Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: North Reading, MA, US

Company: Teradyne

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!

Organization & Role

We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Platform Engineering, to be located in North Reading MA, to lead a variety of platform product development initiatives for our next generation Semiconductor Testers. In the Platform Engineering Group we focus on developing state of the art industry leading Semiconductor Equipment. This individual will create innovative, but also sound technical solutions to complex engineering problems. They will also identify essential requirements and key technical risks. This individual will work closely with Product Marketing and Systems Engineering to understand customer needs, and with product development teams to implement design solutions for New Product Introduction and High Volume Manufacturing.


In this role you will:

  • Work under consultive direction towards predetermined mid and long-term goals as a subject matter expert
  • Synthesize requirements from multiple market segments and applications
  • Develop high-level business objectives into discrete, specific product design requirements
  • Consistently lead and collaborate with development teams in key areas such as providing communication clarity, technical guidance, trade-off analysis, project scheduling, and change management
  • Effectively collaborate with global supply base to arrive at economically viable solutions

Develop industry leading Platform products based on sound engineering principles that: 

  • Include scalable electro-mechanical architectures
  • Provide signal delivery solutions for precision electro-mechanical mass termination docking systems
  • Provide the highest reliability in various thermal operating environments
  • Consider end user constraints, cost, and time to market 
  • Deliver solutions for the latest generation of advanced semiconductor testing

 Long-term expectations for this position include:

  • Participates and influences the development of long-term technical capability roadmaps to support market changes over time
  • Contributes to initiatives throughout the company as a subject matter expert for customer platform considerations, challenges, and solutions
  • Routinely creates innovative ideas, intellectual property, technical publications, or presentations

Essential Functions:
Candidates filling this position are expected to demonstrate advanced principles and concepts in the field of mechanical engineering, while contributing to the development of new principles and concepts, as required.  The candidate will be expected to work on complex problems and provide solutions which are innovative, under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals.  Successful candidates will demonstrate independence to pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results, utilizing consultation and reviews with peers and management staff as additional support to achieve the organization’s objectives and / or technical challenges. Some filling this role can act as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs, or act as an advisor to management and customers, partners, suppliers on advanced technical issues and applications.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

This qualified individual will have experience using the following tools: 

  • SOLIDWORKS for CAD (computer aided design) , FEA (finite element analysis), and PDM (product data management)
  • In depth knowledge of GD&T standards and applied experienced.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including presentations, (Customer, internal and management).
  • Writes and communicates critical reports.  Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Leads complex design reviews, internally and customer.  Expert technical writing skills (procedures, reports, etc.)
  • Competent complex problem solving/troubleshooting skills for both components and subsystems.
  • Promotes a cross-functional project team environment, communicates with customer facing teams and leads small teams.
  • May participate in setting technical direction/product strategies, working with the Systems Engineering team. Provides technical problems-solving guidance to others.
  • Working knowledge of SEMI standards and the ability to apply complex groupings of standards into designs.


Must possess the following:

  • Initiative, motivation, and drive to bring highly integrated and complex products to market
  • Disciplined and methodical engineering rigor and careful attention to detail
  • Leadership and communication skills for effective influence with customers, internal teammates, and suppliers worldwide
  • Proficiency in fundamentals of machine design: structural analysis, tolerances, precision alignment, actuators, bearings, mechanical properties of materials
  • Competency in material selection, manufacturing processes, mechanical fabrication methods, and high density electronics packaging and integration


  • Minimum B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum 12 years of experience in machine design or semiconductor equipment design.
  • Post-graduate technical degree strongly desired.
  • Experience in developing semiconductor manufacturing and test equipment is a plus.


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