Sr. Mechanical Equipment Designer

Job ID 2020-2245
Job Locations
US-NM-Los Alamos
Regular Full-Time


Sr. Mechanical Equipment Designer



Merrick & Company is looking for Senior Mechanical Equipment Designer for our Los Alamos, NM office to work on technology projects for the Department of Energy (DOE). This group specializes in the design of prototype/one-off custom equipment, gloveboxes, hot cells, specialty research equipment and custom-designed, remotely-operated mechanisms for handling radioactive and hazardous materials. This is a full time position.


Los Alamos is a small community located in the scenic high desert of Northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, NM. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, a family-friendly community, an excellent public school system and a low crime rate.


Job Description

Senior designer works directly with and organizes small teams to produce 3D models, drawings and fabrication packages of custom equipment, independently and with direction from the project engineer. Typical equipment includes containment systems (gloveboxes, hot cells, cleanrooms), material handling equipment, small scale process piping & equipment, furnace systems, metal working systems (mills, lathes, rolling machines) and pressure vessels.


Scope/Key Responsibility

Detailed design activities include preparation of component, subassembly and main assembly Creo (Pro/E) models; creating detailed fabrication drawing packages; evaluating and selecting purchased components; creating detailed Bills of Materials and completing equipment datasheets. Establishes model structure and drawing tree architecture for distinct deliverables and is responsible for establishing and maintaining file naming conventions and Windchill folders. Directs the activities of less experienced team members to produce final product. Provides checking support for deliverables. Design activities are conducted following regimented quality assurance / quality control procedures.


Required Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in related field.
  • Must demonstrate expert proficiency with Creo (Pro/E) and Windchill is required.
  • Familiarity with other 3D systems (CATIA, SolidWorks or equal), 2D software (AutoCAD preferred) and Autodesk Revit a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience leading small groups of designers a plus.
  • Demonstrated capability in the design of custom equipment and/or containment systems, development of design documentation including fabrication drawings, equipment datasheets.
  • Experience in the DOE and DOD market segments a plus. Hands-on experience with fabrication techniques a plus.
  • Degree Requirements: Associates Degree (Preferred)
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must have the ability to acquire a security clearance.
  • Local candidate preferred.
  • Previous experience with client projects is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation. Ability to support work site visits that require walking and standing for extended periods a plus.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment 

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners, and plotters.


Additional information

Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.


Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.


We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.


Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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