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Mechanical Engineering Co-Op/Intern

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

United States, NY, East Syracuse
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Job Description

This role is within the mechanical engineering department. Responsibilities will include aiding with new product development, modifications and improvements to existing products and supporting manufacturing. You will work closely with other engineers, scientist, technicians, supply chain and marketing personnel.

Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Support and troubleshoot manufacturing, quality and supply chain related product issues
  • Involved in the design and development of complex scientific instrumentation products
  • Create or modify detail drawings, assembly drawings, and bills of materials for complex systems
  • Design solutions that are manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable using Siemens NX CAD software



  • High School Diploma
  • Active student of Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology study at an accredited college or university 
  • Must possess a working knowledge in a 3-D modeling software
  • General knowledge of mechanical engineering design principles, practices, and methods
  • Must be able to work well in cross-functional teams and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have passion, self-motivated, great attention to detail, ability to multitask, and enthusiasm for learning


  • General knowledge of manufacturing techniques including but not limited to subtractive and additive manufacturing; turning, coatings, milling, EDM, welding, sheet metal forming and joining, metal tube bending, and industry standards
  • Knowledge in Finite Element Analysis; thermal and/or structural analyses
  • Previous experience with high precision design

Additional Information

For New York, the expected salary range for this position is between $20.00 and $26.00 per hour. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law.

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience ongoing green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward-thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus, and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time, tuition reimbursement, and more!

INFICON is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment. 

INFICON, Inc. strictly complies with all aspects of the Export Administration Regulations ('EAR'), including those sections dealing with deemed exports to foreign nationals.

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