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Specialty Printing Systems Mechanical Engineer

Job ID 3011488 Location Corvallis, Oregon Date posted 08/16/2017


HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) seeks to unleash the power and potential of HP Thermal Inkjet Technology (TIJ) through collaboration. We partner with OEMs to develop a wide range of industrial printing solutions and ink formulations that are used in a variety of applications that include mail addressing, postage, transactions, security printing, and packaging product identification. HP SPS has everything our partners need—the products, supplies, services, support, commitment, knowledge, and brand—to deliver high-performance, reliable, and cost-effective solutions that customers can truly count on.

This position will be with the SPS OEM Printheads team which develops enabling technology and documentation to make our OEM customers successful.   This person will collaborate with a wide variety of engineers, chemists and technicians to help meet product and program goals.


  • Invent, develop, adapt and qualify printheads, ink supplies, and associated components according to SPS program and strategic needs.
  • Participate in R&D development programs, including attending program meetings.  Initiate design reviews.  Lead or assist with issue resolution.
  • Approach problems in a rational manner using sound strategies that ensure comprehensive understanding, effective use of engineering fundamentals, and timely decisions that endure.
  • Collaborates and communicates with management and internal development partners regarding project progress and issue resolution.
  • Help in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives.

Education and Experience 

  • BSME or MSME
  • Proactive, innovative and self-motivated
  • Willingness to ask questions of experienced employees and to learn from them
  • Ability to analyze data with statistical methods and apply critical thinking
  • Ability to clearly document experiments, work, and conclusions
  • Strong and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Fluency in English