Mechanical Engineer at Coherent in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent is a world leader of lasers and laser-based technology for materials processing, microelectronics, scientific, life sciences and medical customers. The light we deliver touches almost every aspect of human life-vision correction to cell analysis, precision welding to 3-D metal printing, gravity wave detection to brain research. Put your talents to work at Coherent where you can create and innovate enabling technologies that will push the frontiers of science and technology.

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work in our Defense R&D and Manufacturing group in East Granby, Connecticut. This role centers on the design of fiber laser amplifiers and includes significant levels of communication with supply chain, outside mechanical design and analysis contractors, fabrication vendors and the R&D team.


  • Mechanical design of fiber lasers using Solidworks

  • Communicate progress to management and internal stake holders

  • Interaction with vendors of fabricated parts

  • Guidance of external design and analysis vendors

  • Structured use of PDM and BOM systems

  • Promote investigation and application of new technologies and industry trends to product design

  • Lead DFM efforts to decrease errors and assembly time of products

  • Participate in new product development programs

Education and Work Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in an engineering degree program (Mechanical preferred) plus 2 years of work experience

  • Previous experience in product design with a solids package, preferably Solidworks

  • Hands on experience in assembly of technical devices

  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with lasers or laser design

  • Experience in creating / using standard practices and macros in Solidworks

  • Knowledge of machining and fabrication practices

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills - comfortable working across a variety of functions and levels


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.