Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineers are responsible for Mechanical product development, tooling, and analysis related to high power diode-based laser systems. This position requires design knowledge in various areas of Mechanical Engineering including but not limited to: component and assembly design, tooling design, FEA, CFD, 2D drawing creation, BOM creation, vendor selection and communication, efficient documentation and presentation, hands on product and tooling assembly and testing.

Location: Tucson, AZ

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  • Design and analysis of Mechanical components including, but not limited to:
    • Mechanical Assemblies
    • Heatsinks
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Medical grade assemblies
    • Military grade assemblies
    • Direct Diode Laser Sources and Systems
    • Tooling
    • Opto-Mechanical Assemblies
    • Electro-Mechanical Assemblies
    • Automation components and systems
    • Automotive grade assemblies
    • Solid State Laser Systems
    • Fiber Coupled Laser Systems
    • Fluid Pumping Systems
  • 3D and 2D CAD design and detailing utilizing Solidworks with ANSI Y14.5M standards and GD&T
  • Manage project design and build outcomes within the assigned scope
  • Prepare and present design reviews internally and to customers with clear and effective communication 
  • Solve difficult problems with sound Engineering principles and out of the box thinking
  • Assemble and debug prototypes, working closely with Technicians, Operators, and Engineers of multiple disciplines
  • Create and organize design documentation including presentations, BOMs, test criteria, equipment plans, etc.
  • Responsible for research, development, and implementation of new technologies to improve power output, reliability, efficiency, SWaP, and robustness of laser arrays and systems.
  • Analysis of designs using ANSYS and other means to ensure compliance with requirements and sound Engineering practices


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university
  • 2+ years’ experience in a related Engineering field with similar duties for Engineer II
  • 4+ years’ experience in a related Engineering field with similar duties for Engineer III
  • 6+ years’ experience in a related Engineering field with similar duties for Sr. Engineer I
  • A history of increasing responsibility and independent thinking
  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Experience with FEA in Structures, Thermal, and Fluid flow
  • Capable of working in a cleanroom environment
  • Capable of working hands on up to 50% of the time in the cleanroom

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with technologies for manufacturing precision mechanical components made from various metals and ceramics in low to medium volume
  • Expert user of Solidworks
  • Experience with FEA, particularly ANSYS Mechanical and Fluent
  • Experience with laser systems, including diode arrays, solid-state, and fiber is preferred
  • Some knowledge of optics is highly desired
  • Practical knowledge of ANSI Y14.5-2018
  • Experience with composite metals used as a thermal interface
  • Experience with metal additive manufacturing in a production environment
  • Experience with soldered assemblies and solder hierarchy 
  • Desire to work on products from concept to completion
  • Experience with pumped two phase cooling systems

[NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.]