Precision Mechanical Design Engineer

Date:  Jul 19, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  39564

Job Description

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.


This job is in Semiconductor Infrastructure Solutions (SIS) Division where we design, develop and manufacture the world’s most precise displacement measurement instruments used to control motion in semiconductor equipment making the world’s next generation ICs, microprocessors, and flash memory chips. Your work will advance the state of the art of precision measurement – imagine the excitement you’ll feel as you push the boundary into picometer territory.

In this role as a Precision Mechanical Design Engineer you will be a key member of a multidisciplinary team of R&D engineers who develop precision opto-mechanical systems with interferometers and lasers.  You will bring the design from initial concept to final product realization, develop manufacturing tools and processes to support your product and carry it into production in our local world class factory right here in Santa Clara.


Job Function


  • Using your innate creativity and deep knowledge of precision engineering design principles to conceive and develop products that satisfy customer’s system requirements.
  • Analyze and optimize your designs using FEA to ensure performance under all thermal and dynamic conditions in the application.  Prototype and validate your design with real hardware built by our internal model shop and local manufacturing line.
  • Design and develop precision alignment tooling and manufacturing processes to ensure achieving performance at desired production yields.
  • Coordinate your work and share technology with others in multidisciplinary team including MEs, physicists, EEs, optical engineers.
  • Research new, emerging materials and technologies for use in current and future products.

Job Qualifications

Required Skills:
•    BS in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field (Materials Science, etc) or equivalent combination of training and experience.
•    Minimum 7+ years of mechanical design experience for products and/or tool development.
•    Expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:  kinematic design, optics, adhesives, vacuum, and precision machining.
•    Self-starter able to think and act independently to translate general objectives into tangible results, with a record of delivering successful designs on schedule to meet market requirements.
•    Proficiency in using ME CAD tools for design and FEA for analysis.  (PTC Creo and ANSYS preferred).
•    Excellent communication and ability to work well in team environment with people at all levels.
Desired Skills:
•    Direct design experience with precision opto-mechanical products such as lasers, interferometers, fiber optics collimators or optical systems.  Familiarity with optical design principles and ray tracing.
•    MS or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or similar technical field.
•    Experience the semiconductor capital equipment and/or precision motion control.
•    Knowledge of and significant prior experience in optics and laser systems is highly desirable.
Keysight will not sponsor work authorization for this position.  Keysight is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status or any other protected categories under all applicable laws. 
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job ID : 39564 

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