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Job Title:  Mechanical Design Engineer


Pleasanton, CA, US, 94588

Business Unit:  Gatan
Posting Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Job Description: 

Electron Microscopy Technologies (EMT) is the world leading manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation and software for imaging and analysis in TEM and SEM applications. The Gatan and EDAX names are recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and the industry’s leading technology.


Position Summary:

Designs and analyzes mechanical systems, equipment and packaging. Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs. Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Provides design information to drafting for packaging documentation.


The Mechanical Design Engineer will:

  • Work on complex mechanical design of cameras for SEM and TEM.

  • Design understanding of heat transfer and thermal cooling methods including water circuit and TEC design.

  • System level understanding of electro-mechanical design.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Electrical and Controls engineering to complete the mechanical design and integration of PCA and other electrical components into camera body.

  • Understanding of manufacturing practices, DFM, and ability to communicate with manufacturing and NPI Engineering.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead more junior level engineers through development projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to break down difficult technical concepts and explain it to groups outside Mechanical Engineering, including Electrical, Controls, Manufacturing, NPI, Service, and upper management.

  • Demonstrated ability to take full ownership of a new product design and drive from C&F to Volume release.

  • Shall conduct design reviews at peer, program and upper management levels as needed.

  • Shall respond to customer needs for quick turn-around of specials, custom designs and modifications to meet specific performance requirements as a one-off product.


Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

  • BSME, MSME preferred

  • 8 years experience (minimum), previous experience in instrument or semiconductor equipment mechanical design, vacuum, thermal, mechanism, X-ray shielding, mechatronics (not all these are required). 3D CAD, FEA, PLM software previous experience

  • Proven experience leading a team with a focus on quality and on time delivery.

  • Mechanical design experience in the following areas: precision mechanisms, nm level position and motion control, ultra high vacuum, design for high voltage, system level design and integration, prototyping..

  • In-depth knowledge of advanced engineering materials, ANSI/ASME Y14.5M drawing standards, (GD) tolerancing, surface finishes.

  • Design for serviceability and manufacturability.

  • Extensive experience with an advanced 3D CAD system (Inventor, ProE, SolidWorks, etc.). Experience with Autodesk Inventor is a plus.

  • Strong work ethic. Team player with strong initiative, ownership and follow through.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid engineering methodology and process oriented design.

  • Prototype development and testing


Preferred Qualifications:

FEA, Agile PLM, experience with HALT/HASS, high voltage design, electron or ion beam instruments, magnetic shielding, x-ray radiation shielding, coatings, and paint.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

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