Mechanical Designer/Drafter
Austin, TX 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Together, we can beat cancer.

At Varian, we bring together the world's best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions. If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you.


Imagine a world without fear of cancer. We do, every day. We innovate new technologies for treating cancer and for connecting clinical teams to advance patient outcomes. Through ingenuity we inspire new victories and empower people in the fight against cancer. We are Varian.
Varian is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. Through our partnerships with physicians, scientists, researchers, and others around the world, we offer the most advanced and cost-effective treatment technologies available.
When you join Varian, you become part of a global network of over 6,500 innovative and inspired minds working together as One Varian to save lives and provide hope.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, our unique values and cultural beliefs create a fulfilling work environment you won't find elsewhere. We are united by our goals to inspire people and beat cancer. We hold each other accountable and engage at work, to do well by doing the right thing.

Learn more about the impact you can make when you join us:

Together, we are greater than cancer.
  • Work with engineers to understand design parameters research design solution and assist with the selection of materials and components.
  • Use SolidWorks software to refine designs and create virtual models of products
  • Collaborate with a team of manufacturing professionals and engineers to evaluate product prototypes to determine production feasibility and costs
  • Day to day activities will vary based on the project and phase of the project but will mostly be focused on creating new designs and altering existing designs. The Designer may be expected to interface with internal engineers, people from manufacturing, project managers, and various others involved in the release process. As a medical device company, training on our processes and detailed documentation will be part of the normal process.
  • Responsibilities include ordering of prototype components, tracking shipments, and inspection activities.
  • Utilize SolidWorks to create and modify complex and detailed models, assemblies, and drawings of new or modified designs from sketches, layouts or notes provided by engineering. Contributes design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Checks drawings versus the project input for correctness and conformance to standards. Works with engineers regarding model accuracy, design, drafting standards and ECN/ECR documentation. May work with system management including file maintenance, backup, and storage. Assists in preparation and incorporation of ECOs. May select materials and parts based on data and specifications. Creates parts lists for assemblies. Prepares less complex preliminary designs and layouts.
  • Designer/Drafters can expect to be given a portion of a design to implement. Working with engineers the Designer will then be expected to be involved in examining the problem, performing the design work as necessary, and document the design. In some cases, this will involve just updating the models and prints.

Job Skills & Qualifications

  • Robust SolidWorks (a minimum of 5 years recent experience) skills including the production of models, assemblies, and detailed drawings including familiarity with ANSI Y-14 and GD&T drafting standards. Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, document control, and CAD vaulting software desired.
  • An analytical thinker who is energized by solving problems through design who can easily adapt to a team approach. Must be able to work with minimum of supervision and be able to complete multiple mechanical design tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Typical Education and Experience: Associates Degree in industrial design or equivalent and/or 5 - 7 years of related experience.
  • Experience with designing and documenting electromechanical designs including plumbing fittings, hardware, electrical components, wire harnesses, sheet metal, injection molding, and packaging. Good Design for Manufacturing (DFM) skills are critical.


Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.

We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.


EEO Policy: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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