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Coherent Mechanical Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Mechanical Engineer

  • Job ID:11980

  • Functional Area:Engineering

  • Position Type:Full Time - Regular

  • Experience Required:More than 10 years

  • Location:OR-Portland

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Tier:US02

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Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life—vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

Site Overview:

Coherent Laser Systems and Measurement (LSM) designs and manufactures precision solid state lasers for scientific, medical, instrumentation and vision markets, as well as calibrated laser measurement systems for a wide variety of laser type and power applications. The business provides critical technology to thousands of global customers with a wide range of products specifically tailored to satisfy demanding customer requirements.

As a Staff Mechanical Engineer in our Laser Systems and Measurements group, you will utilize your extensive knowledge and experience in Mechanical Engineering to solve unique and complex assignments in the design of lasers, laser engines and laser measurement systems.Responsibilities:

  • Create hardware specifications from product requirements.

  • Find solutions to advanced technical and systems engineering problems in the designs of lasers, laser engines and laser measurement systems.

  • Create designs that are manufacturable and reliable.

  • Work with project management to identify and mitigate technical risk.

  • Create and execute test strategies that demonstrate that designs meet requirements and specifications.

  • Use standard statistical tools and techniques to analyze and interpret test results.

  • Present and communicate analysis to project teams and management, effectively driving to decisions and conclusions

  • Help drive a robust FMEA process for system & subsystems

  • Contribute to project schedule development and predictability.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The knowledge to use the right tools to solve problems in statics, kinetics, reliability testing, root cause analysis and statistical analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, define testing requirements, qualify measurement systems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • At least 10 years of related experience with flow cytometry, microscopy or genomics testing system design.

  • Proven track-record of new product development that contributed to revenue growth.

  • An in-depth understanding of precision opto-mechanical design and systems engineering

  • Experience with machined and sheet metal part design and engineering materials selection including adhesives.

  • Experience with mechanical CAD tools (preferably SolidWorks 2019), FEA & CFD, tolerance analysis, GD&T.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.