Harmonic Drive LLC | 247 Lynnfield St. Peabody, MA 01960 | 800-921-3332
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Harmonic Drive LLC is currently growing!!! We strive to hire only the best and brightest. Having the best talent means rewarding our employees with the best benefit plans. We offer 100% paid medical, dental, short-term, and long-term disability, as well as a well-funded 401k plan.

Current Open Positions

Harmonic Drive LLC is currently seeking to add qualified personnel for the following positions:

Manufacturing Engineer


  • Reviews designs for manufacturability including tolerances, quality requirements, cost drivers
  • Creates manufacturing process routings, manufacturing sketches, and tooling designs
  • Provides dynamic shop-floor support to troubleshoot and solve process quality and productivity problems
  • Investigates new machine tools, manufacturing methods, cutting tools, etcetera, to continuously improve manufacturing productivity and quality


  • CAD / CAM experience and familiarity with drawing / design / dimensioning standards
  • Working knowledge of general machine shop and measuring practices
  • Ability to work creatively and responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, on a continuous basis
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good general computer skills


This position requires a BS in an applicable engineering or engineering technology discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial), as well as five or more years of practical experience in manufacturing engineering support of CNC machining operations. CNC turning experience is a major plus.

Manufacturing Engineering Technician / CNC Programmer


Creates, edits, and maintains CNC programs and setup sheets, resolves new program start-up problems, and optimizes machining to achieve company standards.


  • Using Mastercam, programs CNC machines, resolves new program start-up problems, and optimizes feeds and speeds to achieve minimum run time consistent with acceptable quality and adequate tool life.
  • Performs shop-floor troubleshooting activities to diagnose and correct machinery and process problems identified by machine shop personnel and manufacturing engineering staff.
  • Works hands-on with a wide variety of CNC lathes and CNC machining centers.
  • Works with manufacturing engineers, quality control personnel, supervisors and machine operators to maximize shop-floor productivity.
  • Participates in root-cause analysis and corrective action of quality discrepancies.
  • Assists in training of machine operators on company procedures and task-specific requirements.
  • Performs any other appropriate duties as assigned.


  • Mastercam X5 or newer and AutoCAD proficiency required; Solidworks skills a plus.
  • Experience programming CNC lathes for precision machining
  • Familiarity with drawing / design / dimensioning standards.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively with limited supervision.
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.


This position requires a minimum of five years of practical experience in CNC programming and precision machining. Vocational training in CNC machining and working knowledge of Okuma machine tools a plus.

Send your resume to hr@harmonicdrive.net

QA Technician


A Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for monitoring the overall process to assure that product exiting the process is correct. Monitoring includes mechanical and visual inspection of precision parts for dimensional and visual compliance to established procedures.


  • Responsible for inspection of incoming product to established drawings and standards.
  • Responsible for In-Process Inspection of product to drawings and standards.
  • Responsible for providing inspection support to all departments in the organization.
  • Document Non-Conforming Material per established procedures.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required


  • Working knowledge of GD&T
  • Mechanical Inspection of precision part
  • Must be able to multi-task without losing track of details
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Experience with CMM (programming skills preferred, such as Mitutoyo MCOSMOS)
  • Knowledge of the gear manufacturing processes of shaping and hobbing is helpful.
  • Knowledge of crimping and soldering termination inspection is helpful.
  • Programming CMM from 3D solid models is helpful.


  • 5-7 years experience as a QA Technician.
  • High School or equivalent diploma
  • Visual inspection experience


  • Perform Receiving, In-Process, and Final Inspection.
  • Read and interpret drawings using GD&T.
  • Process knowledge; shaping hobbing, shot peening and cleaning
  • Machine shop process knowledge; turning, milling.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems

Send your resume to hr@harmonicdrive.net

Sr. Mechatronics Engineer


Responsible for all aspects of mechatronics engineering for custom and next generation actuator designs, including gear system, motor and sensor design specifications, as well as verification of actuator performance with a variety of amplifiers and controllers. Must be a hands-on contributor to product development, including project management.


