Mechanical Design Engineer (m/w/d)

Vollzeit Thorlabs GmbH in Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
  • Dortmund Auf der Karte ansehen
  • Veröffentlicht am: 14. September 2021
  • Bewerbung möglich bis zum: 14. Oktober 2021

Mechanical Design Engineer (m/w/d) bei Thorlabs GmbH in 44.379 Dortmund

We are the experts in the photonics industry. Numerous renowned research and development institutions as well as industrial customers appreciate this and use our products in their laboratories worldwide. Our company is constantly growing – grow with us! At Thorlabs Elliptec, we specialize in the design and production of OEM-grade motion control modules with products ranging from piezoelectric motors, actuators, and drive electronics, with a focus on compact modules that are purpose-built for systems integration. For our location in Dortmund, Germany, we are currently seeking a skilled

Mechanical Design Engineer (m/w/x).

A Mechanical Design Engineer designs products and ensures that they go through the development cycle into production in a timely manner and with all the information required for continuous manufacturability.

Working in a small diverse team of Engineers and in close collaboration with our UK site, this job role offers design creativity, technical challenges and the opportunity to work on multiple projects. At Thorlabs Elliptec, we provide you with the tools, resources and support to accelerate your experience and career development.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Design and improve mechanical mechanisms for precision motion control
  • To develop, assemble, test and evaluate theoretical designs following concurrence engineering approach
  • Produce detailed specifications of the product from data analysis gathered from testing
  • Discuss and review technical challenges with team members, sub-contractors, suppliers and manufacturing departments to find root cause and resolution to the problems
  • Ensure Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) is implemented in the design
  • Ensure Design for Compliance is implemented in the design
  • To make sure a product can be made reliably and
    will perform consistently in specified operating conditions
  • Planning and overseeing the product development
    and ensure deadlines are met


  • Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent experience or qualifications
  • Experience in product development with proven record of released products
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary project team to drive projects through to completion
  • An understanding of machinery directive safety legislation and compliance regulations
  • Experience with 3D and 2D modelling software, demonstrating a creative ability with attention to detail
  • Experience of producing high quality manufacturing drawings containing full tolerance and detailed finishing specifications
  • Experience with precision component design to micron level tolerances
  • Strong grasp of materials selection for a wide range of mechanical assemblies

Our corporate culture is based on mutual respect, openness and awareness of personal strengths. Flat hierarchies and direct communication channels strengthen our team spirit. Be part of the team and share the joy of success
with us – apply today! Please send us your cover letter and resume in English.

Thorlabs Elliptec GmbH Dortmund, Meinhardstrasse 3, 44379 Dortmund

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