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Mechanical Engineer Medical Device

Sandy, Utah, United States
$110,000 + yr
August 15, 2018

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Glenn A. Horner

Sandy, UT ***** 303-***-**** LinkedIn

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Turning Ideas into the Reality of Useful Products

R&D Product Development Contract Engineering Concept to Production Technology Development

Proven success designing complex assemblies and components for surgical devices, blood analysis machines, and tooling for computer and medical device manufacturing industries. Familiar with numerous CAD systems including Solidworks and Pro-E Creo. Fluent technical skills combined with creativity and ingenuity leading to 54 applied-for and granted US patents, plus additional foreign patents. Certified DFSS Green Belt.

Accustomed to full-cycle project involvement from initial conception to complete detailed engineering documentation of released products, production fixtures, and manufacturing documentation.

Core Competencies:

2D/3D Dimensioning/Tolerance Analysis Surgical Generators Plastic/Metal Injection Molded Parts

Automated Tooling & Packaging Machinery Metal Stampings Vacuum System Components Sheet Metal Design

Tooling & Fixturing Silicone Molded/SLA Rapid Prototypes CNC Parts Design Electro-Mechanical Packaging

Technical Skills include:

User and Instructor: Boothroyd Dewhurst DFA DFM Software

CETOL Software by Sigmetrix

Time-Tested Design/Automated Assembly:

Electro-Surgical Pencil; 20 million per year for 25 years

Laparoscopic Suction Irrigation Device; 20 + years of service; still selling 500,000 per year

Numerous Vessel Sealing Devices

Laser Mirror Assemblies for Disk Drives

Palletized Packing Automation

Automated Blood Analysis Machines

Career Highlights

Senior Product Engineer (Ferromagnetic Surgical Technology)

DOMAIN SURGICAL (An Omni-Guide Company), Salt Lake City, UT 2017 to 2018

Created, planned for and implemented improvements to the product and the manufacturing assembly fixtures.

Improved vendor processes, tooling, and sub-assemblies for over-molding to reduce scrap and increase the production volume by more than four times.

Senior Product Engineer (Blood Diagnostics, Spine Pain Suppression, & Surgical Tools)

VENTION MEDICAL, Boulder, CO 2013 to 2017

Performed concept analysis and detailed DFMA analysis to determine best design concept. Used Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA software to create custom applications. Heightened all phases of the product development process and pushed a large number of projects through to success.

Engineer 2 (LigaSure and Monopolar Surgical Devices)


Using a mixture of new designs and DFM and DFA, lowered cost to build and assemble every part of a LigaSure device by more than 50%. Redesigned an electro-surgical pencil to be compatible with automated assembly’ reduced part count and produced >20 million units a year. Used Sigmetrix CETOL software to adjust parts tolerance and verified assembly using GD&T with mechanical variation control.


Mechanical Engineer/Designer ENCISION, Boulder, CO 2000 to 2004

Principal Mechanical Designer RELA a Colorado (MEDtech Affiliate), Boulder, CO 1996 to 2000

Glenn A. Horner

Sandy, UT 84092 303-***-**** LinkedIn

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Turning Ideas into the Reality of Useful Products

Selected Custom Engineering Projects

Developed a packaging configuration using DFA and DFM skills; reduced monitor display size and parts count for smaller packaging, resulting in 500% increase in unit sales.

Developed a disposable multi-tube unit for use in a large blood diagnostic device; US patent.


Blood platelet separation system for use in a centrifuge

Mechanism for push/pull catheter steering system

Steerable catheters for heart and biopsy surgeries

Biopsy system with stepped optical analysis and sample collection

•Vessel Sealing Devices

•Home Healthcare Pump

•Peristaltic and Syringe Pumps/Fluidics Lines


Pro-E National Users Conference Seminar on CETOL Tolerance Analysis Software by Sigmetrix

Six Sigma Measurement System Analysis Class

Six Sigma Analytical Tolerance Design

Boothroyd/Dewhurst DFA/DFM Design and Analysis

Tolerance Analysis

3D CETOL Tolerance Software

3D Manufacturing Variation Studies

2D Dimensional Tolerance Analysis

Education & Specialized Training


Recent Continuing Education:

Boothroyd & Dewhurst Staff, "Customization Basics"

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt Certification

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing by Al Neumann

Recent Patents

•US-8864795-B2: Surgical forceps, 10/21/2014;

•US-8845636-B2: Seal plate with insulation displacement connection, 9/30/2014;

•US-8752264-B2: Surgical tissue sealer, 6/17/2014;

•US-8591510-B2: Vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism, 11/26/2013;

•US-8430877-B2: Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure, 4/30/2013;

•US-8409247-B2: Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure, 4/2/2013;

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