R&D Engineer
Hayward, CA Engineering
Job Type

Job Description 

R&D Engineer

Full Time - Direct Hire

Employee benefits are among the lowest in the industry for families. 

MDC Precision is a world leader in delivering high-quality products to the research, semiconductor, aerospace, life sciences, and food processing sectors.

Our customers rely on us to provide the precision components that are required for the operation at the atomic scale. We enable innovation by bringing our expertise in vacuum science, ultrapure and ultra-hygienic materials fabrication, and ceramic-to-metal sealing along with our design and manufacturing partnerships- all to enable science to change the world for the better.

Since 1975, MDC Precision has been making high-quality vacuum products and systems that enable science to change the world. We are only able to achieve our mission because of our talented and brilliant employees who are committed to delivering the exceptional quality, product excellence, and world-class customer that MDC has been recognized for over the past six decades. 

Our company history spans over 6 decades, and we want to grow our talented team to help us expand our capabilities to develop the tools and technologies that enable science to change the world. If you share our passion for developing innovative technology solutions that make a positive global impact, we would love to speak with you! Browse our currently available job positions, and join Team MDC! We look forward to working together!

MDC provides a wide range of competitive rewards and benefits to promote health, well-being, and financial security for our employees and their families including:

Health & Wellness – Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance, and wellness plans

Insurance Protection – Life and disability insurance are available for additional security and peace of mind

Financial & Savings – Competitive compensation, performance bonuses flexible spending accounts (FSA) and comprehensive 401K retirement plans to compensate our employees for their contributions help them plan, invest and build financial security

Paid Holidays & Vacations, Flexible Schedules – Paid time-off and flexible schedules to help our people relax, recharge and achieve work-life balance

Employee Recognition Programs – Recognition and rewards for our valued team’s hard work, celebrations of professional and personal achievements and milestones


In addition to modeling and drawing in SolidWorks, the Engineer is also responsible for documentation and testing of products from concept to production release which may include some or all sustaining engineering, depending on project complexity. Designing for manufacturing by applying appropriate GD&T must be incorporated into designs. Understanding the physical changes associated with welded and machined parts is desired. 

The engineer will help or entirely develop the testing environment and procedures. Data collection methods, hardware and software selection, statistical analysis of data, etc. Some research in signal processing with possible domain change algorithms and analysis (ex. FFT). 

Primary Responsibilities

Designing new products and updating existing products to be more competitive and break into new market verticals 

Developing, testing, and proving technologies; some new to the industry 

Manage projects through project management software  

Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, material selection, etc. 

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 

Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods. 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Knowledge of mechanical design, common industrial technology, and manufacturing methods 

Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Will participate in conversations with end-users. 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.??? 

Ability to write Standard Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, and Test Methods in a professional manner? 

Required to work in and promote a team environment? 

Have an open and creative mind with attention to detail? 

Computer skills; Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and SolidWorks experience mandatory? 

Programming in Python or other similar languages preferred 

Skills with laboratory testing equipment and software 


STEM Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred 

Other degrees and/or appropriate work experience is also acceptable 

Salary Description
$80,000 to $120,000