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Teradyne Mechanical Engineer, Test Cell Engineering in North Reading, Massachusetts

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne ( companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!

Organization & Role

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to contribute to a variety of Test Cell product development initiatives for our next generation Semiconductor Test platforms and enabling technologies. The ideal candidate will create innovative, but also sound technical solutions to medium complexity engineering problems. The ideal candidate will also work across functional boundaries to identify essential requirements, tradeoffs, and key technical risks. This person will work closely with external facing teams such as Product Marketing, Systems Engineering, and Applications to understand customer needs. In parallel, the ideal candidate will work with internal cross-functional product development teams to implement design solutions for risk mitigation, concept selection and high-volume manufacturing.


  1. Works with some guidance and supervision towards predetermined mid and long-term goals

  2. Synthesizes requirements from multiple stakeholders into discrete engineering and design tradeoffs

  3. Effectively interacts with other technical and non-technical disciplines to solve problems and build collaborative relationships

  4. Consistently collaborates with development teams in key areas such as providing communication clarity, technical guidance, tradeoffs, project scheduling, and change management

  5. Effectively participates with global supply base to arrive at economically viable solutions

  6. Develops industry leading Test Cell products based on sound engineering principles that:

  • Provide universal, dedicated, and multi-function robots for test head manipulation

  • Provide docking systems for precision electro-mechanical test head alignment and clamping

  • Create interface standards for production testing with adjacent material handling systems

  • Include measures for failsafe operation

  • Deliver solutions for the latest generation of advanced semiconductor testing

  1. Long-term expectations for this position include:
  • Participates and influences the development of long-term technical capability roadmaps to support market changes over time

  • Contributes to initiatives throughout the company as a subject matter expert for Test Cell and customer considerations, challenges, and solutions

  • Routinely creates innovative ideas, IP, technical publications, or presentations

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  1. Initiative, motivation, and drive to design, engineer, analyze and test medium complexity electromechanical systems, subsystems, and parts

  2. Disciplined and methodical engineering rigor and careful attention to detail

  3. Communication skills for effective influence with customers, internal teammates, and suppliers worldwide

  4. Proficiency in fundamentals of machine design: FEA, tolerances, precision alignment, actuators, bearings, mechanical properties of materials

  5. Experience in material selection, manufacturing processes, and mechanical fabrication methods


  • Minimum B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum 5 years of experience in machine design. Experience in developing semiconductor manufacturing and test equipment is a plus.


Current openings may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment. ATTENTION APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you’re unable to access our on-line application due to a disability you may visit one of our locations or our Corporate Office at 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA and request a paper application form. In addition, you may also contact the HR Service Center at 978-370-3041 or contact them at for additional assistance. LitePoint, a Teradyne Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.