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Aerotech, Inc. Sustaining Engineer I in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Aerotech, Inc is currently hiring a Sustaining Engineer to work in our global headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

Aerotech is a market-leading engineering and manufacturing firm that produces motion control and high-precision automation products to our clients all over the world. These world-class solutions push the boundaries of what is possible in the industrial, medical research and aerospace markets, to name a few. We have received numerous corporate awards for innovation and employee satisfaction (including being named a Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2020).

Position Summary

In this entry level position, the engineer assists in initiatives designed to improve the performance reliability, improve efficiency, and lower manufacturing costs of custom electro-mechanical systems.

Essential Functions

  • Interfaces directly with members of Manufacturing and Systems Engineering teams to identify and implement efficiency improvements.

  • Leads small to moderate projects under supervision

  • Confers with senior level engineers to clarify or resolve problems

  • Reviews and revises technical documentation used by Manufacturing when producing precision electro-mechanical systems

  • Troubleshoots problems in manufacturing or repair of electro-mechanical systems

  • Analyzes technical documentation and results to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications

  • Performs all duties in compliance with the quality management system; actively contributes to the continuous improvement of the QAMS

    Additional Duties

  • Assists with documentation of process modifications as needed

  • Occasional travel (primarily domestic with possibility for international), including trade shows and vendor visits

  • Assembly and testing of electro-mechanical products

  • As assigned

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills providing the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts with colleagues, vendors, and customers

  • Ability to independently complete individual project tasks when given direction on possible solutions and assistance with complex projects

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and training materials, general business periodicals, professional journals, and regulatory requirements

  • Working knowledge of machine design, including solid modeling and general manufacturing processes.

  • Working knowledge of programming concepts

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university

  • Zero to two years of related professional experience.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship. Aerotech does not provide US work authorization sponsorship for this position. OPT and CPT visa holders are not eligible for employment if they will need work authorization sponsorship at any time in the future.

    Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment

  • May be required to sit for extended periods of time

  • The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds


  • Competitive Pay

  • Profit Sharing Bonus Program

  • 401(k) Program

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Health Insurance

  • Company Paid Disability & Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Financial & Retirement Planning Resources

    What You’ll Love About Us:

    Our company culture has always centered around one thing: achieving results by being Dedicated to the Science of Motion. We feel a sense of accomplishment when our innovations are used to build technology that improves lives. Through our employees' hard work, focus on details, commitment and creative-thinking, we are not only able to make Aerotech highly successful, but also share that success with our employees. Whether it be through our profit sharing plan, Employee Stock Ownership Trust, comprehensive health benefits or education reimbursement, we are focused on rewarding results while supporting our employees’ well-being. Our employees are the building blocks of our company, which is why we uphold our track record of never laying off an employee and continually reinvesting our earnings year-after-year. We strive to prove to our employees that our dedication extends beyond today by providing long-term incentives and a vision for the future. If you are looking for a chance to build your future, apply today!

    As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran or disability status.

    The Company is collecting the information requested in this employment application for purposes of evaluating your suitability for hire by the Company. The Company will share the information that you provide in this employment application only with Company management officials who are involved in the hiring process or who are otherwise involved in making employment-related decisions on behalf of the Company.

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