Meet Mohamed Mohamed. Mohamed works as part of the engineering team here at Vita Group, as an electrical engineer. He has been an employee for Vita Group for 11 months and does valued work for the development of medical devices. Before we get into what Mohamed does at Vita Group, let’s go over what an electrical engineer is.
Electrical engineers like Mohamed focus on the electrical components of products. They combine engineering and problem-solving skills to design, test, and manage the development of electrical devices. EEs responsibilities include:
Designing new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
Understanding and communicating the client’s needs and requirements for the development of their product
Managing the development of projects to ensure safety and functionality
Testing and evaluating products for problems, safety, and efficiency
When developing products, EEs have to be focused and concentrated to understand complex electrical systems. They use advanced mathematical skills and critical thinking skills to achieve in-depth understanding of electrical designs, and they must be able to apply their experience and knowledge to each project they undertake. Their job also heavily relies on working with coworkers on projects, which means they have to be thorough with their communication and collaboration skills. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development to their team.
EEs also have to learn to use CAD, a computer software that generates designs into 3D prototypes. They transfer their ideas and concepts for a product from their head to the CAD program to create a basis for 3D models, which over time develop into final renderings for prototypes. EEs require complex thinking skills and experience for engineering and product development.
Now that we have a basis for understanding what an EE does, let’s get into what a day in the life at Vita Group looks like for Mohamed. He mostly works on projects in Phase 0 to Phase 4 which includes concept development, prototyping, refinement, testing, and manufacturing. He is an important player in the middle stages of development. Without him, we wouldn’t be able to provide high quality and functional prototypes to our partnered inventors. In the later phases he helps give basic instructions for IFUs for devices and refines design concepts for prototypes.
There are 3 steps Mohamed cycles through when working on a project: design, testing, and refining. As stated before, EEs work closely with CAD programs for 3D printing. Mohamed uses his knowledge of math and physics to create designs for devices and inputs them into CAD to produce quick prototyping. Next, Mohamed tests the prototypes, and with Vita Group’s access to in-house labs, he is able to conduct testing on the prototypes himself. Here, he is checking for safety as well as functionality and efficiency of the device. Then, Mohamed takes what he learned from testing and applies that to refining the design. He uses his own notes as well as the inventor’s input to create a device that will be successful in the market.
Vita Group is very proud to have Mohamed on our team. He adds a lot of value to the development of products and works hard to create quality designs for devices. We can’t wait to see where his future at Vita Group takes him.