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Cymer, Inc.

Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, and is pioneering new crystallization tools for the flat panel display industry. We are Leading the Light Generation. Read More

Address      Cymer USA Headquarters 17075 Thornmint Ct. San Diego, CA 92127
Website      www.cymer.com/
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Mechanical Design Engineer

Performs a variety of engineering tasks including designing, developing, testing, analyzing, troubleshooting and implementing subassemblies and modules.  Creates and evaluates designs to meet requirements of specified applications.  Design activities include stress, thermal analysis, and tolerances.  Researches and selects future key suppliers for consideration as turn-key providers of sub-systems.  Develops resolutions to critical issues and broad design matters.  Works on issues that impact design/selling success or address future concepts, products, or technologies.  May assist in the negotiation of major contracts involving large dollar amounts.  Monitors the cost, schedule, and performance aspects of key suppliers under contracts.  Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to source critical supply requirements and drive new product development.

    * Assists with an assigned light source sub-system project through direct technical advice, schematics/design, approvals, and collaboration with Development Engineering team.
    * Assumes engineering responsibility for module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp.
    * Assumes engineering responsibility for component and subassembly test development, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting.
    * Provides a broad mechanical engineering design background and performs mechanical engineering analysis (stress, fluids, vibrations, thermal), design for control and distribution of inert and hazardous gases, air and water handling for thermal management of equipment and enclosures, large enclosure design, electrical component packaging, mechanical structural mounts and fixtures, design for manufacturability in low volume products, and design for configuration management.
    * Generates module or system concepts to meet product requirements.
    * Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
    * Performs detailed design and component layout for new or improved subsystems.
    * Performs tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.
    * Manages a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.
    * Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
    * Drives full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
    * Designs verification testing.
    * Supports development activities using the Product Development Process including concept reviews, design reviews, proto builds, pilot builds, verification testing, etc., with records and completion of all open action items.
    * Responsible for the research and selection of new suppliers with potential for turn-key provision of key subsystems.  Responsible for providing technical expertise in the core technology area of the potential suppliers to reveal best design path and performance and cost from future subsystem purchases.
    * Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.  Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers.
    * Performs cost analysis and pilot volume planning for major commodities (e.g. materials, components, equipment and services).
    * Monitors the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value.
    * Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
    * May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing.
    * Establishes objectives and assignments to relevant internal or external resource and monitors/guides as needed to ensure task completion of milestones and project deliverables.
    * Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
    * Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.


    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    * Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
    * Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
    * Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
    * Experience with creativity in solving complex design problems.
    * Experience in solid modeling, ProEngineer desired.
    * Experience in Finite Element Analysis, such as ProMechanica or Ansys desired.
    * Training and experience with Pro E, Mechanica, and/or other design/analysis packages is required.
    * Experience with Product Development tasks desired: bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management.
    * Applies knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
    * Travel within and outside the US may be required.
    * Requires project management skills in managing projects/activities.
    * Experience with phased new product development processes from concept through full production release.

Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Minimum of five (5) years of experience is required.

    * Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.  Advanced degree preferred.
    * Experience in designing, fabrication, and testing of mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or opto-mechanical modules, and related system interfaces for capital equipment tools.
    * Previous experience with lasers and laser systems strongly desired.
    * Experience with product development 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.

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