Mechanical Engineer
Kirkland, Washington - Full Time

Want to work on projects that helps improve the quality of life around the world? How about a job where you can develop precision hardware and systems to advance the state of the art of dimensional metrology?


As a mechanical engineer at Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA), you’ll have the opportunity to create prototypes for new dimensional metrology instruments. You'll be working in multi-disciplinary teams to research and develop new sensor technologies for Mitutoyo products. Our projects develop new technologies based on fundamental physics, custom electronic designs, custom optics and precision mechanical design. You will be working with physicists and electrical engineers to develop custom prototypes for testing, utilizing 3D CAD, in-house and out-of-house fabrication vendors and in-house assembly and test. You will work with colleagues from Mitutoyo Japan to transfer technology development.

We are currently looking for a talented, creative mechanical engineer to work on our new technology development projects.


Your work here will help make a positive impact on society, and you’ll enjoy working in our casual and friendly environment, using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We’ll support your career development with training opportunities and our cultural focus on individual growth. You’ll love our excellent benefits package, including 100% premium-paid medical/dental/vision package and 401k with matching contributions. 

For additional benefits information, see our website.


We're working to create new innovations in our industry. You'll need to have an engaged and collaborative mindset, paired with great 3D-CAD skills for mechanical design and attention to detail. Your ability work in a team to find manufacturable solutions that meet all prototype requirements is a key area for success.

For a list of required and beneficial skills and experience, see the job description.


Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc. (MRDA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitutoyo Corporation, develops state of the art technologies and software that enhance people’s lives through-world leading metrology solutions. Our products are used to ensure quality in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, semiconductor, medical equipment, and machine tool industries. We are located in the beautiful Northwest in a modern well-equipped facility, and offer a challenging, team-oriented & casual work environment. We provide great benefits. We work hard, play hard, enjoy life, and have fun.

For more information about life at MRDA, see our website.

(As of January 2021, we have changed the company name from Micro Encoder Inc. to Mitutoyo Research & Development America, Inc.)