Principal Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Wakefield, Massachusetts


Principal Mechanical Engineer


Wakefield, MA


About the Principal Mechanical Engineer Opportunity

Optikos, the largest independent optical engineering group in the world, is seeking a highly experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer to join their team in Wakefield, MA.  The Principal Mechanical Engineer will take on a leadership role in the development of new and cutting-edge products in optical design services and system development and will be instrumental in helping to identify creative solutions to some of the most challenging optical problems for clients in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, automotive and consumer markets.  With dozens of patents, Optikos knows how to design products, assemblies and instruments that redefine the state of the art. Our highly experienced team provides solutions and expertise to clients throughout the entire product development lifecycle. If you would like to join our talented team of optical problem solvers, we would love to hear from you.


Why You Should Apply

  • Collaborative and team-oriented environment that encourages intellectual curiosity
  • Opportunities to work on complex product development in a variety of industries
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and bonus plan


Principal Mechanical Engineer Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; graduate degree preferred
  • 15+ years of proven expertise and innovative work designing optomechanical assemblies and opto-mechatronics; project management experience a plus
  • Optomechanical system architect with current experience in mechanical design and product development
  • Experience with FEA; primarily static, modal, and thermal
  • History of precision mechanical system development and a proven track record of design, analysis, and product realization
  • Experience designing systems incorporating some or all of the following: high precision motorized mechanisms, lens and mirror mounts (large and small), flexures and kinematic mounts, metal castings, plastic moldings, additive manufacturing, design for manufacture, production systems and automated material handling
  • Highly motivated with the ability to innovate and apply new technologies or existing art in new ways to solve challenging mechanical design problems
  • Expertise in the use of SolidWorks or similar CAD software
  • U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency (“Green Card” holder) is required


About Optikos

For 40 years, Optikos has provided innovative applications of optical technology, both products and services, to commercial, government, and consumer products organizations worldwide. The Optikos®

engineering team is the largest independent optical engineering group in the world, managing all aspects of instrument design–including optics, mechanics, electronics and software systems–in addition to our in-house IQ Lab™ Testing Services to benchmark and assess the performance of customer lens or camera systems. We develop innovative products in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, automotive and consumer markets, and our experience with a wide variety of applications has enabled our staff to generate creative solutions to some of the most challenging optical problems. Our team continues to improve existing metrology product lines and develop new products that Optikos manufactures and installs around the globe. Our headquarters is centrally located right outside the Boston medical and tech hub in Wakefield, Massachusetts.



Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Optikos is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity.  Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position.  Under no circumstances will Optikos discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.