Sr. Design & Manufacturing Engineer Position Summary

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@cryoport.com. Make sure to include the job title of the position you are interested in the subject line of your email. 

Job Title: Sr. Design & Manufacturing Engineer
Job Category: Staff
Department/Group: Technology
Reports To: Chief Technology Officer
Travel Required: Up to 15%

Roles and Responsibilities 
At a high level, the Sr. Design and Manufacturing Engineer contributes to the long-range direction of Cryoport’s overall technology function. Monitors and analyzes technology and trends that could improve the company's products and performance. Helps to establish technology standards and communicates technical information to the organization. Reports to Chief Technology Officer. Executes multiple high impact initiatives to achieve overall corporate goals.

More specifically this position will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to the following: Primary and Secondary Cryogenic packaging design and manufacturing used in the logistics cold chain for life sciences; Sustaining Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering, Validation and test plan development.

This position will call on all mechanical engineering skills including knowledge of physics, industrial design, mechanics, electronics, systems, materials engineering, and thermodynamics.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing market project requirements based on sales and customer input and after approval pursing these projects
  • Developing budgets, timescales and specifications with clients and managers to meet marketing and sales goals
  • Liaising with suppliers for optimum relationships and results
  • Problem solving
  • Undertaking relevant research for advancing company
  • Producing and implementing designs and test procedures
  • Measuring performance of mechanical components, devices and engines
  • Testing, evaluating, modifying and re-testing products
  • Writing reports and documentation
  • Providing technical advice
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Some field engineering
  • Client education
  • Designing new products
  • Sustaining existing products with engineering support and design modifications
  • Creating facility layouts and implementing the plans

Qualifications/Experience and Education Requirements:

Experience

  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in the following: Packaging design including electronics, Heat transfer experience, Materials engineering, industrial design, DFM/DFA, Solid modeling using Autodesk Inventor or equivalent parametric modeling software.
  • Manufacturing engineering including manufacturing and assembly process development and documentation
  • Lean six sigma background preferred.
  • Management and leadership abilities supplementing technical qualifications.

Education

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering with strong understanding of physics 

Special Knowledge/Skills Required

  • MS Office with proficiency in Excel and Access
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mission driven
  • Ability and discipline to formulate projects and, after approved, take them to finality
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Ability and discipline to document thoroughly
  • Individual commitment to the corporate endeavor

What our clients are saying

“I contacted Cryoport to transport stem cells from Denver, Colorado, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the service provided was excellent. It was a hassle-free transport. I was especially impressed with the continuous communication throughout the transport and particularly appreciated the fact that not only did my shipment arrive in good condition, but Cryoport also made all of the arrangements for the return of the shipper so that I didn’t have to. Our facility will definitely use Cryoport’s service in the future and would recommend it to others.”
Stem Cell Transplant Coordinator – Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport does an amazing job of handling the shipping and logistics for transporting cryopreserved materials. We have switched to them for all of our exports.”
Bioengineering Core Employee – Cryoport Customer
“As a customer I'm very pleased with the service I received from Cryoport. Cryoport’s team always answered my questions, provided help in a professional manner and were extremely attentive.”
Cryoport Customer
“Had I known how great Cryoport’s dry vapor shipper and logistics system worked, we would have used Cryoport for all our previous shipments to the U.S. In the past we have used dry ice and several times we lost valuable cells because our shipments would sit in customs forever and the dry ice would evaporate. Cryoport eliminated that concern altogether. I will certainly be utilizing Cryoport’s services for future shipments.”
Principal Investigator – Cryoport Customer
“By using Cryoport I experienced much less stress as my shipment went through customs!”
Principal Investigator – Cryoport Customer
“I called Cryoport after hours for information about a shipment I needed to schedule and received absolutely outstanding customer service. Cryoport provided me with a lot of helpful information and great advice. It's rare and refreshing to receive such great service.”
Cryoport Customer
“Not only did my cells arrive safely, Cryoport’s service was professional and efficient. I highly recommend Cryoport.” 
Hematologist – Cryoport Customer

“Working with Cryoport was a truly remarkable difference compared to my experience with other shippers. With the previous shipping company I was working with, it took almost three months to establish a ‘deep frozen account’ and required numerous hoop-jumping shenanigans only to ultimately be informed that the company could not arrange a shipment to or from Israel, which they were informed from the start was our desired shipping source.

Our sales rep at this organization was as dumbfounded by our experience as we were. To his credit, after his company declined our business, he suggested I contact Cryoport. I have written thanking him for his suggestion and to let his ‘powers-that-be’ know how different my experiences were.”

Cryoport Biopharma Customer
“When compared to other shippers, I am highly satisfied with Cryoport’s pricing and service.”
Lab Manager – Cryoport Customer
“Our organization is more than impressed by our experience with Cryoport. We feel confident our material is being well-managed throughout transit. Cryoport provides extraordinary customer service and continuously they not only meet, but exceed our expectations. Late yesterday afternoon Cryoport worked tirelessly to coordinate a shipment to Japan and today seemed to effortlessly manage a late-day return. It is a pleasure working with Cryoport.”
Senior Supply Chain Analyst – Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport’s service is easy, straightforward and very convenient. We used to run into issues with transporting specimens to outside labs and Cryoport has eliminated this hurdle. Knowing Cryoport has it handled helps me sleep at night.”
Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology – Cryoport Customer
“I'd like to commend Cryoport for their fantastic service. Our collaborator was also similarly impressed and will be recommending Cryoport to her colleagues. In addition to the great service and quality product, Cryoport’s pricing is second to none. We look forward to working with Cryoport for all of our future temperature-sensitive shipments."
Lab Manager – Cryoport Customer

"I want to thank everyone at Cryoport who was involved in the rapid recovery of the missing Cryoport shipper containing a patient’s tumor tissue. By promptly locating the shipper and recharging it while in transit, the patient was able to receive the vaccine manufactured from this tissue on time. We are so very appreciative of Cryoport’s customer service. Without the services that Cryoport provides, our clinical trials would not be available to patients."

Director of Clinical Operations — Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport provides a reliable solution to ship temperature-sensitive biologics around the world. The Cryoport solution is easy for scientists to use. They respond quickly, have great customer service and anticipate problems. I am able to speak to someone 24/7 who is an expert on MY package. It is personal service focused on deep frozen life sciences. I consider Cryoport to be an extended member of my team.”
Product Operations Specialist – Cryoport Customer