Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Fremont, CA at ITW Test & Measurement and Equipment

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Brooks Instrument is an industry leader in flow measurement and flow control products for critical applications, and a division of ITW (A Fortune 200 Company) is seeking candidates for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
This highly visible position will be based out of our facility in Fremont, CA. In addition to our California operations, Brooks maintains manufacturing locations in, Hungary, and Korea as well as our headquarters facility located in Hatfield, PA (Suburban
Philadelphia).  The Company also maintains sales offices throughout the world.  Our products are used in laboratory and process applications in end markets such as: life sciences, chemicals, semiconductor, analytical instruments, nuclear, and solar cells.

Basic Function                                                                                                     

 The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible to plan, schedule and implement project engineering efforts related to mechanical design of flow instruments. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Develop new mechanical flow measurement and control technologies (sensors, valves, meter bodies, flow elements, enclosures, etc.) in the field of pressure-based mass flow control.
  • Evaluate architecture options for pressure based Mass Flow Controllers including but not limited orifice based, laminar flow element based and other technologies.
  • Develop state of the art valve technologies in line with current semiconductor manufacturing requirements.
  • Evaluate and develop pressure sensor designs including robust packaging options for fluid flow.
  • Directly plan product test processes, work with manufacturing and service organizations to implement and validate them in production.
  • Direct the design and build of molded, welded, etched, stamped, machined, and extruded components.  
  • Develop and/or interpret complex 3D CAD drawings in SolidWorks, AutoCAD or other CAD packages.
  • Implement and validate new designs at global manufacturing sites and service centers.
  • Participate in streamlining the global BOM, part numbering system, and product configuration systems.
  • Develop mechanical product designs and processes for flow control devices.
  • Market and Engineering design requirements gathering.
  • Design verification and validation testing of new designs.
  • Implement and validate new designs at global manufacturing sites and service centers.
  • Assist in the design and redesign of products.
  • Initiate and assist in implementation of ECN’s.
  • Plan and conduct design-support work to maintain project timing.
  • Design assignments that may occasionally be broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity.
  • Support company continuous improvement initiatives, particularly as related to product quality.
  • Maintain and enhance department safety policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience     
  • BS in engineering required, Mechanical Engineering required. MS or PhD in Engineering a plus.
  • 10+ years' experience in mechanical design of flow component/instrumentation/electromechanical devices required.
  • Experience in manufacturing and assembly a plus.
  • Experience in mass flow control technology, specifically pressure based mass flow controllers a plus.
  • Ability to lead and make technical contributions to a multi-disciplinary team required.
  • Experience in experimental design, testing and analysis required.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook Required.
  • Technical report writing skills required.
  • Ability to generate engineering standards required.
  • Ability to lead and manage large scale projects required.
  • Ability to read and understand detailed technical drawings and specifications required.
  • 3D CAD Modeling, Drawing generation and CAD database experience desired.
  • MathCAD, Simulink, LabView, Python, FEA Analysis experience a plus.
  • Related experience or training in the following areas desired:
    • Process control instrumentation
    • Metrology
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Calibration 

Our employees enjoy competitive, merit-based salary plus excellent benefits including:

  •  Health and dental insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance / Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K plan with generous company match
  • Vacation, personal days and holidays
  • Continuing education reimbursement program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition assistance

 The opportunity to join a well-established (70+ years in business) yet dynamically changing organization that works together as a team to meet the challenges of satisfying customers’ needs and managing rapid growth to better compete in a global marketplace.


ITW Company Overview


ITW was built on innovation and the strength of new ideas. These values have helped us expand into multiple platforms in nearly 60 countries. But at each of our businesses, the independent entrepreneurial spirit and freedom to innovate remain strong. It’s the
highly talented people at ITW businesses all over the world who drive our success through new products and customer driven solutions. Together, we are ITW—a Fortune 200 company that has prospered for 100 years, and changed the way people live and work, all
over the world.


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Brooks Instrument is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.