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UnitedHealth Group

Mechanical Design Engineer - Onsite - Mesa, AZ


Applications Engineer


Mesa, Arizona, United States

Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Engineer, Optum Rx Home Delivery, will be supporting the many aspects of the automated/semi-automated mail-order pharmacy fulfillment operations, and projects, with emphasis in mechanical /mechatronics focused projects such as: Production equipment research, development, enhancement, and optimization
  • This includes mechanical designs, drawing creations, documentation creation, automation and motion controls implementation, prototyping and testing, pharmacy automation technologies research/feasibility assessment, and integration of production equipment and processes. We are seeking candidates who have a understanding of interfacing systems such as network, communication protocols, programing
  • The person in this role will provide technical and execution of development, and testing activities. This includes working with automated equipment and automation components such as: PCs, Programable Logic Controllers, Input/output automation devices, pneumatics components, conveyors, and robotics

This position will be located onsite at the Phoenix/Mesa, AZ facilities and require national travel

Job Functions:

  • Work closely with vendors and cross-functional teams to effectively define, develop, refine/enhance production equipment and processes. This includes integrating various production equipment and process to existing
  • Effectively interact/interface with vendors, contractors, and internal team members/management to manage work plans, and deliverables to achieve engineering objectives
  • Research, test, validate, implement new technologies
  • Create technical specifications and fabrication drawings, create various reports and pertinent documentation for new and existing production equipment and processes
  • Work hands-on, and possess problem solving skills in a highly automated environment to troubleshoot, improve performance and reliability of equipment and entire system
  • Design and fabricate prototype and production parts/components for functional testing/concept validation/prove-outs/enhancements and implementation utilizing tools such as: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, 3D Printing/Rapid prototyping

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in industrial design using Solidworks
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial design using AutoCAD
  • Experience working under pressure and working with a team in developing improved work processes
  • Experience with all phases of the design process, including design strategy, concept development and manufacturing execution
  • Fully proficient project designer that creates mechanical designs for assemblies, subassemblies, or systems configuration using Solidworks
  • Ability to drive the design development process and complete the design independently
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with control logic such as Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Software PLC, HMI, RSLogic500/5000, and Studio 5000
  • Experience with Beckhoff PLC

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.