Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Careers | 0 comments

The Company

The Ventilator Project is a new non-profit startup located at MassRobotics in the Seaport district of Boston. Our mission to construct a low-cost, universally accessible ventilator that can save the lives of Covid-19 patients experiencing respiratory illnesses worldwide. Current ventilators can cost upwards of $40,000. Our goal is to rapidly prototype, build & ship ventilators built from readily available parts for a fraction of this price, providing hospitals & patients with a cheaper alternative. Everyone deserves a chance to fight COVID19, fight with us.  

DISCLOSURE: Current on-site volunteers are working in an isolated office setting while practicing safe social distancing practices. We have gloves and masks readily available, and the office space is professionally cleaned several times throughout the week.


  • Application of design-for-manufacturability (DFM) considerations to custom components (e.g. making a 3D printed prototype part injection-moldable for manufacture)
  • Collaboration with Supply Chain and Manufacturing (SCM) division to source off-the-shelf components to meet outlined specifications
  • Assessment of process and component lead times
  • Creation and maintenance of Bills of Materials
  • Development and input into manufacturing guides/manuals (alongside SCM)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or working towards Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical discipline from an accredited institution
  • Initiative, intellectual flexibility and ability to learn on the fly
  • Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software and communicating design intent through technical drawings and documentation

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y14.5
  • Experience with computational analytical techniques (FEA, CFD)
  • Topical understanding of control theory, including PID tuning
  • Familiarity with a range of manufacturing techniques and the constraints they place on component and assembly design, including but not limited to sheet metal forming, injection molding, thermoforming, CNC milling and additive manufacturing
  • Experience in medical device design/development
  • Previous work experience in start-up companies/environments

Please apply here: https://k7y.pl/s/UcMRY