Staff Opto-Mechanical Engineer | Veeco/UltraTech

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Position Location: 
San Jose, CA
Job Description: 

Veeco (NASDAQ: VECO) is a leading manufacturer of innovative semiconductor process equipment. Our proven MOCVD, lithography, laser annealing, ion beam and single wafer etch & clean technologies play an integral role in producing LEDs for solid-state lighting and displays, and in the fabrication of advanced semiconductor devices. With equipment designed to maximize performance, yield and cost of ownership, Veeco holds technology leadership positions in all these served markets.


As one of the world’s leading suppliers of low-cost, high-productivity capital manufacturing equipment, Ultratech, a division of Veeco, brings vital imaging and processing capabilities to the semiconductor market. Each product family has been tailored to meet specific applications or market requirements, while delivering the technical leadership and cost-effective system performance customers have come to expect from Veeco. The Ultratech division has implemented and maintains an Environmental Management System.

Veeco's UltraTech Business Unit is hiring a Staff Mechanical Engineer to develop precision mechanical designs for complex systems. The person in this role will have knowledge of fundamental optics principles and will have experience with finite element analysis.


  • Develop precision mechanical designs for complex systems in Ultratech’s laser annealing, photolithography, and inspection product lines
  • Provide high-level design leadership and problemsolving
  • Quickly develop an understanding of existing products and markets, and translate new market and system requirements into designcriteria
  • Analyze concepts and conceive designs to meet aggressive product cost andmarket timingneeds
  • Execute Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and breadboard testing when needed toguide designs and retire risk
  • Create part drawings, assembly drawings, and models in SolidWorks to Ultratech standards
  • Build and testprototypes
  • Design and conduct tests to validate design compliance torequirements
  • Prepare and deliver designreviews
  • Create bills of materials, compose assembly and installation instructions, and execute engineering change orders to release designs toproduction
  • Collaborate with systems, electrical, optical, and software engineers to integrate subsystems intodesigns
  • Interface with suppliers or outside engineering groups when needed to complete projects
  • Contribute to multiple simultaneous projects of varyingscope


BS in Mechanical Engineering and at least 12 years of precision machine design experience or an MS and 8 years of relevant experience or a PhD and 5 years of relevant experience is required. Advanced degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks (preferred) for modeling and creating detail andassembly
  • Familiarity with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and PDMsystems
  • Proficiency in FEA for stress and thermalanalysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: dynamic motion systems and controls, optomechanical design, and/or heat management and thermal stabilization (knowledge of semiconductor capital equipment design conventions and standardsdesirable)
  • Clear communication of design concepts andresults
  • Quick adaptability to Ultratech standards and practices
  • Effectively collaborate with engineers and technicians of varying levels of experience andknowledge

Veeco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.