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Sr. Mechanical Engineer: Optical Components & Fixtures

Albuquerque, NM 87109-4358

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8404 Pay Rate: 110,000

Senior Component Engineer
- Albuquerque, NM

Optical Components - Fixtures & Tools

Career Transitions Holdings is currently recruiting for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with a background in designing & testing high precision fixtures and tools, utilizing Solidworks software that will support the manufacturing of optical networking products.  this role will complement a growing talented engineering team of a rapidly expanding high tech manufacturer serving a diversified manufacturing base.    


  • Design mechanical components and fixtures with very tight tolerances in support of sub-micron precision pick & place tools, optical alignment tools and optical test sets.
  • Design and build components, fixtures and test stations in test requiring precision temperature control
  • Mechanical design targeting highly constrained size and weight components
  • Create detailed 3D drawings of high precision components in SolidWorks that enhance capabilities of existing manufacturing, test and burn-in tools
  • Recommend materials selection for the machined parts
  • Rapid creation of prototype parts
  • Mechanical assembly and prove-in of new fixtures and tools
  • Collaborate with local and overseas machine shops for parts fabrication.


Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering ( BSME ) with a minimum of 10+ years of experience designing and testing high precision fixtures and tools.  Expert proficiency with Solidworks software.  Other key elements of a successful candidate include:

  • Familiar with fiber optics products and working with optical fibers
  • Experience in sub-micron optical alignment of lasers and fibers
  • Experience with wide range of epoxies
  • Thorough understanding of materials and their effects on component performance
  • This is a lead role and requires someone who is highly motivated and a team-player. Must be able to share knowledge, work collaboratively, and support other groups within the organization

Send resume to Dan Witters for review at

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