Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Product Engineer I (Mechanical)

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As a Product Engineer I at Solta Medical, the successful candidate will help create our next generation of world-leading energy-based aesthetic products. S/He will conceive, design, and bring into production products that define the industry. As a member of Solta’s technical staff, the Product Engineer I is expected to assist with innovative technical solutions using his/her knowledge and experience of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, specifically a variety of heating and cooling systems, electromechanical assemblies, control mechanisms, and the materials/processes specific to our industry.

The successful candidate will implement product designs for performance, innovation, reliability, and cost. S/He will not only conceptualize solutions, but follow through with detailed CAD designs, prototyping, testing, supplier management, and documentation. S/He should have strong written and verbal communication skills and openness to working in a team environment.

Reports To: Mechanical Engineering Manager


Principle Responsibilities and Duties:
Note: The following are meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title.


  • Document and maintain legacy FPGA code and board designs.
  • Conduct failure mode, Safety, and Hazard analysis and document new and legacy device designs.
  • Assist Manufacturing and Service departments in reliability and failure analysis investigations and solutions.
  • Design sheet metal and plastic parts and assemblies, taking into account serviceability, manufacturability, cost, testability, modularity, packaging, usability, and aesthetics.
  • Engineer mobile platforms for directed energy aesthetic surgical systems that incorporated lasers, RF power generators, vacuum
  • Work with Sr. Engineers and Project Managers to align engineering design tasks with project schedules, to provide transparency regarding progress, and to proactively identify schedule constraints.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct verification and validation testing in accordance with applicable international standards. 

  • Work Environment:
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some light machining and prototyping activities will involve moderate noise levels (i.e. power drill) and moderate dust or debris exposure.
  • Safety:
    Solta Medical is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We expect that all employees will perform their responsibilities while maintaining a safe, cooperative, and productive work environment, thus ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others.



  • BSEE/BSME or equivalent technical degree required. One to two years of experience in engineering is desirable.
  • Knowledge of plastic injection molding (single/multiple shot, over/insert molding, IMD, etc.), sheet metal (forming, cutting, plating, joining), materials (polymers, elastomers, ceramics, glass, metals), PCA fabrication, EMI/EMC, and cable design.
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD software, preferably Pro/Engineer (advanced surfacing, sheet metal, assembly) and related PDM systems
  • Ability to focus on and achieve scheduled milestones, including contingency planning.
  • Strong team-work and communication skills.
  • Ability to present findings and conduct design reviews in cross-functional team meetings.
  • A drive to get the job done in the face of obstacles and time constraints, and a willingness to jump in wherever needed.
  • Competent using office software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem definition, data collection and analysis, generating solid conclusions and recommendations.
  • Candidate must have some experience with system-level electrical design and integration, design for EMC and signal integrity, and RF immunity.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in design best practice.General knowledge of working within ESD environments required.

Language and Verbal Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, specifications, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers. Ability to clearly and concisely convey project accomplishments, obstacles, issues, and project status to project team members.

Math Skills:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, process capabilities and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations and interpret project results/data.

Analytical and Reading Skills:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to read technical and clinical literature and documents and extract important concepts

Physical Requirements:
May be required to perform lifting tasks of up to 30 pounds for short durations. Duties of this job may involve standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Duties also involve daily keyboard data entry. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision


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