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Mechanical Engineer II

Lawrence, Massachusetts

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Lawrence, Massachusetts Status Regular Job ID JR-025994

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.


Reporting to the Lead Mechanical Engineer, the Mechanical Engineer II will aide Nexcelom Bioscience in providing researchers with cutting edge Image Cytometry tools. As a part of the product development team, this position is responsible for the mechanical design, analyses, testing and documentation of new products and improvements, to meet marketing requirements and customer specifications.


●      Lead the analyses, design and documentation of mechanical hardware for subsystem design

●      Create, update and review engineering drawings

●      Responsible for prototype builds and hardware validation

●      Design and execute tests and experiments to evaluate system performance

●      Generate the necessary documentation to facilitate ECRs/ECOs

●      Ensure the consistent application of engineering best practices and product development processes to meet ISO 9001 standards

●      Collaborate with R&D, Production, Sales, and Marketing during the product development lifecycle

●      Be a resource for technical support and field service issues, either remotely or on-site

●      Provide technical support to the production department, reagent development, quality assurance and software teams as needed

●      Ensure tasks and projects are completed on schedule 


●      B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or M.S. in Mechanical engineering (MSME)

●      2-5 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering


●      Solid understanding of materials science, heat transfer, mechanics, statics, kinematics, and dynamics

●      Experience with electronics (Cables, PCB layout, SBCs, touchscreens, etc.)

●      Any optics/illumination experience would be highly desirable

●      Proficient with parametric modeling using Autodesk Inventor or equivalent

●      Able to apply GD&T to part drawings in order to ensure proper part fit up

●      Experience analyzing and designing mechanical systems using stepper motors, lead screws, gears, belts, etc.

●      Strong organizational and verbal/written communication skills

●      Basic understanding in DFA, and DFM concepts

●      Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office (word, excel, and power point)

●      Must possess very strong analytical abilities and task management skills

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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