Mechanical Design Engineer

Job title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Position: Full time
Location: Hirsemarken 1, 3520 Farum

Why join us

Are you looking for a job where you will get a central role in shaping the mechanical design of high-tech measurement instruments in a small, agile, and innovative company?

NLIR is a small and flexible company with the ambition of growing comprehensively in the present and the upcoming years. In this position, you will have a central role in shaping our products from initial stage to final outcome and in the process collaborate with the entire engineering team.

NLIR offers a high level of independence and a culture where the journey from good ideas to execution is direct and short. We value curiosity and encourage learning through experimentation, even if it means encountering failures along the way.

Job overview and responsibilities:

We are seeking a candidate to join our engineering team in the role of Mechanical Design Engineer. This individual will play a key role in advancing the CAD drawings and designs for all our products, contributing to our efforts in thermal management and mechanical stability, and managing the purchasing of mechanical components from global suppliers. Furthermore, this position will involve collaborating on enhancing production reliability and efficiency.


The candidate should hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate proficiency in some (though not necessarily all) of the following areas:

  • Experience in CAD tools, for example SolidWorks or Creo (we currently use Creo).
  • Knowledge in 3D-printing, CNC machined parts, surface treatments and tolerance chains.
  • Basic knowledge of heat management in, for example, electronic components.
  • Familiarity with specifying and purchasing mechanical components.
  • Effective communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
  • A keen interest in learning about integration of optical components.


The salary and benefits for this position are negotiable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

How to apply including deadline and contact info:

We invite you to apply for this position or ask questions related to the position by contacting hiring coordinator Søren Friis at In your application, please send a short application letter and a CV. If you have completed your degree within the last 2 years, feel free to add your grade sheet.

The deadline for applications is 15/9-2023.

About NLIR

NLIR is a spinout from the Technical University of Denmark and has been working on developing and commercializing a new superior mid-infrared light detection technology since 2017.

Our current team consists of five members, and we are now looking to scale up our team with a range of new positions. Our advanced optical technology is developed in-house, and devices are already being shipped to all time zones. The technology has the potential to play a significant role in tomorrow’s industry and research facilities around the globe.

At NLIR, we value a hands-on approach and embrace experimentation, even in the face of setbacks. We foster a culture where everyone is encouraged to contribute beyond their immediate roles and lend a hand when needed. Our organization is structured flat,  promoting open communication and collaborative decision-making.

The goal of NLIR is to become a leading supplier of the world’s fastest and most sensitive midinfrared measurement equipment.

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