Position Description Seeking a Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer with diverse analytical capabilities and demonstrated technical expertise. This individual will support the design, development, integration/test, and production of optomechanical military systems. The engineer will work closely with hardware integrated into a variety of complex IR technology. The individual must be a self-starter and is desired to have development experience working with integrated military electronic hardware and related test equipment. The selected candidate will execute both individually and in small to large, yet diverse, team environments through all phases of the product life cycle. This includes concept development, detail design, qualification, manufacturing transition, and production support. The engineer will be responsible for developing innovative and robust hardware solutions to meet demanding customer requirements, and will leverage their mechanical engineering expertise to perform detailed design and analyses. Day to day, activities may include working with 3D solid models, drawings, and documentation utilizing GD&T principles; performing analyses to assure fit & function; performing thermal, structural/stress, and vibration analyses; assessing designs against environmental requirements; as well as conducting test and verification efforts. With a product focus, the individual will actively partner with other engineering disciplines and operations personnel to develop solutions that adhere to UPC, DFT, and DFM requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This may include evaluating and troubleshooting mechanical faults and issues, assessing test failures for root cause, identifying disposition/corrective actions, as well as designing test equipment to ensure the performance and integrity of manufactured products. This engineering role will provide rewarding challenges and exposure to diverse experiences including: • Design and development of IR technology hardware and systems • Optomechanical design & analysis • Electronics packaging design • Product/Factory Support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment • State-of-the-art mechanical engineering design and development tools • Design and analysis of multilayer CCAs • Prototype & test activities utilizing a fully equipped environmental test facility • “Hands-on” laboratory experience with instrumentation, equipment, and processes The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership, technical, and career growth.
Skills Required Required Skills Include: • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10+ years’ experience • Demonstrated experience in Product development and support of DoD military electronics equipment • Working experience with camera products and/or related IR technologies • Experience with Engineering Design Verification Testing (DVT) • Experience with Transition to Production and Ramp to Rate or new designs • Solid fundamentals of mechanical design, analysis, and documentation principles • Experience with state-of-the-art mechanical engineering development software tools • Strong written and verbal communication skills including development of engineering documentation and presentations • Motivated self-starter and problem solver with proven experience executing in diverse multi-disciplinary teams • Strong computer skills in basic MS office and technical programs • Knowledge of engineering development processes
Skills Preferred Preferred Skills Include: • Knowledge/experience with optomechanical designs & developments • Knowledge of MIL specs & standards, industry standards including ASTM, SAE, DO • Experience in the design/development of active motion controlled hardware • Experience in the design and manufacture of electronic circuit card assemblies • ANSYS Workbench/Mechanical, PTC Creo, MATLAB/Simulink, Siemens NX, ANSYS Icepak • Knowledge of design for manufacturing (DFM) principles
Experience Required 10+ years' of Mechanical Engineering experience required.
Education Required Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required.