Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Responsible for Mechanical product development and analysis from concept to delivery related to high power laser systems. This position requires interfacing directly with customers, various internal departments, machine shops, and other vendors.

Location: Tucson, AZ

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Design and analysis of Mechanical components including, but not limited to:

  • Mechanical Assemblies
  • Heatsinks
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Dynamic Optical Assemblies
  • Medical grade assemblies
  • Military grade assemblies
  • Tooling
  • Direct Diode Laser Sources and Systems
  • Opto-Mechanical Assemblies
  • Electro-Mechanical Assemblies
  • Automation components and systems
  • Automotive grade assemblies
  • Solid State Laser Systems
  • Fiber Coupled Laser Systems
  • 3D and 2D CAD design and detailing utilizing Solidworks with ANSI Y14.5M standards for GD&T
  • Present design reviews internally and to customers with clear and effective communication
  • 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


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited four-year college or university
  • 12 years’ experience in a related Engineering field with similar duties
  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Capable of working in a cleanroom environment

Desired Skills:

  • 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 Y14.5-2009
  • 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  

[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.]