Mechanical System Architect


Shoreview, MN, US, 55126

Who Are We?
TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our customers to make informed decisions. For over 50 years, our customers have relied on our products for a variety of markets and critical applications, from environmental monitoring to occupational safety. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, we have sales offices throughout the world. We work closely with leading academic institutions and government agencies to ensure the safety of people, the quality of manufactured goods, and the health of the environment. If you love variety and working with the latest technologies, TSI is a company you need to explore. At TSI, you make a difference – every day.


Mechanical System Architect at TSI
We are currently seeking a Mechanical System Architect role in our Architecture & Platform team for our measurement products. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing mechanical architecture of various modular Platforms. Your solutions will integrate precision measurement technology, advanced electronics, and IoT connectivity into a wide variety of interesting applications and markets. At TSI, we don't just observe and react to measurement trends, we set them.


The ideal applicant is able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. You will work closely with architects, systems engineering, product management, and senior technical specialists to create cutting edge products. You will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced product managers to help shape a long-term product roadmap. Most importantly, you will also coach and mentor a talented group of engineers who value teamwork and understand the importance of our mission.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI, you will:

  • Design and develop mechanical architecture for Product Platforms to be modular, scalable, cost competitive, and creating differentiated value for the customer
  • Identify and create platform reuse opportunities through innovative designs and/or use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) products or solutions, such as pumps, heating and cooling technologies, and optical components
  • Create mechanical architecture and other reusable designs to be compatible with a wide variety of sensing techniques, including optical sensing of micron and nanometer sized aerosols, gas sensing, flow measurement, and others
  • Effectively communicate and articulate solutions and architecture at all levels of the organization, including senior management
  • Create architecture documentation for new technologies developed as, or incorporated into existing platforms
  • Identify optimal interfaces among system components
  • Independently design and develop the mechanical portions of electronic instruments, and integrate solutions with the electrical and software design portions
  • Use industrial design concepts to create or further develop case designs for instruments
  • Design and support injection molded designs, other types molding design (RIM, vacuum forming, etc.), machined parts design, and rapid prototyping techniques
  • Understand design, performance, and cost tradeoffs and make recommendations for optimization
  • Support rapid cycles of design/test/model/experiment/analyze that are complex in nature
  • Design parts in Creo and SolidWorks
  • Support product design by testing sub-systems and products in a lab (functional testing, drop test, vibration test, etc.)


What Do You Need?

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of mechanical system design or mechanical architect responsibilities in highly technical product or platform development
  • 10+ years of product development mechanical engineering experience
  • Injection molded, machined, and sheet metal part design
  • 3D CAD software
  • Experience in writing requirements, conducting product verification, and validation testing for mechanical components


  • Any certification related to Architecture or Platform design
  • Any certification related to Industrial design
  • Product development experience on a platform from the concept phase through the launch phase with leadership over the mechanical portion
  • Rapid prototyping techniques
  • Experience and knowledge in various sensing technologies, including optics, temperature and humidity sensing, electrochemical sensing of gases, and electrical current and charge measurements
  • Experience in heat transfer modeling and/or design of heating and cooling systems
  • Fluid modeling and/or design of gas or liquid movement systems (e.g. gas and liquid pumps, blowers, choked flow with orifices)


What Can We Give You?
At TSI, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.


Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.

Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.

Benefit Offerings: Paid time off, holidays, competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K, flexible spending account, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, education assistance, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship. We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our global customers to make informed decisions.  We are creating a better world by helping protect people, products and the environment, as well as by optimizing research and industrial processes.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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