We have an immediate need for a Staff Research Mechanical Engineer who will be responsible for supporting a variety of Advanced Research projects. This position will focus on larger high growth technology initiatives, as part of a highly skilled Research team comprising a broad range of cross-functional engineering disciplines. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Opto-Mechanical Engineering. MS/PhD in Technical discipline preferred.
  • 10+ years of hands-on mechanical engineering design, both as an individual contributor and Lead.
  • Proficient with 3D CAD drawing creation and thermal, fluid, acoustic, and vibration simulation modeling analyses.  SolidWorks 3D CAD preferred.
  • Ability to specify advanced materials including plastics, alloys, carbon fiber, and other unique specialty materials for a variety of thermally and vibration ultra-sensitive environments.  Knowledgeable in material chemical compatibility.  
  • Experience with opto-electronics instrument design requiring ultra-stable optical cavities and lasers.  Knowledge of precise alignment and positioning methods for optics and lasers, and stability over temperature & mechanical/acoustic vibration excursions.
  • Design of fluidic systems with both water and corrosive chemical mediums.  Use of advanced fluid sealing and transporting methods.
  • Experience with fabrication and assembly methods to optimize Design for Manufacturing. Knowledge of product servicing needs to optimize Design for Serviceability.
  • Use of rapid prototyping methods to enable quick cycles of learning.
  • Understanding of the semiconductor fabrication process and chemical usage desirable.


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Particle Measuring Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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