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INFICON Senior Mechanical Engineer in East Syracuse, New York


Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for the design and development of new ideas and solutions for new product development as well as supporting current products modification and improvements based on in-service needs and market strategy. You will support the concept, design and implementation of mechanical parts, sub-assemblies and final products. You will work closely with a new product development team of engineers, scientists, operations, advanced procurement, and marketing personnel on efficiently managed project teams where you are expected to meet or exceed performance, cost, and time line goals.

Job Purpose

To design, develop, analyze, and test ideas and solutions for new product development as well as supporting current products which may include investigating, root cause analysis, modifying and/or improving. The Senior Mechanical Engineer provides expert knowledge of mechanical design and product development techniques of new products

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, analyze, troubleshoot, and sustain INFICON products

  • Lead day-to-day product development efforts

  • Represents the mechanical development aspect of product development in product planning meetings

  • Mentor less experienced engineers in the products, technologies, and development of INFICON products

Basic Job Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot design, manufacturing, quality and/or supply chain related issues

  • Ability to generate reports, technical documentation, design reviews, and analyses.

  • Ability to design quality solutions that are manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable that meet INFICON product specifications

  • Ability to coordinate among multiple stakeholders outside of the mechanical engineering department

  • Industry experience designing solutions for the technologies used by INFICON

  • Ability to supervise and provide technical direction to more junior engineers and/or technicians


The Senior Mechanical Engineering position demonstrates leadership, shows solid decision making ability, possesses a solid a solid foundation in mechanical design fundamentals and has extensive experience working and interacting within a corporate environment. Successful employees in this role will demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Continual effort to increase his/her technical abilities and education

  • Recognizes when aspects of a task exceed his/her current abilities and seeks out internal or external assistance, as needed

  • Demonstrates maturity when interacting with others (such as the members of his/her team, internal/external customers, and other colleagues)

  • Acts as a role model and mentor to more junior members of teams and projects as needed

  • Leads technical/design discussion as an expert on specific products and/or development processes

  • Leads the development efforts on projects, even when stepping outside of his/her comfort zone and working with new techniques or technologies

Education and/or Experience

This represents the minimal education and years of experience essential for acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to carrying out the major duties described above. Please note this may or may not equate to the person’s education/experience.

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Technology; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Technology or related

  • Approximately seven years of industry experience, depending upon the ability of the job candidate to demonstrate the above behaviors

Certifications/License None.

Leadership Responsibilities and Reporting Relationships

The Senior Mechanical Engineer directly reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager. The Senior Mechanical Engineer may be assigned temporary leadership or mentorship responsibilities at the discretion of the Mechanical Engineering Manager. Such responsibilities will be limited in scope (i.e. a single project or technical area) and focus on transfer of knowledge and guidance within the Senior Mechanical Engineer’s areas of expertise.

Physical Requirements

This role requires lifting, carrying, and/or pushing up to 30lbs occasionally (less than 5% of the time).


The above is a limited list of responsibilities and not inclusive. There may be times when the employee will be expected to perform duties outside this scope. When duties and responsibilities change this job description will be reviewed and subject to changes based on business necessity.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)