engineer works closely with Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Operations and Quality to deliver designs to a high volume manufacturing environment.


  • Mechanical design for all Elemental Machines hardware products, including plastic housings and top level assemblies.  Design activities will apply to both existing products and those that are still in development.
  • Modeling of designs using Solidworks
  • Thermal analysis
  • Documentation of completed assemblies
  • 3D printing of models and maintenance of 3D printer
  • Design of packaging solutions, selecting and collaborating with packaging vendors
  • Design and documentation of test equipment and custom assembly fixtures using CAD as necessary, in coordination with Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Operations
  • Interfacing with plastics vendors
  • Specification and maintenance of all mechanical components
  • Development of cable assemblies, in coordination with Electrical Engineering
  • Participate in project meetings with contract manufacturers as needed
  • Support the generation of compliance documentation


  • 3+ years of experience as a mechanical engineer, with a history of working with injection molded plastics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Intermediate working knowledge of 3D modeling software, Solidworks preferred
  • Intermediate working Knowledge of 3D printing methods and techniques
  • Experience working in a quality management system such as ISO9001
  • Experience in moving products from development to production
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About us:

Today’s research, clinical, and quality control labs are expected to discover and produce at a pace once considered unimaginable. Now, to lead is to be led by data. The Elemental Machines platform elevates LabOps teams to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery by simplifying the connection between physical and digital worlds. The result is a lab united by a universal cloud-connected dashboard and operations, informed by monitoring of every asset and environment, both in real-time and over time.  Why? The standards established by operations determine the pace of output and discovery organization-wide.

The Culture:

Elemental Machines is a startup company based in Cambridge, MA, and we love it here! Being right next to some of the most innovative companies in the IoT and BioTech industries gives us drive and passion to pursue our own big goals, while enabling other companies to pursue theirs. 

We are committed to delivering on our promise to our customers: accelerate how they get science done. This commitment touches every level of our culture, because we are excited every day to stretch our creativity in balancing the needs of our customers with the resources at our disposal, and to thoughtfully interact with our peers to keep our mission on track.


Excellence in LabOps is a connection away.

What do we do?

We elevate LabOps teams to lead data-driven discovery, development, and delivery.

How do we do it?

We simplify the connection between the physical and digital worlds.

Why do we do it?

Optimizing the operations of research, clinical, and quality control labs has an exponential impact.


To Apply:

Please send your cover letter & resume to and be sure to put the job title you are applying for in the subject line. 

 Also, please answer the following two questions in your email:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  2. Will you now, or in the future, require sponsorship for Employment VISA Status (e.g. - H-1B VISA Status)?








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