Company Overview: 

Are we all scientists?  A few of us are.  The rest are a mix of globe-trotters, gearheads, bean-counters, gadget geeks, artists, coders, bloggers, and fixers.  Led by a management team who truly care about and empower the team, our shared vision is “To make the processes of scientific discovery smarter, faster and easier.”

Headquartered in the heart of the Research Triangle of North Carolina, with sales offices in Berlin and Shanghai, Protochips serves top international universities, national labs, research centers, and Fortune 100 companies located in over 25 countries.  As the global market leader in the revolutionary and rapidly expanding field of real time, or in situ electron microscopy our expanding portfolio of products enables our customers to achieve break-through discoveries by visualizing biological, chemical and physical processes in completely new ways.

Our eclectic team of doers and dreamers will welcome your experience, respect your individuality, and foster your creativity.

What you’ll do:

Protochips is growing our product development engineering team. We are seeking an engineer with experience in product development and who has led projects from ideation, prototyping, testing, design, validation, and product launches. This position will support existing product lines and explore new technologies to bring to market. This is a full time-position at our headquarters in Morrisville, NC. Occasional remote work may be available.

Evaluate market requirements defined from product line managers and execute on a product development process to bring new technologies to market

  • Will be involved in projects at all stages, from prototyping through manufacturing
  • Participate in customer and internal meetings
  • Develop concepts and prototypes and provide test and validation reports
  • Mechanical and electro-mechanical design of small precision assemblies
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Integrate with new or existing mechanical, electrical, and or software systems
  • Assist vendors in design transfer and troubleshooting manufacturing processes
  • Define product specifications and work cross-departmentally with the manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, and the service organization to ensure success of product launches

What you’ll need:

  • Understanding of a wide array of manufacturing methods. Supply chain management, including part fabrication, component selection, and assembly
  • Creative and ready to express ideas
  • Versatility will be highly valued, particularly mechanical and electrical engineering aptitude
  • Strong hands-on experience with electromechanical products and systems
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) experience and technical reports
  • Experience with integrating embedded systems
  • Familiarity with precision machining design principles
  • Project Management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Position Requirements

  • B.S. in Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 3-10 years of Experience in Product Development
  • Familiar with SolidWorks
  • Primarily available on-site at HQ
  • <5% travel both domestic and international
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • Excellent teamwork and people skills

What we promise:

  • Work environment with open layout to promote collaboration, conversation and teamwork to drive results
  • Generous number of vacation and holiday days each year
  • Financial benefits including 401(k) match, stock option grants and bonus opportunities
  • 100% employer paid medical benefits

At Protochips, we strive to revolutionize the way experiments are observed. We accomplish this goal by having a diverse lens. Different perspectives and unique ways of thinking are integrated into our company core values: Ingenuity, Focused on Results, and Relentless Drive. Protochips is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. So, you have a passion for science and world changing technology? Cool, many of us here do as well. Dress like Elton John? That’s cool, a lot of us listen to him in the office. Obsessed with your dogs or cats? Come see the pictures of our pet children. Be you, with us!