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Staff Mechanical Engineer

UltraTech - A Division of Veeco, San Jose, CA, United States
Employer Description

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of low-cost, high-productivity capital manufacturing equipment, Ultratech, a division of Veeco, brings vital imaging and processing capabilities to the semiconductor market. Each product family has been tailored to meet specific applications or market requirements, while delivering the technical leadership and cost-effective system performance customers have come to expect from Veeco. The Ultratech division has implemented and maintains an Environmental Management System.

Job Description


Veeco's UltraTech Business Unit is hiring a Staff Mechanical Engineer to develop precision mechanical designs for complex systems. The person in this role will have knowledge of fundamental optics principles and will have experience with finite element analysis.



  • Develop precision mechanical designs for complex systems in Ultratech’s laser annealing, photolithography, and inspection product lines 
  • Provide high-level design leadership and problem solving
  • Quickly develop an understanding of existing products and markets, and translate new market and system requirements into design criteria
  • Analyze concepts and conceive designs to meet aggressive product cost and market timing needs
  • Execute Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and breadboard testing when needed to guide designs and retire risk
  • Create part drawings, assembly drawings, and models in SolidWorks to Ultratech standards
  • Build and test prototypes
  • Design and conduct tests to validate design compliance to requirements
  • Prepare and deliver design reviews
  • Create bills of materials, compose assembly and installation instructions, and execute engineering change orders to release designs to production
  • Collaborate with systems, electrical, optical, and software engineers to integrate subsystems into designs
  • Interface with suppliers or outside engineering groups when needed to complete projects
  • Contribute to multiple simultaneous projects of varying scope
Job Requirements


BS in Mechanical Engineering and at least 12 years of precision machine design experience or an MS and 8 years of relevant experience or a PhD and 5 years of relevant experience is required. Advanced degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks (preferred) for modeling and creating detail and assembly
  • Familiarity with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and PDM systems
  • Proficiency in FEA for stress and thermal analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: dynamic motion systems and controls, optomechanical design, and/or heat management and thermal stabilization (knowledge of semiconductor capital equipment design conventions and standards desirable)
  • Clear communication of design concepts and results
  • Quick adaptability to Ultratech standards and practices
  • Effectively collaborate with engineers and technicians of varying levels of experience and knowledge
07 February 2019
09 March 2019
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors