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    Mechanical Engineer R&D – Transmission electron microscopy

    Pushing the boundaries of discovery
    With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manufacture, and support the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.
    Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200 people is dedicated to customers pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

    About Thermo Fisher Scientific
    When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

    As the world leader in serving science, we empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of over $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 55,000 extraordinary minds the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

    Check out these video’s to get more insight in what it means to work on our complex High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). These high-end tools are being produced and developed in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

    FEI’s corporate organization
    Inside the FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope
    How to make a microscope
    The installation of a Talos System at the University of Chicago

    The Position

    A part of the R&D organization is the Advanced Technology (AT) group in Eindhoven. This group is responsible for the initiation and development of new technology concepts in High-end Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). We focus on Proof-of-Principle and Proof-of Concept activities. Our program is based on Technology and Marketing roadmaps. This multi-disciplinary team works on various different microscope components that enable the primary functionality of the microscope: imaging contrast, new detection concepts, electron optics, workflow support and computational infrastructure, image processing and artificial intelligence, in situ Electron Microscopy and prototype module development and testing.

    As Mechanical Designer you will be part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team and you will be responsible for the mechanical infrastructure designs of new optics components and detector modules. You will work closely with a team of scientists specialized in optics and detection, you will be connected to the mechanical engineers working in the product development team.
    You will typically be involved in 2 to 3 projects or activities in parallel. In these projects you can see your mechanical designs grow from a conceptual idea to a fully functional prototype ready to transfer to development for full integration. As spokesperson for your designs you will be in contact with the team members and will communicate directly on requests related to your designs. You will also be in charge to work together with procurement in the selection of the suppliers and you will lead the technical communications with those suppliers. The decisions made by you and the team you work with will have direct business impact. Your challenge will be to find solutions for technological complex mechanical problems, meeting the needs of all your stakeholders, combining short term goals with long term needs. You will report directly to the Manager R&D of the Contrast&Detection and Optics group.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Translate optical and detector concepts into mechanical requirements

    Define and specify new designs and drive them to results.
    Define test plans and strategies, take ownership

    Design for prototypes, which can also be ready for productization
    Follow the internal mechanical developments in other departments
    Support, steer and motivate external mechanical designers (suppliers)

    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

    University degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering.

    • 5-10 years of relevant experience and proven results in a similar function.
    • Experience with high tech mechanical constructions for professional industry.
    • Experience with UG-NX or other 3DCAD, FEM.
    • Experience with enclosures, hoists, seismic calculations, certifications and volume management is a preference
    • Experience with high vacuum systems is required
    • Experience with active and passive cooling techniques is a preference

    We seek candidates that take initiative, are self-steering, self-confident and conceptual thinkers. Outside of excellent communicator, you’re a team player and can switch easily to any level in our organization. You have perseverance, are decisive and target driven with a proven quality-, cost- and time-focus. You combine a strong analytical view with a pragmatic attitude and are able to flex yourself in a dynamic product development environment. You are value oriented and able to set and act according priorities at the same time.

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

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