Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Tucson, AZ


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.

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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
    • 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
  • 3D and 2D CAD design and detailing utilizing Solidworks with ANSI Y14.5M standards for 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


  • 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
  • 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

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 Y14.5-2009
  • 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

The above description includes most significant duties performed.  However, other work assignments not mentioned are assumed included and would be in conformity with the value assigned to this position.