Mechanical Engineer I

Location: Parsippany, NJ


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:

As a Mechanical Engineer I on our Resuscitation R&D team, you will design parts, assemblies, and enclosures for new and revised Ventilator and Aspirator products. You will also collaborate with a cross-functional team of engineers and scientists in support of flow/pneumatics, shock/vibration control, ingress protection, EMI isolation, and thermal management per defined product goals.  The team member is also expected to apply good design practices, procedures, and design criteria in the development of assemblies, subsystems and fixtures.  

Essential Functions:

  • Layout and develop new product designs.  Complete engineering mechanics analysis, thermal/flow analysis, and tolerance analysis.

  • Complete design refinement to support Design for Manufacture and Assembly objectives.

  • Create detailed design documentation of new and revised products including part drawings, assembly documents, Bills of Materials, and purchasing specifications.

  • Create Engineering Change Orders to enable control and release of designs to production under the ZOLL Quality System.  

  • Support document preparation for test and regulatory submission of new/existing designs.  

  • Support development of risk assessments and FMEA for creation of the design history file.

  • Lead and participate in technical design reviews for new or revised products and other projects as assigned.

  • Present new designs to suppliers and evaluate samples and prototypes for build and test.  

  • Conduct part, subsystem, and system verification and validation testing of new designs complete with supporting documentation.

  • Conduct design of experiments and laboratory testing of new and legacy products and document results.

  • Support management activity in preparation of schedule, budget and project reporting.

Skills Requirements:

  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of Mechanical engineering and product design experience.

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks including Design, Drawing and Simulation. CSWP preferred.

  • Working knowledge of drawing creation per ASME Y 14.5 2009.

  • Ability to design, document and analyze parts encountered in packaging embedded systems (such as molded plastic housings, sheet metal, gaskets, PCBs, LCDs, cables and labels).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal oversight, i.e. “self-motivated.”

  • Ability to work independently and with a non-co-located team.

  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of job-related skills.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and skill

  • Working knowledge of IEC 60601 is a plus.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience in the medical device industry is preferred.

  • Experience with pneumatic/compressor driven systems is a plus.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990