Mechanical Engineer

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Position Type: Full-time


Carterra is a fast-growing life science bio-tech technology company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Carterra name is based on two core concepts: Cartography (mapping) and terra (worlds); literally meaning “mapping worlds.” This represents the Company’s exciting new high-speed, high-resolution label-free biosensor technology, which is being used by leading pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies to thoroughly explore new worlds in biotherapeutic drug discovery that were previously impossible to investigate. Our products allow researchers to identify potential targets early in the drug discovery process where risks and costs can be significantly mitigated.

Job Summary:

Here are Carterra, you will develop complex instrumentation used for measuring biomolecular interactions. This includes automated fluid / sample handling mechanisms, sample preparation and sample delivery mechanisms that consist of fluidic controls, motion controls, and thermal controls.

Carterra is looking for a high energy experienced Mechanical Engineer that has experience designing products for a research laboratory setting in the life sciences industry.  Carterra is a fast-paced company that needs someone who can move quickly towards engineering solutions.


  • Responsible for design of instrumentation components and integration, including mechanical motion systems, fluidics, thermal, user facing parts etc.
  • Work within the Carterra development process, conceptualize, think out of the box, design, test, and prepare for production.
  • Develop test plans to verify solutions, record results and present findings.
  • Work with vendors to ensure quality and design requirements are being met.
  • Support current products by making any needed design changes / updates.
  • Work with quality engineering and follow processes for proper release of engineering changes and new products.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience designing various instrumentation components preferably within the life science industry.
  • Proficient in Solidworks 2018 or later.
  • Microfluidic experience is a big plus.
  • Experience with DFM and working closely with vendors to ensure design intent is realized.
  • Ability to work well in a team of interdisciplinary engineers.
  • Highly motivated and can work extra if needed to meet deadlines.

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