Mechanical Engineer

Coatings and Materials Engineer

Machinists, First and Second Shifts



Labsphere is seeking a creative mechanical design engineer who is proficient in SolidWorks to join our engineering team to design new opto-mechanical products. The ideal candidate will have experience generating detailed 3D models and 2D drawings for manufacturing of components and complex assemblies. The ideal candidate will be capable and willing to perform simple mechanical analyses such as calculating loads and safety factors on moving components, tolerance stacks within assemblies, or thermal expansion of components due to temperature changes. A strong understanding of mechanical engineering best practices such as GD&T, failure mode identification and prevention, and design for manufacturability/assembly is required. Proficiency in flow and thermal modeling in SolidWorks (or similar CFD package) is desired but not required.

The successful candidate will be an ideal team player (Hungry, Humble, and Smart) who can constructively problem solve across company disciplines including electrical, optical, software, sales, marketing, and manufacturing. The desired candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to efficiently produce creative, cost-effective solutions to the technical challenges provided by Labsphere and its customers. The right candidate enjoys working in a collaborative, creatively stimulating, and fast-paced environment and derives satisfaction from turning innovative ideas into reality. Candidate must exhibit attention to detail, work efficiently, and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. For the right candidate, there is opportunity for growth/advancement into Product Engineering, Engineering Management, Applications Engineering, Sales, or Operations.




Summary: Are you ready to develop the next generation of optical coatings and materials for a wide range of applications and emerging industries? Join Labsphere in this role which offers the chance to develop products, processes, and your own laboratory and team.

Role: In this role, the candidate will develop and define the manufacturing process and the application procedure of the coatings and materials which will result in consistent, high-yield products. The candidate should be driven to continuous improvement in performance, efficiency, and cost reduction while maintaining world-class quality in the products. This role requires a high degree of hands-on testing and development work, and interaction with the manufacturing technicians and testing staff.  

Qualifications: This position requires a creative thinker with a positive, can-do attitude that constantly drives to understand the performance of the materials and develop new materials for advanced applications. This position requires 5+ years of engineering experience, developing materials and the associated production and application processes. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated to develop a deep understanding of the performance of reflective coatings. An understanding of materials science and/or chemistry is needed to be able to modify and create the chemical constituents required to produce a series of reflective coatings with predictable properties. 

Education: BS/MS/Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry



Summary: The individual in this position is expected to be proficient in set-up, programming and operating machine tools specific to Labsphere’s machine shop to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts in a team environment. It is expected that this individual will be capable of working without close supervision, able to prioritize own work to meet customer due dates and inspect own product output to ensure quality.  The individual in this position must be able to manufacture parts from blueprints and/or CAD models.


Labsphere is a world-leading photonics and light measurement company with a rich 39-year history.  We have a strong and diverse team at our headquarters in New Hampshire as well as our remote locations which include Europe and Asia.  Labsphere is always seeking new members for our team.  If you have specific skills and attributes that you feel would be a good fit with what we do, please send your resume to  

Labsphere, Inc., is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c..  Great Career Opportunities at Halma

We offer competitive wages, career advancement opportunities, and great benefits for our employees, including medical/dental/vision, group life, short- and long-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Labsphere, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

For immediate consideration for available opportunities, please send your resume to Darlene Delano

Human Resources
Labsphere, Inc.
231 Shaker Street
P.O. Box 70
North Sutton, NH 03260