Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Mechanical Engineer - Chelmsford, MA in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Description

Position Summary:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for an exciting opportunity to join our Product Optimization Engineering Organization. The candidate will support the design and manufacturing of Water Analysis Instruments used in industrial and lab environments. He/She will be exposed to multi-disciplined engineering principles and technologies to support electromechanical & electrochemical design, assembly and test. Responsibilities include supporting the dynamic fast paced environment of product and process optimization as well as sustaining production while maintaining compliance requirements. This hands-on position requires problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, excellent communication and project management skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Optimize current product designs to improve quality, reduce costs, increase market share and improve regulatory compliance

  • Create CAD models and engineering documents, work instructions, BOM’s and routings

  • Support new product introductions and ensure successful transition to volume manufacturing through design & process stabilization and optimization

  • Responsible for materials and component selection, specification, testing, and analysis

  • Develop and execute test plans to verify and validate new and existing designs

  • Troubleshoot systems and components for timely resolution to quality and production issues to meet production demands

  • Identify and drive continuous improvements and optimization of products and manufacturing processes to reduce costs and improve efficiency

  • Perform failure and root cause analysis on electromechanical & electrochemical assemblies

  • Led Engineering Change Request meetings

  • Identify design changes to resolve issues, obsolescence and improve manufacturability

  • Evaluate and disposition non-conforming material

  • Offer high level technical product support

  • Drive continuous improvement within Product Optimization Engineering Department

  • Prepare technical reports, analysis, recommendations for changes.

  • Manage engineering projects from concept to completion

  • Interface with and provide support to Manufacturing Engineering, R&D, Compliance Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Sales, and Product Management groups.


  • Requires a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Minimum 5 Years of experience mechanical design, manufacturing engineering, preferably within the instrumentation/laboratory equipment industry

  • Software proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, SolidWorks or CAD, ERP such as SAP or Oracle

  • Flexibility to change priorities based upon business needs

  • Cost take out and process improvement experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Familiar with root cause analysis methods

  • Sense of ownership & urgency with projects and work assignments

  • Familiar with Bill of Materials (BOM) and production routings

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently from engineering documents as well as in cross functional team environments

  • Lean & 6-Sigma knowledge: Green or Black Belt Certification preferred

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.