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Principal Mechanical Engineer at Edwards Vacuum, LLC

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Edwards Vacuum, LLC Chelmsford, Essex Full Time

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer

Location: Chelmsford, MA

Manager's Job Title: NPI Mechanical Engineering Manager

Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and techniques to the development of state-of-the-art cooling systems for semiconductor process tools, and to resolve related technical problems on the forefront of new technologies. Interfaces with all relevant personnel to ensure successful completion of new system development activities.


  • Lead Designer for New Product and Technology Introduction for Semiconductor Cryogenic Solutions
  • Work on Product Feasibility with in-house teams of Material Scientists and Application Specialists
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and plans method of approach and organizes means to achieve solution of complex technical problems
  • Guide teams to build and evaluate Prototypes to fulfill User and System Requirements. Exercise Design Making Authority on choice of Prototype for Final Design and Verification 
  • Guide Technical Staff on statistical process control techniques to evaluate the reliability of the product. Review test data with Test Engineering during testing and from production, document thoroughly and make recommendations as applicable
  • Publish Technical Bulletins and Publications
  • Participate in Annual Conferences in the areas of cryogenics and refrigeration 
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting project tasks based on assessment of basic parametric design constraints
  • Establishes and defines the theoretical basis and principles which should apply and determines time, expense and staffing needed for successful project completion
  • Screen new or redesign product proposals for engineering feasibility and establish rough estimate costing
  • Requirements:

  • Requires a BS or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10-15 years of related experience with proven, consistent record of accomplishments in advanced cooling system product development, and relevant project management skills.
  • Solid knowledge of thermodynamic systems, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, controls and instrumentation as applied to advanced cooling system development
  • Strong project management skills essential along with liason and understanding of customer requirements to ensure product meets customer deadlines, reliability and safety expectations
  • Job Scope:

  • This job will be based out of Chelmsford Mass / Haverhill Mass
  • The job requires strong communication skills with a wide range of audience including Customers and Internal Stakeholders outside and within R&D Team 
  • The work entails focus on Technical Risk Management as well as Planning and Guidance on Critical Technical Tasks 
  • Money Measures – an annual budget or revenue which this role is directly responsible for, or the percentage of their operational/departmental budget/revenue target this role will manage
  • The role has direct accountability for success of NPI Programs. These programs can offer significant value to the business
  • The role will need a strong collaborator who works with R&D Leadership as well as Product Management and Manufacturing
  • About Edwards

    Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

    Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.


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    • Mechanical Engineering
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    • Test Engineering
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    • Testing
    • Fluid Dynamics
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    Job ID: 154887e46548