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Senior Mechanical Engineer (PD)


What you will do
Sr. Mechanical Engineer within Tecan's Product Development Team will lead design and development efforts in a broad range of areas such as mechatronics, fluidics, thermal control, optics, Chassis, and life science instrumentation controls. You are a critical part of a cross-functional team that develops complex instrumentation for customers ranging from young start-ups to well-established companies.  


Responsibilities will include


  • Design and develop mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools, and point-of-care devices. These may include robotics, mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic, and micro-fluidic aspects
  • Analyze existing product requirements and specifications as well as generating additional specifications, where appropriate
  • Present concepts, designs, and data to internal and external customers
  • Write test protocols and test reports, execute processes and procedures
  • Design and build fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems, and system integration with team members
  • Mentoring  junior engineers as well as supervising Product Development and Test Engineers that may be assisting in breadboard and prototype testing and verification

What you bring:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development
  • Demonstrated abilities in the design and development of life science instruments or diagnostic devices
  • Must have experience in at least three of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
      • Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps, and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs, and cams
      • Design of motion control systems using stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives, and ball-screw drives
      • Creation of micro-fluidic, fluidic, and pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters, and manifolds
      • Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
      • Integration of optical systems such as light sources (lasers, LEDs), objectives, lenses, filters, mirrors, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT), and auto-focusing systems
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings, and FEA/CFD simulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint
  • An understanding of necessary design control under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
  • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining
  • Experience with shop tools such as drill presses, band/table/miter saws, lathes, and tap wrenches
  • Knowledge of test and measurement equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, force/temperature/pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators.


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • Strong company culture with rich history


Look no further and apply now!

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We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume (w/o picture and w/o cover letter, reference letters and diplomas are optional).


We will only consider applications that fully meet our requirements.


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Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan Systems, Inc.
City:  Morgan Hill, CA
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto