Mechanical Engineer- Design

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Careers | 0 comments

The Company

The Ventilator Project, a new non-profit startup located at MassRobotics in the Seaport district of Boston, is on a mission to construct a low-cost, universally accessible ventilator that can save the lives of Covid-19 and other patients of respiratory illnesses worldwide. Two robotics entrepreneurs, Tyler Mantel, Founder of Watertower Robotics, and Alex Frost, founder of Florabot, teamed up to directly address the biggest problems with ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic: the cost of ventilators, which can be upwards of $40,000 apiece, and the lack of parts to build them given the bottlenecks in the supply chain for medical grade parts. The Ventilator Project’s mission is thus to rapidly prototype, build and ship ventilators built from readily available parts at a fraction of the price ($5,000).


  • Custom component design 
  • System packaging and hardware integration
  • Component and subsystem requirements definition
  • Curation of Design Failure Mode Effects Analyses (DFMEA) and other design-based supporting documentation
  • Technical drawing generation

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/ibGzD