Senior Mechanical Engineer

MKS Instruments Inc Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary:

Design custom and standard integrated products. Products to be designed include vacuum manifolds, semiconductor systems, effluent traps, heated subsystems, silicone and fiberglass heaters.

Major Responsibilities:

Senior Mechanical Engineer will assist in the engineering and development of MKS process solutions that improve Semiconductor OEM tool efficiency, up time and yield.

Be proficient in all vacuum related MKS products that can be used in the process solutions (Heaters, traps, vacuum hardware, valves and gauging).

Develop close working relationships with engineering and management teams at the Semiconductor OEMs.

Drive internally the customers needs, specifications and schedules to ensure customer satisfaction while maintaining the companys business objective and profitability.

Generate project quotations for customer.

Design the actual vacuum system using CAD software incorporating MKS products.

Follow the semiconductor roadmap trends through active customer engagement. Understand the impact of the trends and communicate these trends with the MKS management team.

With the knowledge of roadmap trends provide input to the engineering team for future product development.

Monitor competitive activity & customer needs

Skill Requirements:

BSc in Engineering, Mechanical or related technical degree.
5+ years in an engineering product development role

Familiarity with semiconductor OEMs, processes, tool types and industry trends. Advantageous to understand process by-products and chemistry.

Strong Interpersonal and presentation skills with perseverance and self-confidence to work at all levels within the customers and internal organizations. A team player.

Minimum 2 years experience in a customer related application engineering role.

Develop quotations for customers using MRP system to obtain costing.

Hands on knowledge of vacuum system design, measurement and control.

Experience in developing heaters that fit on to hardware and valves for the OEM tool. Understanding thermodynamic principles of heat transfer, radiation and loss a plus.

Minimum 2 years experience designing vacuum components and systems, using Auto Desk Inventor CAD software. Experience using Auto Desk Simulation and CFD software a plus.

Experience with engineering documentation, engineering change procedures, bills of materials.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.


A driven individual with a sense of urgency that is highly motivated

Customer focused

Willingness to travel 5-15% to customers.

Manufacturing and/or fabrication experience a plus


BSME in Mechanical Engineering required with an advanced degree preferred.

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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