Mechanical Engineer

US citizenship or permanent residency visa required. Local Candidates only! 

Optikos is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and creative mechanical engineer to join our growing business of optical design services and optical system development. You will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design and develop innovative optical systems for our customers and for the Optikos product line. Our small company atmosphere (80 employees) is ideal for those engineers who enjoy the full gamut of product development, from conceptualization, modeling and simulation, to prototyping and laboratory testing. You will build the products you design and see them manufactured for use in consumer, industrial, medical, and aerospace applications. Optikos specializes in taking on interesting and challenging projects and we are eager to add talent to our exceptional team!

Mechanical Engineers at Optikos are expected to participate in and sometimes lead the mechanical design of standard product upgrades, new standard products and engineering service development programs.  This may include solid modeling in SolidWorks, completing required analysis, generating drawings, releasing parts for procurement, working with vendors, assembling components, performing test and verification, and documenting and presenting results.  They may also be tasked with program management activities such as producing, monitoring and reporting schedule and budget performance.  Mechanical engineers participate in team meetings and training, prepare engineering documentation, and train others in its use.  

About Optikos Corporation:

For nearly 38 years, Optikos® has provided innovative applications of optical technology, both products and services, to commercial, government, and consumer products organizations worldwide. The Optikos engineering team is the largest independent optical engineering group in the world, managing all aspects of instrument design–including optics, mechanics, electronics and software systems–in addition to our in-house IQ Lab™ Services to benchmark and assess the performance of customer lens or camera systems. We develop innovative products in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, and consumer markets, and our experience with a wide variety of applications has enabled our staff to generate creative solutions to some of the most challenging optical problems. Our team continues to improve existing metrology product lines and develop new products that Optikos manufactures and installs around the globe. Our headquarters is centrally located right outside the Boston medical and tech hub in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical engineering, 3+ years of experience in a field involving opto-mechanical or precision engineering
  • Experience with optical metrology and optical assembly is highly desired 
  • Proficient in the use of SolidWorks
  • Experience performing FEA is desired
  • Experience working to drafting standards and employing GD&T
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • US citizenship or a permanent residency visa is required

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual looking for a challenge and the opportunity to continue to develop professionally, send us your resume to

Optikos is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts. There is no relocation offered for this role.  

We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment. US citizenship or permanent residency visa required.

Optikos is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.