Basic Information

Job Category: Engineering

Location: Hawthorne, New York, United States

Date published: 25-Jul-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

Junior Mechanical Engineer

We are currently seeking a Junior Mechanical Engineer to join our team in our Hawthorne, NY 10532 location. 

Who We Are:
Founded in 2014, Clarapath’s mission is to transform the laboratory space and advance how hospitals provide laboratory care. Our company is strategically backed by one of the largest hospitals in the country, as well as visionary pharmaceutical and academic leaders. In collaboration with our partners, we hope to provide the next generation of patients with better care, as well as enable life-saving drugs for future generations.

From our fully-automated, precision sectioning technology to world-class imaging and analysis expertise, our team represents the future of digital pathology. We offer challenging opportunities to join a uniquely innovative company that straddles the worlds of medical devices, robotics, industrial automation, and technology. To learn more about us, please visit us at

About the Role:
The Mechanical Engineer will be taking part in the robotic and automation design process as part of a tight knit development team. This role will be designing and selecting parts for the instrument as well as designing test fixtures for development, providing continuous feedback on the development process and accepting feedback. The Mechanical Engineer will be working with a cross-disciplinary team and will be exposed to supporting electrical and software tasks. As we ramp up production, the role will be expected to fully support production and client services as part of the concept to production process. We are a rapidly growing business with the opportunity for the right candidate to continue advancing their role and responsibilities as the company grows.

What you’ll do:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
Designing precision motion stages and components, electromechanical system parts and assemblies in CAD environment
Generating drawings for parts and assemblies
Documentation as per FDA and Company SOP requirements
Modeling and simulation of design components, such as dynamic system modeling, kinematic modeling, structural, and thermal analysis
Design for Manufacturing and performing Engineering Change Notices to improve manufacturability and quality
Building precision assemblies, wire harnesses and program automated functionalities
Finding and managing vendors for prototyping and production
Creating test fixtures, including instrumenting with data acquisition systems and programming
Support production for method sheet creation, tooling, and process qualification

Our Perfect Candidate
Education and Experience:
BSc. in Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent area
Proficiency in SolidWorks and design for manufacturing
Exposure to software such as Python, MATLAB, C++, HTML 
Design experience in precision automation
Competency in designing large electromechanical system components
Proven design record

Other Experiences and Knowledge:
Involvement in automation related extracurricular activities, such as, First Robotics
Additive manufacturing, such as 3D printing
Knowledge of CNC machining, sheet-metal and other manufacturing methods.

Required Abilities and Skills:
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Time management skills to prioritize and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Flexibility to work in a changing and fast paced environment
Drive, determination and ability to hit aggressive milestones/deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Proficiency with 3D CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)

Company Offers:
Competitive salary will be commensurate with experience and education
Comprehensive benefits package available: (healthcare, vision, dental and life insurances; 401k; PTO and holidays)
A collaborative and diverse work environment where our teams thrive on solving complex challenges.
Ability to file IP with the company
Connections with world class researchers and their laboratories
Collaboration with strategic leaders in healthcare and pharmaceutical world
A mission driven organization where every team member will be responsible for changing the standards of delivering healthcare

Clarapath is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. Clarapath only accepts resumes from approved agencies that have a valid executed Non-Exclusive Master Staffing Agency Agreement with our company. Clarapath is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.