Senior Mechanical Engineer Jobs in Plainview, NY at Veeco Instruments

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Veeco Instruments

Location: Plainview, NY

Salary: $100K — $150K *

Category: Manufacturing & Automotive

Job Description

Making a Material Difference is at the core of our DNA. For more than 30 years, we have developed differentiated technologies and built expertise and know-how that has enabled world-changing devices such as LED lighting, data storage, advanced computing and mobile devices to reach industrial scale. We help customers overcome technical and cost barriers that make it possible to convert novel materials into high-yielding device performance at production volumes. Our customers produce the newest, fastest, smallest, and most efficient electronic components used in devices to help deliver a better world.

We serve the semiconductor and emerging high-growth markets. Our process equipment and technology are used to manufacture advanced semiconductors, LEDs, displays, photonics, VCSELs, power electronics, compound semiconductors, hard disk drives, MEMS and wireless chips.


The Senior Mechanical Engineer is a key member of the engineering team, working on complex wafer processing equipment involving ion beam etch, ion beam deposition as well as chemical and physical vapor deposition technologies used in the manufacturing of high-tech components, including computer hard drives. This role involves overall system design, motion and robotics, vacuum vessel design, heat transfer, ion beam source design, incorporation of OEM power supplies and controllers, as well as many other engineering and design areas.


Work on development projects of vacuum process equipment, with the responsibility for all mechanical design aspects and manufacturing of the equipment, subassemblies and components

Provide mechanical engineering expertise, while focusing on design quality, reliability, effective cost, and ease of manufacturing

Perform analytical studies and theoretical calculations, requiring a variety of engineering knowledge, including analysis of vacuum vessels, heat transfer, material structural analysis, static and dynamic, fluids, motion mechanisms

Define mechanical design specifications based on customer requirements and company capabilities

Ensure that manufacturing processes are compliant with standard design practices and safety codes; ensure appropriate tests are in place in order to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner

Prepare presentations and present design concepts, ideas, and test results to internal and external customers

Provide expertise in mechanical engineering while participating in design reviews – Support procurement efforts in correlation with overall project deadlines

Provide “hands-on” assistance and support to the manufacturing team

Develop test plans and design of experiments and is directly involved in prototype development and testing

Create and release engineering documentation through the ECO process

Support Program Management with project flow through the PLC Phase gates


BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 8 years or an MS degree with 3 years of experience designing capital equipment, vacuum systems, subassemblies, or components. Must have experience with Solidworks or AutoCAD, ProE or similar 3D CAD system. Experience with finite element analysis is required as is hands-on troubleshooting experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Finite element analysis, both structural and thermal, is required

Experience with SAP, or similar PLM system, preferred

Ability to work effectively in a…


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