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Mechanical Engineer A 

What you will do

Responsible for independent research and development tasks of considerable importance and complexity relating to the more complicated phases of an over-all engineering project.


Uses best practices and procedures to solve problems in the analysis, design, development, implementation, modification, and testing of mechanical, and electro-mechanical components, sub-assemblies and systems used in instrumentation for the life sciences. Defines mechanical and robotics design and testing specifications. Analyzes, develops and recommends design approaches required to meet proposed product requirements. Reviews and approves related inputs such as drawings and specifications prepared by technical support personnel. Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Reviews vendor capability to support product development.


Responsibilities will include

  • Conducts engineering tests and/or scientific experiments, and evaluates results, exercising independent judgment within the limits of delegation utilizing established engineering and research techniques.
  • Researches new mechanical engineering practices, procedures and tools to maintain proficiency and experience with emerging technologies.
  • Interacts with customers and/or suppliers in resolution of specific problems unique to their respective applications.
  • Works closely with all departments of the organization, such as Marketing and Production, to plan and coordinate project activities and communicate status.
  • Normally receives assignments from engineering management or project leaders. Exercises considerable discretion as to work detail, tools, etc. Communicates status to senior management as needed. May assign work to and direct draftsmen and engineering technicians as required.
  • Ensures that product test, design and development work is documented in conformance with the Tecan Quality Management System.
  • Supports the Quality System and Quality Policy by following procedures / work instructions and creating records to meet the requirements of the Tecan Quality Management System.


What you bring along

  • Requires BS degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent plus 3-5 years of applicable mechanical engineering experience.
  • Experience in design of sheet metal and precision machined components essential.
  • Proficiency in 3D solid modeling design software required (Pro/E strongly preferred).
  • Good hands-on mechanical aptitude.
  • Biotechnology Instrumentation or Medical Device design and/or motion control experience a plus.


What you will get

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


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Tecan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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:  San Jose, CA
Country:  US

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