89 North

Mechanical Engineer | Full Time

Category: Engineering


Mechanical Engineer

Burlington, Vermont


89 North®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chroma Technology Corp, develops innovative products for the biomedical imaging market. We focus on development of high-performance light sources for fluorescence-based applications including fluorescence microscopy, automated DNA sequencing, HTS/HCS, real time PCR and microarray analysis


We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer!


JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING TEAM! Recognized as a Best Places to Work in Vermont and awarded the DCD Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year, Chroma Technology Corp. is a 100% employee-owned company and certified B corporation. We are able to offer an extremely generous package of benefits, rewards, and a value-driven work environment. Join our team of collaborative employee-owners who are self-motivated, independent workers willing to strategize and together work towards the long-term prosperity of the company.


Your Role:

The Mechanical Engineer provides engineering design, modeling, and drafting support to various teams across the organization.  They work closely with production engineers and technicians on new capabilities and continuous improvement projects.  They also work closely with product developers to create manufacturing drawings for our customers and vendors.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Focal point for mechanical design, modeling, and drafting at Chroma
    • Provide support across the organization
    • Maintain and organize drawing revisions, control, and storage
  • Optimize designs for performance, manufacturability, and maintainability
  • Contribute to engineering projects, serving as a project leader (set priorities, organize resources, maintain timelines and budgets) as needed
  • Communicate in a clear, effective and professional manner
  • Support coworkers by helping when it is appropriate
  • Follow through on tasks, responsibilities, and projects
  • Be organized when solving problems, supporting project teams, or instituting goals
  • Be adaptable to ever changing challenges
  • Collaborate with colleagues to find the most appropriate solutions
  • Take leadership roles on advanced projects or the resolution of problems


Required Education, Experience, and Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a BS in science or engineering or equivalent in years of experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with drafting and the use of SolidWorks
  • Experience with PLM or PDM systems such as Windchill or Kenesto for product data management
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and ability to use statistical tools and techniques
  • Experience with high-vacuum industrial equipment or thin film manufacturing processes is an advantage





Prospective and/or new employees will be required to comply with Chroma’s COVID vaccination, testing, and face covering requirements. The requirements include proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose prior to the start of employment and verification of the second dose within 30 days of the start of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to applicable vaccination requirements and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Applicants in need of an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief or disability should contact hr@chroma.com.



Please visit our career page at www.89north.com to review the full job description, summary of benefits, and to apply online.


89 North is an employee-owned company and equal opportunity employer.


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