Mechanical Engineer

  • Thorlabs
  • $100,850.00 - 161,180.00 / Year *
  • 202 W Laurel Ave, Sterling, VA 20164
  • Full-Time



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Thorlabs Imaging Systems group in Sterling, Virginia, produces state-of-the-art imaging systems for life science applications. We are seeking a talented, experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to new product development for our microscope systems and components. The successful candidate will join a cross-functional, global team that develops complex imaging hardware with integral software for image acquisition, processing, system control, and calibration. The position requires a keen understanding of opto/electro-mechanical systems, precision engineering, and design for manufacturability. The successful candidate will assist in bringing new products from prototype to production, with an emphasis on robust and manufacturable designs in a lean manufacturing facility. The job includes occasional participation in detailed technical discussions with customers, sales and field service members. Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to: Develop opto/electro-mechanical component designs for new products Oversee prototype fabrication and testing Coordinate the integration of new designs into production Provide post-production support Create and track design documentation Coordinate with sales/marketing to develop sales estimates and price/cost information Qualifications Experience: Minimum 2 years industrial experience or equivalent in opto/electro-mechanical design Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Systems Engineering or equivalent Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Skilled in the use of Solidworks 3D CAD software Experience with CNC machining equipment and shop capabilities Hands-on experience with assembly and trouble-shooting of optical systems Integration of motion control subsystems into imaging systems Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years


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