Mechanical Engineer / R&D

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Mechanical Engineer / R&D

PSI - Boston, MA

Physical Sciences Inc., located just north of Boston in Andover, seeks an entry-level to mid-level engineer (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or similar) to support R&D projects for advanced laser-based sensor systems. This Engineer will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team focused largely on the development and transition-to-production of optical sensing technologies used in environmental and industrial applications (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions reduction, process fluids sensors, standoff or airborne sensors). Recently, sensors developed and deployed include laser-based systems for the detection and quantification of ambient trace gases, or characterization of fuel streams, for the energy industry.

Key Job responsibilities include:
Required qualifications:
• Entry level candidate with B.S. (or greater) in Mechanical Engineering
• Demonstrated hands-on, laboratory testing experience
• Willingness to test and deploy sensor systems in the field
• Solid ability to communicate concepts, ideas, results to the interdisciplinary team
• Experience using CAD software (i.e. SolidWorks) to design, simulate, and procure components for assembly, demonstration, and test
• Willingness to learn on-the-job skills and wear multiple “hats”
• US citizenship is required

Additional desired skills:
• Experience with optical systems a significant plus
• Experience with benchtop electronics and diagnostic tools (i.e. oscilloscopes, multi-meters, power meters, lock-in amplifiers)
• Programming experiencing highly desirable (i.e. MATLAB, python, NI LabView or LabWindows, C/C++)
• Experience with data acquisition systems
• Modeling of physical (e.g. thermal) processes
• Optical sensing methods, spectroscopy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For a list of company benefits, visit PSI benefits.

Flexible spending accounts
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance