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Mechanical Design Engineer Position Available in Charlottesville, VA

Question asked by Patrick Gollinger on May 27, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2016 by Soham Wavare

Mechanical Design Engineer

@ MikroSystems in Charlottesville, VA



To apply for this position, please use a computer to fully complete our application form and upload your résumé on our website at:


Our application form cannot be accessed by phone. 




Mikro Systems’ patented TOMO manufacturing platform allows us to create high performance products with reduced R&D time and improved manufacturing processes.  Our partners include global high-technology manufacturing companies and government agencies.


We are currently looking for an innovative Mechanical Design Engineer who has strong skills and experience in tool design using Solidworks or other equivalent design tools. This new team member will participate in the planning, design and implementation of all aspects of the tooling and fixtures needed in our high-precision production environment.


If you enjoy working in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and innovative design environment; possess the desire to participate in the execution of our company’s innovation and commercialization process leveraging product development and innovative engineering disciplines; like to think outside the box, value hands-on learning, and have the qualifications listed below, this job may be a great fit for you.


Job Qualifications:


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred;
  • At least 7 years of on-the-job experience in mechanical engineering and tooling design;
  • Must be a “US person”.   A citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident alien of the US, (a "Green Card" holder)
  • Solidworks CSWP-Surfacing certification or comparable skill level; (for information on this, go to
  • The creativity, imagination, and determination to envision and execute novel solutions to diverse engineering challenges; and
  • The discipline and follow-through to fully document problem statements, observations, conclusions, calculations and recommendations;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to independently analyze and achieve problem resolution using standard engineering techniques;
  • Proficiency in the following:
    • Advanced 3D CAD techniques such as complex surfacing and large patterning;
    • Drafting to ANSI standards;
    • Investment casting and molding tooling design (molding and casting experience would be a plus);
    • Working with tight tolerance requirements and performing tolerance stack-up analyses;
    • Standard manufacturing principles such as milling, turning, grinding and EDM;
    • Basic project management.


  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with lithographic manufacturing techniques is a plus.
  • Working with customers and experience with design for manufacturing discipline is helpful.
  • Experience with investment casting for aerospace and gas turbines is a plus.
  • Tool and Die experience helpful.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with program managers and manufacturing department heads to meet company objectives.
  • Update and revise detailed design plans during the execution of a project order and communicate all process changes and revisions as needed.
  • As part of the engineering team, assist with maintaining current drawings and orientation information per ISO standards.
  • Assist with organizing, scheduling, tracking and progress-reporting on engineering submittals and deliverables.
  • Assist with the resolution of any testing and manufacturing issues and problems during the execution of the project order.


Mikro Systems offers a stimulating and challenging work environment and a generous benefits package that offers Health, Dental, Accident, Life, Short-term and Long-term insurance coverages.  Work location is in Charlottesville, VA and normal work hours are currently Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with an hour for lunch. 


Remote work may be available, with occasional site visits required, on a case by case basis.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.


To apply for this position, please use a computer to fully complete our application form and upload your résumé on our website at:


If you’d like to submit both a cover letter and résumé with your application, you’ll need to combine them into one document before uploading.


Our application form cannot be accessed by phone. 


Mikro Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to building and maintaining diversity in our workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


If you require accommodation for a disability in order to apply for this position, please call


434-244-6480, extension 207, for assistance.  All others, please follow the instructions above.