Mechanical Design Engineer

Application ends: March 28, 2025

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Mechanical Design Engineer, Vacuum Systems


As the Mechanical Design Engineer Vacuum Systems at VaporTech in Longmont, CO, you will use your advanced knowledge of thin film deposition systems to drive innovation and continuous improvement for VaporTech’s vacuum process equipment. You will interface and collaborate closely with other team members and VaporTech departments as required to drive product development and product improvement activities to completion. Vacuum deposition system experience is required. This position is required to work on-site.


About VaporTech

VaporTech thin film deposition systems allow our customers to apply functional, durable, and high-performance coatings and finishes on a broad range of consumer and industrial products.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute mechanical designs for complex vacuum deposition systems and subsystems.
  • Perform analysis as necessary to validate design concepts, prepare and perform design reviews with a focus on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).
  • Design machine parts and assemblies using SolidWorks, SolidWorks PDM and the VaporTech ERP system.
  • Prepare assembly and detailed drawings utilizing GD&T.
  • Collaborate with purchasing to qualify vendors for fabrication and sourcing of parts and components.
  • Drive to established budgets and timelines relative to project tasks. Understands system cost/quality/time considerations and works to present tradeoffs and support decision-making activities.
  • Work on shop floor to resolve design conflicts and proactively identify improvements for manufacturing cost and ease of assembly.



  • Experience in designing vacuum deposition systems for functional/performance coatings is required.
  • Strong understanding of the design and/or integration of deposition sources like Magnetron Sputter Cathodes (DC, pulsed DC, balanced or unbalanced, HIPIMS) and cathodic arc deposition.
  • Experience with the design of multi rotation high temperature turntables for batch deposition systems preferred.
  • Must have a proven record of developing designs from concept to product commercialization.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is necessary, thermal modeling ability is desirable.
    Experience with the SolidWorks Simulation package is preferred.
  • Experience with pneumatics, drive systems, motion and control systems, heat transfer, fixturing is preferred.
  • Project management experience is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving and root cause analysis skills.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or higher.
  • 10+ years of experience.




Annual Salary Range – $81,500 – $151,000


Company: Vapor Technologies


Shift 1 (United States of America) 

Full time 

Vapor Technologies (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.


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