Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-Markham
Req No.
Research & Development

Job Description

At Fluidigm, we’re passionate about life. Exploring it, studying it, sustaining it, living it. We make biotech tools that enable our customers and ourselves to seek truth in applied life sciences. To push limits and envision ever more creative answers to “what if…?”


Naturally, we’re also passionate about people, especially the ones we work with. We know that the right people in the right positions can do amazing things, and we love helping that happen. Now we’re looking for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to join our Markham team.

And if you’re the right person, we’d like to make you a deal:


If you can:


  • Provide research grade and engineering grade breadboards to Research Scientists;
  • Provide necessary engineering calculations to support breadboard and prototype design;
  • Analyze mechanical and system design for DFMA and DFA and generate reports;
  • Work on cost reduction and technological advancements of design;
  • Implement design improvements using knowledge of applicable theory to enhance the performance of the components;
  • Facilitate transfer of a working prototype to manufacturing;
  • Design of vacuum and pressure chambers
  • Precise positioning and motion translating mechanisms
  • Design of ion optics elements
  • Vacuum-atmosphere terminal interfaces
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Cooling and refrigerating systems
  • High voltage and High Voltage RF power sources – mechanical aspect
  • Structural design of lab equipment
  • Supervision and inspection of manufacturing
  • Excellent blueprint reading ability including thorough understanding of geometrical and dimensional tolerances

You must have:


  • MSc or BSc in Mechanical Engineering, with a minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Have an understanding of ion optics performance in vacuum
  • Hands-on experience with 3D CAD (CATIA, SolidWorks)
  • Hands-on experience with FEA software
  • Hands-on experience with shop environment
  • Manage multiple projects at any time
  • Must be able and willing to work in a fast-paced environment where you will interact with the engineering and production side of business
  • Work with minimal supervision or in team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written



The Company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform The Company of your requirements.  We are an equal opportunity employer.


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