Mechanical Engineer - Bozeman

$85,000 - $93,000 yearly
  • Mesa Laboratories
  • Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Nov 16, 2023
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Details



Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? At Mesa Labs we’re passionate about protecting the vulnerable by enabling scientific breakthroughs, ensuring product integrity, increasing patient and worker safety, and improving quality of life around the world.

The Mechanical Engineer that supports our SDC business has responsibility for the design, implementation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment used in the manufacture of medical devices. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Model personal Lean Philosophy 5S behaviors in creating a continuously improving, clean, well-organized and self-maintaining work environment. Work closely with team members and others to motivate and improve 5S knowledge and implementation.
  • Follow a continuous improvement approach for team accountability for achieving high performance SQDCM (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, & Morale) targets through a visual work environment.
  • Comply with company ethics, code of conduct, policies, and best practices, with a commitment to safety in the workplace, valuing of diversity, and promotion of a harassment-free environment.
  • Design and implementation of cost-effective equipment including modifications and repairs
  • Construction of prototype and production related parts/equipment using the in-house machine shop (lathes, milling machines, drill presses, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers, and customers.
  • Plan and design new production processes.
  • Using research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modeling and computer-aided-design.
  • Adopt and promote a high energy culture that stresses close communication and teamwork among all departments.
  • Works closely with maintenance department personnel.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for evaluating new equipment and best practices.
  • Maintain and update standard operating procedures as needed
  • Assist employees with work process issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field required
  • Proficient with CAD, preferably SolidWorks
  • Two or more years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience in a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industry preferred
  • Working knowledge of lathe & milling machine operation
  • CNC programming
  • Strong mechanical skills (e.g. automotive, engines, machinery)
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent data collection and analysis skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


The company offers a comprehensive benefits package and compensation for this position.  The package includes base salary, bonus, equity, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k/Match.

Salary Range for this position is $85,000 - $93,000. 

Mesa Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Mesa Labs prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.



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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)