JobPrecision Engineer

Hummingbird Scientific

Applications due by January 31, 2022

As Hummingbird Scientific continues to expand its business, we are increasing the scope of our engineering capabilities. As such, we are looking to grow our team of mechanical, mechatronics engineers and physicists to help innovate processes and designs for a wide range of precision instruments for in-situ electron, x-ray microscopy, and accessories for cryo-electron microscopy.

Are you an engineer who likes to do more than sit behind your desk all day? Do you build the things you design and like to guide your ideas from concept to working products? Then this is the right job for you. Hummingbird scientific is a small company with a culture of creativity, innovation, and science, where you will have the advantage of working closely with scientists, senior-level engineers, and instrument makers in our in-house manufacturing facility to bring new ideas and designs to life.

Key Qualifications:

  • Precision Engineering background (
  • 2D/3D CAD expertise – Solidworks or equivalent.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Control systems experience, closed-loop feedback, sensors, actuators.
  • Practical implementation of device-level electronics, hands-on soldering, and assembly of electrical systems.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual coordination, with experience assembling small components.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience collaborating with fabricators to develop product prototypes.

Optional Qualifications:

  • MS, or Ph.D. degrees are a plus.
  • Strong background in experimental physics is a plus.
  • Interest in microscopy and materials science is a plus.

 Excellent references from previous direct supervisors are a must.

Compensation: DOE. Hummingbird Scientific offers a generous compensation package based on experience and demonstrated capabilities.  Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, sick time, medical and dental benefits, as well as a company 401(k) plan.

Job Location: This job is located in Lacey, WA.

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