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27 May 2022

Full-Time Supervisor, Mechanical Engineering

Veeco Instruments, Inc. – Posted by VeecoMEJobs Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Making a Material Difference is at the core of our DNA. For more than 30 years, we have developed differentiated technologies and built expertise and know-how that has enabled world-changing devices such as LED lighting, data storage, advanced computing and mobile devices to reach industrial scale. We help customers overcome technical and cost barriers that make it possible to convert novel materials into high-yielding device performance at production volumes. Our customers produce the newest, fastest, smallest, and most efficient electronic components used in devices to help deliver a better world.

We serve the semiconductor and emerging high-growth markets. Our process equipment and technology are used to manufacture advanced semiconductors, LEDs, displays, photonics, VCSELs, power electronics, compound semiconductors, hard disk drives, MEMS and wireless chips.


This Mechanical Engineering-Plumbing Supervisor position, which is based in Horsham, PA, will be responsible for leading the mechanical design and development of process plumbing systems within complex wafer processing equipment involving wet processing technologies used in the manufacturing of semiconductor components. This person will provide technical and ETO (engineering-to-order) project leadership for this mechanical-plumbing team. The team will be involved in all phases of the process, from defining and understanding of the requirements, through development of the product, to successful product realization and customer acceptance, also working closely with other engineering functions and Manufacturing Operations. The Supervisor’s support of existing products includes CIP (Continuous Improvement Programs), obsolescence, support of manufacturing engineering, and support for field and factory escalations. This is a high-energy, fast-paced position with a strong focus on driving process and team improvements to help grow the business to the next level.


  • Direct & lead all aspects of Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering activities within the PSP/Horsham location; supervise and mentor team members, including outsourced vendors & consultants
  • Define mechanical/plumbing design specifications based on customer requirements and industry standards; verify design intent and ensure compliance with regulatory/safety requirements
  • Lead team through all phases of the design process for new product and continuous product improvement programs, including concept, prototyping, development, qualification, and production
  • Ensure that programs are executed on time, within budget, and meet design specifications and cost targets, industry standards and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and present mechanical designs at peer reviews and cross function design reviews
  • Interface with electrical, process and software engineering, marketing, and operations
  • Support Field Service and customers by answering technical questions and troubleshooting
  • Continually look for opportunities to increase efficiency of the design and build processes
  • Establish goals and performance metrics to improve work product quality and efficiency
  • Support supply chain with mechanical material procurement efforts within project deadlines
  • Direct involvement in prototype development; develop test plans and design of experiments


Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 5 years of experience or a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 3 years of related experience is required. Increasing responsibility designing and developing capital equipment is preferred. Must be proficient using SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SAP or a similar MRP system. Experience with project management and team leadership is also a must.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience developing capital equipment, experience in semiconductor industry a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team, able to take initiative, own full projects, and lead team of mechanical/plumbing engineers
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects within specified time and budgetary restrictions
  • Ability to read and understand Plumbing and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • Familiarity with plumbing system design using standard and custom components used in high purity gas and wet chemical processing equipment (valves, fittings, etc.)
  • Knowledge of industrial control systems, sensors, automation, robotics, instrumentation, electronic packaging, SEMI regulatory standards a plus
  • Experience in designing equipment used in a cleanroom environment is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, written & verbal; ability to make technical presentations
  • Skilled in standard drafting practices within SolidWorks, part detailing & ANSI tolerancing
  • Familiarity with packaging of plumbing components & standard metal parts fabrication, machined & sheet metal
  • General knowledge of electrical and software engineering disciplines
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to drive change and improvements within the team
  • In-depth understanding of the product design phase gate review process
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (including Project, Teams)
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time to customer sites and/or supplier facilities on an as-needed basis

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Job Categories: General Mechanical Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: AutoCAD, capital equipment and Solidworks.


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