Senior Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer | Cymer

Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Compensation Title: Eng 3, Optical Engineer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Cymer Job Level: P8

Radford Job Code: 5083


The engineer shall assist with the mechanical and opto-mechanical design of next-generation optical and mechanical sub-systems for the creation and control of EUV radiation and supports the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts into engineering solutions. Requirement is to perform a variety of engineering tasks including designing, developing, testing, analyzing, troubleshooting and implementation of subassemblies and modules. Works with the Optical engineer to develop mechanical mounting solutions for optical systems, including interactive tolerancing reviews. Subsequent design activities may include supervision of stress, thermal analysis of mounted optics and tolerance distribution and assignment and completion of Engineering Change activities. Researches and works with supply chain engineering to select future key suppliers for consideration as turn-key providers of sub-systems. Develops resolutions to broad design and critical issues that impact design/manufacturing successes or to address future concepts, products, or technologies. May assist in the negotiation of major contracts involving large dollar amounts and monitors the cost, schedule, and performance aspects of key sub-contractors. Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to source critical supply requirements and drive new product development.

Radford: Designs and analyzes mechanical systems, equipment and packaging. Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs. Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Provides design information to drafting for packaging documentation.


  • Assumes engineering responsibility for component, module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp through manufacturing transfer
  • Coordinates with Optical and/or lead mechanical engineer in transfer of Optical Design to Opto-Mechanical mounting design including tolerance review for optical and/or metrology modules
  • Performs detailed design and component layout including: BoM, drawings, tolerancing and procedures for new or improved subsystems and validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis
  • Familiar with design aspects for volume manufacture, or DfX, such as design for cost, assembly, service etc.
  • Hands-on mechanical systems build and qualification, including assembly procedure development and process improvement
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Expert with mechanical design software (NX preferred) and product lifecycle management (PLM) software (Teamcenter preferred)
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP preferred) and engineering change (EC) order procedures
  • Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues
  • Leads and/or participates in preliminary and critical design reviews
  • Requirement to report on project progress with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with working in gated project development cycle (PDP) environment


May require supervision of contract resources, either in-house or farm-out


A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. This level is the fully qualified position. May assist more junior staff members with aspects of their job.


Works on moderately complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.


Goals generally communicated in project "objectives" terms. Work is independent and collaborative in nature. Provides regular updates to manager on project/account status.


  • Expert in solid modeling design and analysis software, NX preferred
  • Expert in the development of technical documentation to ensure quality manufacture of items and assemblies
  • Extensive experience with change management systems including PLM software (Teamcenter preferred), ERP software (SAP preferred) and the Engineering Change process
  • Expert with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ISO preferred)
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired: bills of material, assembly processes, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management from concept through full production release.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Travel within and outside the US may be required


Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, design & analysis software used to accomplish the job:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience
  • Experience in designing, fabrication, and testing of mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or opto-mechanical modules, and related system interfaces for semiconductor capital equipment tools (preferred)
  • Experience with design and analysis of complex, tight tolerance mechanical and/or opto-mechanical assemblies (including metrology modules)
  • Previous experience with metrology and/or laser system modules strongly desired
  • Experience with mechanical and/or opto-mechanical designs operating in adverse thermal and/or vibrational environments strongly desired


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level. The employee may occasionally work under manufacturing or laboratory environments, where the noise level is usually high.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.