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Mechanical Engineer

Company: INFICON, Inc.
Location: Oswego
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

Job Purpose

To design, develop, analyze, and test ideas and solutions for new product development as well as supporting current products which may include investigating, root cause analysis, modifying and/or improving INFICON products. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, analyze, troubleshoot, and sustain INFICON products 
  • Lead day-to-day product development efforts

Basic Job Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot design, manufacturing, quality and/or supply chain related issues
  • Ability to generate reports, technical documentation, design reviews, and analyses.
  • Ability to design quality solutions that are manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable that meet INFICON product specifications
  • Industry experience designing solutions for the technologies used by INFICON


The Mechanical Engineering position is for engineers that possess a solid foundation in mechanical design fundamentals and experience working and interacting within a corporate environment. Successful employees in this role will demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Seeks to take ownership, holding themselves accountable. 
  • Continual effort to increase his/her technical abilities and education
  • Willingness to work independently, even when stepping outside of his/her comfort zone and working with new techniques or technologies
  • Recognizes when aspects of a task exceed his/her abilities and seeks out assistance (team lead, manager, etc.) for clarification and guidance
  • Works towards becoming an emerging expert for specific products and/or design or development processes
  • Demonstrates maturity when interacting with others (such as the members of his/her team, internal/external customers, and other colleagues)
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate, lead, and mentor more junior members of teams and projects  

Education and/or Experience

This represents the minimal education and years of experience essential for acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to carrying out the major duties described above.  Please note this may or may not equate to the person’s education/experience.

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Technology; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Technology or related
  • Approximately one to three years of industry experience, depending upon the ability of the job candidate to demonstrate the above behaviors 

Certifications/License None.

Leadership Responsibilities and Reporting Relationships

The Mechanical Engineer directly reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager. The Mechanical Engineer may be assigned temporary leadership or mentorship responsibilities at the discretion of the Mechanical Engineering Manager. Such responsibilities will be limited in scope (i.e. a single project or technical area) and focus on transfer of knowledge and guidance within the Mechanical Engineer’s areas of expertise.

Physical Requirements 

This role requires lifting, carrying, and/or pushing up to 30lbs occasionally (less than 5% of the time).  


The above is a limited list of responsibilities and not inclusive.  There may be times when the employee will be expected to perform duties outside this scope.  When duties and responsibilities change this job description will be reviewed and subject to changes based on business necessity.

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience on going green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers a competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time,    tuition reimbursement and more!


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: INFICON, Inc., Syracuse , Mechanical Engineer, Other , Oswego, New York

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