Senior Mechanical Engineer
FARO Technologies - Lake Mary, FL

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FARO Technologies, Inc. is continuing to develop new products that will revolutionize and disrupt the high-tech measurement and imaging industry.

FARO® is the world leader in 3D imaging and measurement systems. We are a global company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a passion for excellence and success. FARO is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for our Research & Development team in the Orlando (Lake Mary), FL area. This is an ideal job for an ME with precision machine design experience.

We have a culture of innovation and an absolute commitment to reliability at all touch points. FARO partners with each customer to simplify their work through innovative measures. We just celebrated our 30 year anniversary by having one of our valued customers, Paul Jr. Designs, build a custom FARO-themed chopper. FARO’s motorcycle build was recently featured on Discovery Channel’s popular television series American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior .

FARO encourages employee success by offering excellent benefits and a variety of career and training opportunities. We are completely focused on simplifying processes through innovation, integrity, teamwork, accountability and a friendly work environment.

SCOPE: Perform functions to design, document, prototype, test, and assemble new metrology products; design and fabricate tools and fixtures used in assembly, compensation and calibration of products; and resolve issues arising in production, making decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent.


  • Design mechanical parts, assemblies, systems and fixtures as part of development of new products and support of existing products. Prepare 3D CAD models and detailed dimensioned drawings of parts and assemblies utilizing CAD tools.
  • Optimize designs for production using DFA/DFM principles and Concurrent Engineering.
  • Create models for documentation of designs for use in production processes for new or existing products.
  • Perform mechanical finite element analysis (FEA) of part and assembly designs.
  • Develop and implements test plans for mechanical assemblies and procedures, fixtures and tools for incoming inspection of custom machined parts and production assembly of mechanical systems. Evaluate and document test results.
  • Fabricate, assemble and test prototypes to verify performance to design criteria.
  • Consistently develop unique and innovative approaches in the solution of critical problems and broad design issues, impacting the product success and addressing future products and technologies.

  • BSME with 7 years experience, or MSME with 4 years experience

    SolidWorks, Pro/E, or other solid modeling software proficiency
    • Complex assemblies
    • Drawing generation, per ASME/ISO Standards
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Tolerance Stackup Analysis
    Experience with configuration management, at minimum from the engineering input perspective (rev control, drawing tree structuring, effectivity, backward compatibility, etc)

    Experience in precision machine design including bearings, plastics, experience working with exotic materials

    Experience with DFM/DFA Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly

    Experience designing mechanisms
    • Experience performing static stress and loading analyses
    • Experience performing kinematic analyses
    • Experience performing dynamic stress and loading analyses is a plus
    Experience with FEA is preferred

    Experience in thermal analysis required

    Experience in Metrology and uncertainty analysis preferred

    Demonstrated ability to interact with all aspects of projects from shop-floor manufacturing issues to conceptual designs

    FARO Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace with Pre-Employment Drug Screening. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V

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