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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Primarily responsible for the mechanical definition and design and development of scientific instrumentation with a strong emphasis on motion control.
  • Derives technical performance requirements for new instrumentation and automation systems from marketing concepts and market driven data.
  • Possess a keen awareness of competitive systems and is able to assess inherent strengths and weaknesses. Is also aware of state-of-the-art components, subsystems and accessories that add competitive value to new product developments.
  • Conceives, architects and analyzes sub-system and system performance of proof of principal breadboards.
  • Mentors less senior engineers in design and analysis techniques. Checks designs and documentation for completeness, accuracy and manufacturability.
  • Performs tolerance studies to assure form, fit and function of related parts and assemblies.
  • Follows phased-gate development process through the design, manufacturing transition, and commercial release.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge at leading edge potential by attending educational workshops, reviewing the technical literature and participating in professional societies.


Job Requirements:

  • BS Mechanical Engineering (Masters preferred) and 7+ years experience in the design and evaluation of instrumentation and automation products.
  • Expertise in motion control systems development and analysis is highly desired. Working knowledge of LabView software is desired.
  • Working knowledge of motors, sensors, vision systems, encoders, linear and rotary motion systems and fluidic controls and design.
  • Demonstrated mastery of SolidWorks or PTC ProEngineer and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong intuition for physical movement in machines, and insight into the physics of motion
  • Ability to calculate loads, acceleration, velocity, momentum and applying results to provide a cost effective solution that meets customers needs.
  • Strong experience with product data managements systems and engineering processes.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering materials, manufacturing techniques and quality controls.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.


Job Performance Characteristics:

  • Self-initiates courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Accountable for developing innovative solutions to complex business challenges and ability to deliver on time and on budget
  • Leads other, independently balancing high impact competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates effective technical/ project presentation, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Works on specialized and/or interdisciplinary matters of broad scope, impact cost, visibility and complexity.
  • Driving contributor to the widespread development of strategic initiatives and improvements.
  • Drives appropriate actions keeping management informed of progress and strategic/resource impact.
  • Maintain awareness that decisions can significantly impact customers, operations, services, revenue or achievement on strategic business goals.



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