Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Nanometrics Incorporated Milpitas , CA 95035

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:

Mid to Senior level Mechanical Engineer to support the design of new assemblies (high accuracy/repeatability stages and stable optical mounts) for our metrology tools. The position reports to the Metrology Hardware Engineering Manager. As a member of the new product development team, this engineer will work with systems engineers, optical engineers, and research scientists to develop hardware for our metrology instruments.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The engineer will be responsible for developing hardware and tooling concepts, performing detailed design calculations and analyses, performing detailed design of optical mounts, sub-micron precision adjustment, and positioning mechanisms, assembly, and test of prototype systems, and finalizing the design through product release for current and future metrology instruments. Depending on the size and scope of the project, this work may be done by the engineer alone, or by a small team of engineers and designers.

  • Demonstrated capability with manual machining and fabrication equipment, mill, lathe, welding

  • Proficiency with hand measurement tools

  • Demonstrated capability with stress, deflection and modal analysis using FEA programs

  • Demonstrated capability with the flow and thermal analysis using CFD/FEA programs

  • Ability to architect basic mechatronic systems, select motors, sensors, drive components, etc. based on satisfying system requirements

  • Experience implementing motion control systems

  • Experience with microcontrollers, Arduino, Pi

  • Proficient with accelerometers and spectrum analyzer to quantify and diagnose a vibration

  • Skilled with contact and non-contact measurement types, indicators, cap gages, interferometer, to measure mechanical errors and drifts.

  • Experience delivering high purity gases

  • Basic LabView experience

  • Experience with photo contamination, methods of prevention, and DUV systems

  • Experience designing mechanical systems for very clean environments, semiconductor, biotech, food systems are all applicable.

  • Skill using mathematical modeling software

  • Demonstrated technical depth in concept design of complex mechanical systems

  • Ability to recognize and design simple and elegant structures

  • Ability to justify and quantify performance-based metrics that led to their design decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to create clear reports and documentation

  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented personality with a strong desire to succeed

  • Experience with 3D CAD design and finite element analysis (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Ability to lead small teams of engineers

  • 8+ years' experience working as a mechanical design engineer

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in science or engineering (strong preference for mechanical engineering)

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Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

Nanometrics Incorporated