Systems Engineer | Thorlabs, Inc.

Date Posted: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

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Position Location: 
Sterling, VA
Job Description: 

The position researches, plans, and designs mechanical products and systems. This position directs and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, and repair of mechanical products and systems.

Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:

  • Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposal and specifications to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Designs products or systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines, and mechanical systems.
  • Plans/directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and development of methods & procedures for testing.
  • Directs and coordinates fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Responsible for data entry, document revision and control in the Thorlabs ERP system.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in mechanical engineering design.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field or equivalent working experience

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge on SolidWorks or similar 3D modeling software.
  • Strong proficiency in MS office and communication tools.
  • Excellent statistical data analysis and problem solving abilities.
  • Effectively reports progress and problems through written or oral reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong innovation skill.
  • Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment.

***Please be sure to complete an application on the Company’s career site for consideration. Direct link provided below:**

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.