Mechanical Design Engineer

Date:  May 20, 2022
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  5302

The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient and sustainable manufacturing, communication and mobility.


The Division Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) is Comet’s largest division and a global leader in developing and producing high-performance Vacuum Capacitors, RF Matches and RF Generators for the semiconductor industry.


What will you do?

Support the development of COMET custom matching network products and accessories:

  • Design of electro-mechanical enclosures, mechanical mounting / support components, and cable routing
  • Collaborate with other R&D engineers to conceptualize, design, prototype, and productize matching networks
  • Create 3D CAD models (SolidWorks), detail drawings, and related documentation, for procurement & release
  • Role requires experience in change – control engineering
    • Generate ECR/O’s, using our ERP system (SAP), following Comet processes
    • Support change requests related to both Mechanical R&D and Mechanical Sustaining Engineering


Additional duties and responsibilities (operational / tactical)

  • Ability to solve complex design issues through a structured problem-solving methodology
  • Participate in design and project reviews
  • Actively support mechanical R&D engineering activities
  • Interface with internal customers and external vendors as needed
  • Work with NPI and Manufacturing engineers to investigate and resolve issues


Who are we looking for?

Position requirements (experience / technical skills / education)

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering desired, will consider other degree or experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mechanical design; within the semiconductor industry preferred
  • SolidWorks (2019) 3D modelling, detail drawings, and related documentation
  • Fabrication processes of metal and plastic parts, sheet-metal forming, coating, and plating
  • Joining and fastener methods for machined, sheet-metal, and plastic parts
  • Electro-Mechanical packaging and support structures
  • Experience in tolerance stack analysis
  • High level of knowledge in ANSI drafting standards, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Solidworks simulation (static, modal, thermal, etc.) is a plus


     Functional skill sets

  • Proficient with MS Office applications (day to day activities) and Adobe Acrobat (generate red-lines and labels)
  • Experience supporting / administrating Solidworks customization, tools, and add-in’s is a plus
  • Experience with SAP, and/or Atlassian’s Jira, and/or Atlassian’s Confluence tools is a plus


     Interpersonal skills (Leadership / Management / Communication Skills)

  • Must be a team player
  • Flexibility to deal with sudden changes in direction and assignments
  • Able to work in a controlled documentation environment following standards set by management
  • Willing to ask questions/challenge inputs when they do not seem correct
  • Must be able to communicate and work with all levels of personnel within the organization
  • Must be able to speak and write English proficiently


Why join us?

  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements



Data protection and confidentiality
We take data protection seriously. “COMET AG” and software partner SAP have taken the necessary organizational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality of your application. All HR personnel have a duty to maintain confidentiality with respect to personal data as part of their employment contract. Automatic 128-bit encryption ensures that your data is transmitted securely. The processing of your data complies with general data security standards based on the latest technology.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto