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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Birkerød, Danmark


Do you want to take ownership of the mechanical design for state-of-the-art laser products and accessory devices?

Then this could be the right next step for you.


Be part of our laser product development team

You will be a team member of our global multidisciplinary team developing state-of-the-art laser systems and accessory devices throughout the complete product lifecycle. This is a hands-on role and along the product journey you will use your problem-solving skills to deliver innovative mechanical solutions to ensure that we stay at the cutting edge of our industry and are able to help our customers develop the next generation of solutions. You will work in our cross-functional teams and be part of developing state of the art products where you can have a deciding role. This is a perfect opportunity for the candidate with dreams, ambitions, and potential to be our new Senior Mechanical Engineer.


Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth path; not just here, but across our global organization.

NKT Photonics is an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team.


The Role:

  • Be responsible for mechanical development for laser products throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • Work closely with optical and electronics engineers on product design.
  • Take ownership of project work packages within product development projects; work with project managers to ensure delivery of solutions within the planned deadlines and budgets.
  • Interact with project and product stakeholders and communicate information clearly across the R&D organization. 
  • Form new and innovative design concepts and take ownership of mechanical system designs.
  • Design precision mechanical and opto-mechanical components for laser products. Create 3D models and 2D drawings of parts and assemblies. 
  • Do initial design verification on 3D printed or machined parts and later final verification on full product prototypes.
  • Support prototype assembly, functional and product qualification tests.
  • Support manufacturing of existing laser products, custom orders, product improvement activities.
  • Ensure product compliance and certification according to industry standards.
  • Work closely with other mechanical engineers of the global R&D Department and of the Systems Integration Group to shape the company’s global mechanical engineering practices. Participate in design reviews, FMEAs.
  • Ensure documentation, Bill of Materials management and release of all work via company PLM systems.
  • Support product manufacturing release.
  • Work with purchasing and supply-chain and directly with suppliers on finding cost effective manufacturing solutions for parts and subassemblies, sourcing new suppliers where required.


The Individual:

  • A Bachelor or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A high level of 3D CAD expertise is required. SolidWorks experience is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to take ownership of and lead product development in mechanics.
  • Expertise in mechanical design and drawing standards for injection molded, precision CNC machined and sheet metal parts.
  • Hands-on practical skills and knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing methods.
  • Hands-on experience with 3D printing and commonly used tools in a mechanical workshop.
  • Plastic, Aluminum and Metal material knowledge
  • Expertise in finite element analysis of stress and deformation  is desirable but not required.
  • Experience in thermal flow simulation is desirable but not required.
  • High level of attention to detail and commitment to quality and reliability.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with management and multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Strong organizational skills to be able to work on multiple concurrent activities.
  • Experience with PLM/Vault systems and Microsoft Excel, Outlook etc.
  • Well-developed analytical abilities; able to question complex information, identify root-causes and effects and deliver inspiring technical solutions.
  • English – both oral and written (English is used throughout the organization for daily communication)


  • Experience Required:
  • Greater than 5 years of experience in mechanical design within precision optical, electronic instruments or industrial hi-tech equipment over the complete product life cycle.
  • Experience in design for reliability and manufacturability.
  • Experience and knowledge of opto-mechanical components, optical systems or lasers is desirable but not required.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.



Apply today

We plan to invite candidates for interviews as soon as possible. Please submit your online application by the “Ansøg” button, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and relevant certificates.


If you have any questions about the company, vacancy, etc. you are more than welcome to contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist

Mikkel Holst Høiberg at Email:


We have a dynamic and open-minded working environment represented by many nationalities and cultures. To support this, we encourage all nationalities and genders to apply



NKT Photonics


NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high-performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World. We embrace a working culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; we promote a positive, supportive working environment.

To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.


Our employees are our biggest asset. Our great co-workers are the top reason we all love working at NKT Photonics. Together, we tackle complex challenges and dig into unexplored territories. We welcome all ideas and backgrounds and encourages a healthy work-life balance.

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