Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Consumables



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

About Us:

Cue Health (Nasdaq: HLTH) is a mission-driven healthcare technology company that puts consumers in control of their health information and places diagnostic information at the center of care. Cue Health enables people to manage their health through real-time, actionable, and connected health information, offering individuals and their healthcare providers easy access to lab-quality diagnostics anywhere, anytime, in a device that fits in the palm of the hand. Cue Health’s first-of-its-kind COVID-19 test was the first FDA-authorized molecular diagnostic test for at-home and over-the-counter use without physician supervision. Outside the United States, Cue Health has received the CE mark in the European Union, Interim Order authorization from Health Canada, and regulatory approval from India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation. Cue Health was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego. For more information, please visit

Cue Health Inc. is seeking to hire a full-time Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Consumables. This role is to establish best-in-class contract manufacturing partnerships to ensure highest product quality and timely delivery. This individual will support this initiative via the managing the implementation, development and sustainment of Cue’s growing supply base with a specific focus on high volume consumables for Cue’s novel test cartridges. Duties will include establishment of component specifications, technical guidance of contract manufacturers, defining process validation requirements, maintaining product quality for foreign and domestic partners. (Position is open to remote individuals)


  • Subject matter expert for manufacturing of Cue’s custom molded components, including injection, two-shot, LIM and thermoset molding

  • Responsible for defining validation requirements for molding process at Cue’s contract manufacturers

  • Lead continuous improvement projects innovative solutions to improve performance, reliability, cost and manufacturability

  • Evaluate supplier performance

  • Provide guidance on mechanical requirements and manufacturability for new product development

  • Establish process controls with a target of six sigma quality

  • Maintain 3D models, assemblies and drawings using accepted drafting standards

  • Ensure component quality, performance and delivery by managing good supplier relationships

  • Maintain a project schedule and keep projects moving forward in a fast-paced environment

  • Will have responsibility to manage and mentor others

  • Perform other mechanical engineering duties


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent is required

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is preferred

  • 8+ years of post-baccalaureate progressive mechanical, high volume manufacturing experience: including specification development, design for manufacturability, vendor relations, ability to analyze mechanical drawings, specs, and schematics. Provide valuable insights on product development, product design, failure analysis. Also skilled in defining mechanical requirements, designing manufacturing systems, component evaluation and component packaging and layouts; performing component and system testing, writing verification test plans and protocols, and reports

  • Working knowledge of statistics, process control, DEMAIC problem solving techniques, medical device quality requirements, 2-D and 3-D modeling, MS Office Suite products

  • Experience working with injection molding and high-volume plastics

  • Familiarity with a variety of polymers

  • Understanding of various part inspection methods, including both non-contact and contact methods

  • Ability to travel

Environment and Physical Activities/Requirements:

  • You will work in an indoor manufacturing environment, which may occasionally be noisy, subject to climate and humidity requirements, and hazardous substances. This position requires the following physical activities and/or requirements:

    • Remaining in a stationary or sedentary position, often standing and/or sitting for prolonged periods of time

    • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another, including possibly tight or confined spaces

    • Reaching, crouching, or stooping

    • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers

    • Adjusting, moving, carrying, lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to 50 pounds

    • Operating machinery, power tools, motor vehicles, and/or heavy equipment

    • Ascending or descending ramps, ladders and/or stairs

    • Communicating with others to exchange information

    • Visual acuity, including peripheral vision

Your contribution will set the pace and have an impact in the technology, health, and diagnostic industry. Your work and ideas will be valued and respected, and we hope you will find enjoyment working with a collaborative team on an innovative device. We offer upgraded computer equipment, unlimited snacks, and a competitive salary.

Cue Health Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, consistent with applicable laws. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion (including religious accommodations), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin (including language use restrictions), ancestry, mental and/or physical disability, medical condition (cancer, genetic information and characteristics, requests for medical and family care leave), age, military or veteran status, and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The estimated base compensation range for this role is shown below. This range is based upon current market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay will be determined in accordance with a candidate's location, skills, expertise, background, experience, and other relevant factors. Applicants are always welcome to direct questions regarding this range to the Talent Acquisition specialist recruiting for this position.

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