Hamilton Company

Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-NV-Reno
Position Type

Company Overview

Hamilton Company is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of manual, semi-automated and robotic products for precision fluid measuring. We specialize in the development, manufacturing and customization of precision measurement devices, automated liquid handling stations, and sample management systems. For more than 60 years, Hamilton has been satisfying customer needs by combining quality materials with skilled workmanship, ensuring the highest level of performance of every precision fluid measuring device we manufacture.


Hamilton Company is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer for our Advanced Product Engineering Team. As a member of the team, you will work on designing and implementing custom mechanical sub-systems for laboratory automation and other equipment. You will also provide the team with technical expertise required to generate practical custom solutions and integrations. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform and coordinate activities related to design, fabrication, operation, application, and installation of automated systems. Responsible for all project phases from concept through product release including (but not limited to) definition, product specification, estimation, scheduling, part and assembly design, procurement of prototype parts, prototype assembly, testing and documentation release.
  • Plan and perform design development tasks from concept to implementation for all project complexities.
  • Implementation of assigned programs as tracked by the Master Schedule.
  • Interfaces and insures proper constructive communication with Project Management to obtain product requirements and assure a timely accurate delivery of the final product.
  • Perform complex engineering work under minimal direction. Product layouts and detailed part designs are developed from ideas, sketches and verbal instruction.
  • Design and employ multiple manufacturing methods such as (but not limited to) machining, sheet metal fabrication, various forms of rapid prototyping (3D printing, multi jet fusion) and many others.
  • Plan and direct testing necessary to assure adequate performance of designs.
  • Documentation of the performed tasks including drawings, bill of materials, and associated documents.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting prototype problems and quickly implementing required design changes.


  • Experience in mechanical design, preference toward fast turnaround, concept to completion. 
  • Experienced user of SolidWorks, CAD, PDM program and ProEngineer CREO, Windchill or other similar software packages.
  • Knowledge of machining, fabrication processes for metals and commonly used plastics, sheet metal and plastic injection design experience preferred.
  • Experience integrating industrial design and human factors in design is desired
  • Must have a strong work ethic and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organized, capable of working on several projects in different stages simultaneously.
  • A self-starter and able to work independently with minimum supervision or direction.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field required.
  • 1-3 years of engineering experience beyond schooling a plus.
  • Must have demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  • Experienced in the fundamentals and application of ASME Y14.5 drafting and geometric tolerance standards.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to inspect parts using applicable measuring devices, Micrometers, Calipers, etc.
  • Ability to team lift and position devices up to 40 pounds on a bench.

Additional Information

  • Diverse portfolio of exciting and innovative design projects.
  • Tremendous opportunities for professional growth.
  • Commitment to sustainable design.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, disability insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement and more.
  • Solid stable company.
  • Candidates must pass drug and background screens.
  • Employees may be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (provided by employer).


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