Mechanical Engineer

GVD Corporation is a Cambridge-based company that provides ultra-thin polymer coatings based on a technology originally developed at MIT, that has applications in multiple industries ranging from microelectronics to manufacturing. We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to support our engineering and R&D teams in capacities including mechanical design, process automation, and deposition system design, assembly, and qualification.

This is a unique opportunity to be an integral member of a team developing tools and equipment that will enable the growth and expansion of our business.

US Citizens ONLY. No H1B, F1 or other visa candidates and no green card holders will be considered.


  • Participate in, and in some cases, manage the design of deposition systems and supporting components.
  • Manage the manufacturing, both contracted and in-house, of custom coating systems, assisting in all phases including startup, qualification, and debugging.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve equipment and control problems at local and remote facilities.
  • Ensure reliable operation of deposition systems and associated instruments through management of preventative maintenance program, while maintaining an accurate inventory of equipment.
  • Identify opportunities for, and manage improvements to existing process equipment and industrial control systems
  • Serve as the go-to resource for equipment, systems, and instrumentation related questions for both R&D and production teams.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering and 2-5 years of experience.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, preferably in a PDM environment.
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing processes including CNC machining, welding, sheet metal fabrication, etc.
  • Experience with vacuum technology or design for vacuum environments is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of industrial automation systems and SQL databases, or an eagerness to learn.
  • Proven ability to develop innovative, elegant, and robust solutions to complex problems.
  • Willingness to assist in all aspects of the design and assembly process, ranging from initial concept development to final installation and troubleshooting.
  • Ideal candidates are comfortable working with their hands and are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to solve a problem.

Applicants must be comfortable with the dynamic culture of a small, team-oriented high-growth company. Our fast-paced environment requires versatility and patience, but will be rewarding to those up to the challenge.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

GVD offers an established, growing, friendly work environment with shared medical and dental insurance, 100% paid STD, LTD, AD&D and Life, 401(k) with a match, and more!