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Mechanical Engineer

ID:  4867
Function:  Engineering

North Reading, MA, US

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, Test Cell Engineering, North Reading, MA., to lead a variety of Test Cell product development initiatives for our next generation Semiconductor Test platforms. 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
  • Synthesize requirements from multiple market segments and applications
  • Develop high-level business objectives into discrete, specific product design requirements
  • Effectively interact with customers to solve problems and build collaborative relationships
  • 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 Test Cell products based on sound engineering principles that: 

  • Provide universal, dedicated, and multi-function robots for test head manipulation
  • Provide docking systems for precision electro-mechanical test head alignment and clamping
  • Create interface standards for production testing with adjacent material handling systems
  • Include measures for failsafe operation
  • 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 test cell considerations, challenges, and solutions
  • Routinely creates innovative ideas, intellectual property, technical publications, or presentations

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).


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, and mechanical fabrication methods





Minimum B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum 10 years of experience in machine design.  
Experience in developing semiconductor manufacturing and test equipment is a plus. 





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