  • Electro-mechanical design, development and documentation for systems of varied complexity from concept through production. Designs integrating industrial electro-mechanical system components, including motors, gears, bearings, sensors, actuators, servo drives and data acquisition electronics.
  • Develop products, designs and processes that are efficient and deliver quality products.
  • Develop and document test equipment for electro-mechanical assemblies. Analysis, design, and testing at the component and systems level.


  • Work closely with the VP of Mechatronics Engineering on plans, goals, designs, and future innovations.
  • Set objects for development projects, including project schedules and deadlines.
  • Interact with customers to gain an understanding of the product requirements. Defines scope, plans, and deliverables for assigned work.
  • Follow and make recommendations to improve upon Harmonic Drive’s development processes and procedures.
  • Technical leadership skills for a small engineering group.
  • Work to define and document production test requirements and methodologies.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • 10 years of engineering experience with industrial product design and development, 4+ years of experience in a managerial role.
  • Required knowledge of 3D CAD. SolidWorks strongly preferred.
  • Experience writing technical specifications and project proposals.
  • Experience with Automation, Robotics, and PC-based software controls.
  • Servo design, development and troubleshooting experience of motion control systems. Experience with Copley Controls and Rockwell Kinetix is a plus.
  • Experience successfully managing projects with small teams of engineers.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Networking experience including – EtherCAT, DeviceNet and CANopen a plus.
  • Experience with software tools, Simulink and MATLAB, to model system behavior a plus.
  • Experience with test automation tools, such as LabVIEW is a plus.
  • Aerospace or medical equipment design experience a plus.


  • Strong, results-driven and self-directed individual with personal commitment to excellence.
  • Promotes a creative and innovative work environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong people skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, have excellent attention to detail.


  • Travel domestically and internationally, when required, up to 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work beyond core business hours, as needed, to meet project deadlines.

Vice President, Engineering


This position reports to the CEO/President. Candidates must possess a strong understanding of electromechanical motion products with a find attention to detail. Hands-on Prototype development and assembly capabilities are required. The ability to develop test programs for new or existing products is required. Understanding of the dynamics of motion and a fundamental knowledge of precision Power Transmission components will also be expected. The candidate will have the ability to develop new and unique products by working directly with customers, management, or sales engineers. Must also have the ability to guide others in the development and test of product.


  • Oversee and/or create accurate design proposals for new and modified products through life cycle using strong management and math skills.
  • Oversee the creation of clear and accurate documentation for manufacturing, including detail and assembly drawings. Insure drawings are to ANSI standards.
  • Oversee and/or create test fixtures and test protocols to insure customer requirements are met while insuring manufacturability and cost controls.
  • Design assembly test and fixtures and coordinate with sales and manufacturing to insure customer requirements are met.
  • Oversee prototype and first time manufacture of their designs to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Work with purchasing and manufacturing to source vendors for outside purchase of components.
  • Assist customers and vendors to resolve questions and problems with designs and drawings.
  • Coordinate with inside and outside sales to insure customer satisfaction and accuracy of documentation.
  • Work with assembly and manufacturing to trouble shoot and resolve design and manufacturing issues and police documentation changes.
  • Travel, as required, to support business goals and technical sales force.


  • BS required, MS preferred
  • Strong mechanical experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated mechanical design creativity and pragmatic, problem solving skills, with a willingness to take ownership of a project with demonstrated project managements skills.
  • Sound understanding of the technology of gears and motion mechanisms.
  • CAD and design experience
  • Sound knowledge of GD&T and ANSI standards.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical power transmission and motion control components.
  • Understanding of machine shop practices.
  • Hands-on experience in the design, development, and assembly of complex prototype designs.
  • Ability to multi-task in an accurate, timely, and organized fashion.
  • Ability to conduct structured and in-depth failure analysis and to present detailed and professional reports.


  • BSME degree required
  • 10+ years hands-on management experience
  • Experience in change management

Interested in one of our open positions? Come in and fill out an application at: HARMONIC DRIVE LLC, 247 Lynnfield St., Peabody, MA 01960, or send your resume to hr@harmonicdrive.net

Harmonic Drive LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Harmonic Drive LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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