Lead Pneumatics Mechanical Systems Engineer for RespiraWorks Project
PROJECT SUMMARY We are designing a ventilator that has little mechanical complexity and is heavily dependent on software and controls. This design will simplify assembly and manufacturing, while a global volunteer workforce develops high quality software that is easy to reproduce and transmit.
VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES In this role, you will lead the design of the pneumatic system and related interfaces (hardware & software) for a medical ventilator. You will be involved with improving the current design as well as developing design changes to incorporate features/functionality to meet the overall ventilator requirements.
REQUIREMENTS Degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering or Electrical Systems Engineering Experience in designing pneumatic systems, pneumatic control systems, system integration & fluids engineering Previous work with pneumatic systems for medical devices is a plus but not required
SKILLS Pneumatics, Integration Engineering, Fluids
TIME REQUIREMENT 10 hours per week
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Helpful Engineering, London, London 533425, GB
Helpful Engineering is an international, open source community incubator focused on mobilizing people to help solve the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical issues. With thousands of volunteers worldwide, we support projects through innovations in engineering, community resources, software, and manufacturing.
Helpful Engineering is a 3,400 strong volunteer-run nonprofit incubator organization, with engineers, scientists, and doctors around the world dedicated to helping the world address the COVID-19 pandemic. Relying on the resourcefulness and grit of our members, we work to design innovative ways to fight the virus that causes this disease. We have partnered with medical professionals to know what would help them the most in this crisis, rapidly trying to design and arrange the production of pragmatic devices to move life-saving air, extend existing tools, or organize volunteers on the ground to bolster medical workers. The need is critical. Important but complex rules usually make these products unavailable, if unburdened, we can make them available now.