Sr Mechanical Specialist

Rochester, NY



We are in search of a Mechanical Design Engineer with a strong background in design engineering. The candidate will provide engineering solutions to a diverse range of complex technical problems throughout LLE. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of machine component design, materials, knowledge of manufacturing processes and experience with complex mechanical systems. Experience in opto-mechanics, precision mechanics, tool and fixture design, high vacuum systems, and precision metrology is desired.


  • Develop conceptual and detailed designs of mechanical parts and assemblies based on project requirements.

  • Provide supporting safety and engineering analyses as required.

  • Prepare materials for engineering design reviews.

  • Prepare technical drawings in compliance with industry standards.

  • Work both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team.


AS or AAS or equivalent with 7+ years industry experience.

Proficient with CAD software, Siemens NX preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $75,650 - $113,464 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Laser Lab & COI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time