Lead Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




Driven, hands on Lead Mechanical Engineer, proficient in NX solid modeling and Team Center, to help lead the detailed design of complex mechanical devices, primarily used in the vacuum coating industry.Key to this position is the knowledge and experience to design custom, often one off, complex structures involving precision gas flow, temperature control with high uniformity, and high positional tolerances.

Requires experience in a wide range of thermal and stress analysis, knowledge of materials, fits and tolerances and a background of successful design, manufacturing and testing of complex industrial devices and sub-assemblies.

Duties and Responsibilities

·Within the ASML Project Development Process (PGP) assume engineering responsibility for, and help manage less experienced mechanical engineers, in the design of complex structures and sub-assemblies.

·Provide a broad mechanical engineering background experience and perform full analysis (stress, fluids, vibration, thermal) to support design concepts.

·Work with diverse engineering team to develop and present concept reviews, detailed design reviews, FMEA analysis, track issues and document mitigation.

·Drive full documentation, including BOM, fabrication drawings, tolerance analysis, cleaning, packaging, and assembly procedures.

·Work with integration team to assembly and test components, analyze results and provide full documentation.

·Work closely with current suppliers on the manufacture or delivery of components and assemblies, help research and select new suppliers when required.

·Coordinate the purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and receiving departments.Process purchase orders, field supplier questions and concerns and provide clear and complete documentation of problem resolutions.

·Track delivery of key components and assemblies to insure milestones and project deliverables are met.


·Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred

·Experience in the engineering, design, fabrication and testing of complex components and sub assemblies.Custom designs related to capital equipment preferred

·Experience with vacuum deposition preferred

·Experience with custom vacuum process and debris control preferred

·Hands on experience in mechanical design and testing of complex components and sub assemblies

·Proficiency in NX solid modeling and Team Center

·Proficiency in Finite Element Analysis

·Experience with phased new product development process from concept to full release

·Project management experience

·Excellent written and verbal communications skills, ability to work in a diverse group of highly technical and highly skilled team members

·Ability to statistically analyze data, effectively report results, manage issues, and document resolutions

·Experience in custom high vacuum equipment, custom assembly equipment or other low volume mechanical design

·Hands on experience and knowledge of machining and fabrication techniques highly desirable

·Experience in vacuum technology

oConductance calculations

oSeal Design

oOutgassing of materials

oGlass and ceramics use and processing

oThermal and electrical barriers

oFittings, gages, clamps and general design practice

oFamiliarity with clean room protocols

·Travel inside and outside of the US may be required

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

·The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.

·The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

·May require travel dependent on business needs.

·Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

·Can work under deadlines.

·The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.The employee may occasionally work under manufacturing or laboratory environments, where the noise level is usually high.

·Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

·Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

·Can learn and apply new information or skills.