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Sputtering Components is an industry-leading company with a professional yet comfortable work environment. Our current openings include the following:  

Mechanical Design Engineer I


Mechanical Design Engineer I

Date Posted

September 27, 2017

Job Location

Owatonna, MN USA

Position Description

The Mechanical Design Engineer I is responsible for applying knowledge of engineering principles to design and detail products. The Mechanical Design Engineer I reports to the Design Team Manager and will work closely with other design and engineering staff in carrying out the design goals of the company. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. A wide degree of creativity is expected.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Works with customers, Application Engineers, and Electro-Mechanical Engineer with regard to specifications and approval of  customized equipment designs
  • Generates designs and drawings of customized products and equipment
  • Tests and resolves mechanical and fabrication problems associated with product design
  • Researches purchased parts specific to product or customer applications
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing
  • Prepares cost estimations of purchased and manufactured parts
  • Other duties as assigned

Primary Objectives

Prepare designs and drawings that meet customer requirements

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering with drafting experience.
  • Experience in sputtering cathode and/or vacuum coating technology (preferred but not required )
  • Knowledge of a CAD program, SolidWorks (preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work in a “team” environment
  • Experience in manufacturing industry (preferred)
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures of drafting, including weld symbols and basic knowledge of geometric tolerancing.
  • Able to read, understand and mark up electrical drawings (not required but useful) 

Work Environment


Physical Demands

This position will require working on a computer at a desk and occasionally working  in a shop floor environment for many hours

To Apply

Please send an employment application and resume to

Julie Magdefrau, Human Resource Manager  
5625 Brisa Street, Suite B, Livermore, CA 94550


Representative or Distributor for SCI Products


Sputtering Components, Inc., a world leader in rotatable cathode and components sales, has announced plans to expand their sales network in the following territories:

  • Central America
  • South Africa
  • UK/Ireland
  • Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand/Indonesia
  • East Coast, United States
  • West Coast, United States


As a representative or distributor of SCI products, you will:
  • Represent industry-leading products
  • Develop new customer accounts through disciplined prospecting
  • Maintain customer relationships within the assigned territory
  • Receive best-in-class sales and technical support
  • Receive a competitive compensation package
  • Obtain comprehensive training on all SCI products

Additional key accountabilities: Distributor

  • Provide service on all SCI products within the territory
  • Maintain an inventory of stocked spare parts
  • Manage transportation and import issues on all sold products
  • Perform consultative-based sales meetings

To Apply or for More Information

Contact Sputtering Components at Please indicate the territory you are interested in.