Mechanical Engineer

Burlingame, CA 94010

Employment Type: Direct Category: Mechanical Engineer Job Number: 8338


  • BSME or MSME in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Optics
  • Proven work experience in Opto-Mechanical Engineering - 10 years +
  • CAD - SolidWorks, experience with PDM and PLM software
  • Demonstrated experience designing opto-mechanical assemblies, products
  • Demonstrated experience taking a product from prototype to mid-volume production
  • Strong understanding of FEA, heat transfer, thermal properties of materials
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, design methods, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience designing compact precision optical mounts, E/M assemblies, laser assemblies, optical mounts, precision motion devices, analytical equipment, plastic, sheet metal enclosures, frames.
  • Experience using hand tools, basic machine tools (manual mills, lathes...etc.)
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Experience and/or willingness to work in a small company environment
  • Occasional domestic travel


  • Support team lead in the specification, development, and detailed design of new products, modification and improvement of existing products
  • Integrate commercial off the shelf components into optical and electro-mechanical assemblies, simply and refine design
  • Design fixtures for reliability testing, assembly, and general manufacturing support
  • Create CAD models, detailed drawings, maintain them in PDM
  • Support procurement of purchased parts, manage fabrication vendors
  • Support prototype assembly and testing including creating assembly instructions, procedures, general documentation

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