Mechanical Engineer

Ted Pella, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Engineering Department who strives to give the best service and support possible to both our internal and external customers. This is an excellent opportunity for a positive and self-motivated individual to join our engineering team and make a difference in our dynamic, growing organization. This position reports to the Engineering Manager and/or the Research & Development Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, construct and test mechanical prototypes and testbeds.
  • Create new products from idea, to proof of concept, through to the final, manufacturable product.
  • Design, develop, and test all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc.
  • May be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Provide Sustaining Engineering support on existing products and instruments.
  • Provide support to internal staff in Manufacturing and Customer Service.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Perform a variety of complicated tasks.
  • Conduct regular technical reviews throughout the product development process.
  • Contribute to concept generation for the new product development process.
  • Interface with internal and external customers to design new products and support existing products.
  • Analyze root cause and corrective action of line yield, field failures, safety, and manufacturing issues.

Job Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of mechanical design engineering experience is required.
  • Experience with development of scientific instrumentation as well as smaller items
  • CAD / SolidWorks proficiency is required.
  • Ability to work in mechanical design within multi-disciplinary projects
  • Responsible for configuration management and change control.
  • Superior problem diagnosis and solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills collaborating with co-workers and clients
  • Excellent and innate mechanical design aptitude
  • Results-oriented self-starting nature, with a demonstrated track record of success
  • A passion for delivering engineering excellence
  • Solid experience with a recent version of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Must submit to and pass a drug test and background check
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with current authorization to work in the U.S.

Technical Experience:

A broad range of product development experience is preferred with sound expertise in one or more areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials science
  • Experience in product and process engineering support
  • Vacuum technology experience is preferred.
  • Understanding of Design Qualification (DQ) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) process.
  • Low and high-volume manufacturing environments
  • Control systems and automation
  • Interfaces to electrical and software components and controls
  • Control systems and automation.


Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm and/or as needed.


Salary is commensurate with experience. This position includes Medical, Dental Insurance, and Life/AD&D Insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

To apply please send your resume to: