Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
  • - Engineering
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company match, Education Assistance.


The Transducer Design Engineer is responsible for the design, development and documentation of piezo-electric transducers, electro-mechanical transducers, vibration generators and associated accessories.


  1. Work effectively across all levels within the location as required to perform responsibilities
  2. Develop good interpersonal relationships necessary for effective teamwork
  3. Maintain professional manner/demeanor with all customers, visitors, and employees
  4. Follow an established New Product Introduction process when developing new product designs.
  5. Follow Industry trends piezoelectric technology and transducer design technology


  1. Design new piezo-electric transducers for the defense, industrial and aerospace markets.
  2. Design and selection of piezo-ceramic components useful for transducer/sensor design.
  3. Analysis of transducer output/sensitivity, noise, resonances, etc., necessary to characterize a transducer.
  4. Provide mechanical design expertise to support the production of piezo-electric products.
  5. Perform value analysis during the product design phase while optimizing product development costs.
  6. Coordinate projects and tasks with other Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineers to complete assignments and projects on schedule.
  7. Improve mechanical designs of existing transducers to reduce cost and improve the manufacturing process.
  8. Test and evaluate new designs using common laboratory equipment used for acoustic and vibration products
  9. Work in an organized fashion by maintaining project files and appropriate records of work.
  10. Other duties as assigned


Experience / background:

  1. A minimum of 3- 5 years of experience in piezo-electric transducer design.  Other sensor/transducer design experience will be considered as well 
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.


  1. Knowledge of piezo-ceramic types, modes, and properties useful for transducer design is desired.
  2. Proficient with mechanical design software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works.
  3. Proficient with Finite Element Method (FEM) software such as ANSYS and COMSOL.
  4. Knowledge of how to design metal, plastic, and ceramic parts including material selection and fabrication techniques.
  5. Knowledge of adhesives for different materials and their uses in transducer production.
  6. General knowledge of electronics, soldering, connectors, etc.
  7. Good written and oral communication skills.
  8. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with every level of the organization.


  1. B.S. or equivalent experience in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Physics.  Masters preferred.


Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. 


Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or another manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign, or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


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