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Avo Photonics is a dynamic contract engineering services company that designs, develops and manufactures custom opto-electronic products for a large customer base. Members of our staff have the opportunity to design, prototype and produce next generation products for a diverse range of markets including environmental, medical, military, industrial, aerospace, and communications.

We seek a diligent, dedicated and meticulous person who will help to further our success and reputation in the industry through world-class customer service. The successful candidate must plan his/her own work schedule, keep multiple records, be self-motivated, maintain a professional presence, and have the desire to take ownership of projects.


  • Critically review customer’s opto-mechanical design requirements

  • Provide feedback, clarify open questions until requirements are understood

  • Assess if information provided is compatible with the budgeted hours and schedule

  • Clarify any perceived technical, budget, or schedule challenges with Program Manager

  • Critically review positional tolerances required by the developed optical design

  • Develop mechanical design that meets optical design and system level requirements, and results in a cost-effective, manufacturable, and high process yield product

  • Perform tolerance analyses and thermal modeling as needed

  • Collaborate with Product System and Process Engineers to ensure the product efficiently utilizes Avo’s manufacturing capabilities

  • Support Product System and Process Engineers in designing fixtures for manufacturing

  • Prepare technical presentations and participate in internal and external design reviews

  • Ensure assigned work remains within the budgeted hours and schedule


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering

  • 5 years of professional work experience, photonics industry preferred

  • Expert in using SolidWorks Mechanical Design Software

  • In-Depth knowledge of thermo-mechanical properties of materials used in product designs

  • Demonstrated ability to elegantly perform thermal and mechanical analyses

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Attributes: High attention to detail, personable, motivated, willing to take initiative, and strong observation skills

Apply today! Avo Photonics offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Avo Photonics is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Avo Photonics by any method without a valid written contract in place with Avo Photonics will be deemed the sole property of Avo Photonics. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Avo Photonics as a result of the referral or through any other means.

Mechanical Engineer

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