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Do you want to make a significant difference in how the world is looking tomorrow and contribute to the innovation of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology products?

Do you like to make things move?  Do you enjoy working closely with electronics and firmware engineers to create small and complex electro-mechanical systems that make a difference in diagnostics and research?


Want to be able to say “I saw my product on the news last night“?  Are you a technical visionary who thrives on solving problems?  Do you enjoy working closely with customers to define requirements and make sure they are met?


Then look no further and join our R&D team at Morgan Hill, CA as

Staff Mechanical Engineer

Reference # 050-521

What you will do

You will be a technical lead for development, modification or expert-level trouble-shooting of Cavro precision syringe pump and robot OEM component products.


Our OEM components are key elements in many leading clinical and research instruments sold by both Tecan and our OEM customers to solve important questions in genomics, diagnostics and other life sciences areas.  For example, you may have seen some of our instruments as well as our OEM customers’ instruments in recent news reports about Covid 19 testing around the world. 


In this dynamic and visible role, you will interact with customers, product managers and engineers.  You will be responsible for creating mechanical solutions to challenging problems involving precision handling of liquids and precision motion from concept through release to enable applications in genomics, proteomics and other leading areas of life sciences.


Responsibilities will include

  1. Following generally accepted guidelines and technical approaches, performs the most complex tasks in the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of new and existing products and applications involving instrument control.


  1. Evaluates and develops new technologies through hands-on experiments.


  1. Works closely with both Engineering and Marketing personnel to help define new product design and testing specifications.


  1. Provides technical guidance to and mentoring of the Mechanical Engineering staff as needed.


  1. Mechanical engineering expert participant in design reviews.


  1. Documents designs and writes release, verification and test procedures in conformance with the Tecan Quality Management System.


  1. Researches new general engineering practices, procedures and tools to maintain proficiency and experience with emerging technologies.


  1. May interface directly with customers to understand requirements or to assist in resolution of specific application problems unique to their respective products.




What you bring along

  • Requires minimum of BS degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent and 7-9 years of applicable product design engineering experience with some experience leading technical staff.
  • Instrument design and/or motion control and integration experience highly desired.
  • Proficiency in 3D solid modeling design software (ProE). 
  • Good hands-on mechanical aptitude. 
  • Experience in design of sheet metal and precision machined components essential. 
  • Experience in design of molded plastics a plus. 
  • Design for Manufacturability & Assembly coursework desirable.



What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International and diverse environment (30+ different nationalities)
  • 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).



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.



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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