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CIVCO Medical Instrument Co Inc Mechanical Designer in Coralville, Iowa



The Mechanical Designer will create designs and technical drawings and specifications for mechanical and electrical medical devices within the High-Level Disinfection and Men’s Health (HMH) Business Unit. Project work will include new product development, quality, and sustaining projects. The primary focus of this position will be on CAD documents, line extension projects, document improvements, and standardization. This position is non-exempt and is located at the Coralville, IA office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

Mechanical Design:

  • Designs, develops and maintains designs for products, tooling and processes primarily within existing product lines using Creo, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), and Windchill

  • Subject matter expert for Creo modeling practices, and technical drawing standards.

  • Establishes tolerancing schemes and performs tolerance loops for new, and evaluates current, designs.

  • Maintains the Creo, CAD and Windchill documents within the database for the HMH business products.

  • Maintains the product life management of parts, drawings, and specifications in a newly implemented, part centric PDM Windchill database.

  • Maintain standards for drawings to ASME Y14.5 and evaluate current and develop new part tolerancing.

  • Simulates operation and develops prototypes through 3D printing.

  • Designs, develops and maintains critical process elements, including equipment, tools, fixtures, controls, instruments, workstations, material handling, primarily within existing product lines.

Quality Assurance:

  • Generates and updates quality system (i.e. standard operating procedure and work instruction) and project related documentation as needed (i.e. qualification protocols/report, design history file documents, work orders, charters).

  • Understands and follows engineering related and overall company processes.

  • Understand and executes designs responsibilities within a regulated quality system such as ISO 13485.

Project Management:

  • Assists in the planning of projects.

  • Manages multiple small product development projects simultaneously under design engineer or project manager supervision.

  • Provides cross functional communication and information relating to project status.

  • Assists in the development of cost estimates for projects and products.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates design, documentation, materials management, and design for manufacturing skills.

  • Demonstrates troubleshooting abilities, good communication skills, and attention to detail.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools (including 3D modeling), PTC Creo Parametric and PTC Windchill.

  • Experience with manufacturing processes; including injection molding, machining, and mechanical assembly.

  • Regular, predictable attendance is required for the ability complete all work.

  • Requires face-to-face interaction with team members, peers, and management to complete work and provide support.

  • Ability to work more than 40 hours per week (overtime) if needed based on business demand.

  • Ability to demonstrate and promote CIVCO Values.

Education and Experience:

Minimum of a high school diploma or GED; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate’s Degree (A.S.) in science or related certificate from an accredited community college and/or technical institute is preferred. GDTP Y14.5 certification is a plus.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Dependent on project, work may be performed at the Coralville or Kalona facility, but primary location is in Coralville Iowa. Travel may be required to support projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)