We are looking for an experienced mechanical engineer to join our Newton office team. This role will involve detailed design of mechanical as well as electromechanical systems of medical devices, instrumentation, consumer products, and automation/robotics. The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years of proven experience and track record of creative problem solving in developing ground up designs.

Smithwise is a product development firm with offices in Newton, MA and Philadelphia, PA.  We work with technology-driven companies to engineer and build electro-mechanical systems for medical, consumer, commercial and industrial applications.  Our projects range from handheld medical scanners to consumer robotics, health monitoring wearables, and surgical instruments.  We offer a creative work environment with passionate clients and interesting projects.  Following are the responsibilities and requirements for the position.



  • Mechanical Design
    Define mechanical architectures and design mechanical systems, including mechanism layouts, thermal management features, structural chases and housings.
  • DFMA
    Identify the appropriate manufacturing materials and processes for all components, and modify design to accommodate the relevant manufacturing requirements. Facilitate component design and assembly process reviews with the manufacturing partners throughout the design process to ensure a smooth transition into production.
  • Electronics Integration
    Define actuators, sensors, PCB outlines and other electromechanical elements; Collaborate with electrical engineers to ensure that electro-mechanical interfaces align properly.
  • Industrial Design Integration
    Work with industrial designers to develop manufacturable solutions while maintaining usability and aesthetic requirements; Design housings and other external components using surface modeling techniques.
  • CAD Development
    Drive CAD to design components and assemblies; Utilize master modeling, skeleton modeling and other advanced modeling techniques to provide top-down design continuity while ensuring multi-operator collaboration.
  • Breadboarding & Prototyping
    Develop breadboards to demonstrate and evaluate high risk areas of new products; Develop prototypes to evaluate system-level models of full product designs; Select materials and fabrication processes as appropriate for design requirements; Facilitate debug and optimization through shop work and testing.


  • 2-3 Years of hands-on product development (consulting environment preferred)
  • Mechanical design expertise – mechanism development, DFMA, CAD (Solidworks)
  • Electronics integration expertise – motors, encoders, PCBs
  •  Verification expertise – prototype testing and documentation
  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering discipline


  • Competitive Salary
  • 60% Company Paid Health Insurance (Blue-Cross Blue Shield)
  •  50% Company Paid Dental Insurance
  •  Simple IRA with 1:1 employer match up to 3% of salary
  •  Short & Long-term Disability Policy


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Engineering and design role applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio in addition to a resume.  Portfolios enable our team to understand experience level, skillsets, and design process.  Feel free to provide your portfolio as a link in your cover letter or a combined file with your resume.  Thank you for your time and interest in Smithwise!