Energetics Mechanical Engineer II in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Battelle Memorial Institute   •  

Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


This is a full-time position. In general, the incumbent will design, analyze, test, manufacture and maintain munition, explosive and mechanical components and systems, and test equipment. Applies principles of engineering, physics, and materials science as well as an understanding of core areas including mechanics, kinematics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, chemistry, life sciences and electricity along with tools like computer aided design and product lifecycle management to design and analyze munition and test systems and energetic manufacturing plants. Designs, develops and implements numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics or Structural Mechanics analysis of high energy systems using advanced programing techniques. Among other tasks, conducts performance assessments of current energetic formulations and develops recommendations for improved formulations. Designs and integrates concepts into assigned munitions. Prepares work plans, risk assessments, hazard analyses, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and data packages for materials qualification. Develops test methods and conducts test result evaluation of energetic materials and non-energetic chemical compounds. Performs systematic studies of specific materials, devices, and processes for the transfer of commercially useful materials to weapon systems. Conducts demilitarization studies of new and existing munitions to ensure environmentally acceptable, safe, and economical disposal of surplus munitions. Identifies concepts, procedures, and plans for the organized transfer of commercially useful materials, devices, processes, manufacturing methods, techniques, know-how, and related critical technology and energetic materials.


  • Performs advanced engineering research and analysis on a variety of mechanical and weapon system components. Conducts quality control review, data reporting, and writes/reviews technical documents.
  • Performs complex assignments by compiling and evaluating design and test data, preparing technical specifications, analyzing technical data to determine appropriates limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications. Analyzes and interprets data collected.
  • Prepares technical reports and makes presentations to client both formal and informal.
  • Conducts and leads small technical projects or phases of technical projects.
  • May provide technical direction to and coordinate the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects within time and budget constraints.
  • Builds relationships with internal and external clients and presents research results.
  • Communicates with client regarding the schedule and quality of deliverables.
  • Contributes to IR&D studies.
  • Supports business development efforts led by others and secures follow on work.
  • May assist with the coordination of and participation in Battelle sponsored conferences.
  • May participate in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increases company visibility through publications.
  • Oversees, mentors and trains lower level staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with at least 5-8 years' experience, or a Master's degree in Engineering with 2-5 years of experience, or a PhD with 0-2 years' experience.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials and processes, or thermodynamic and high energy events.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Successfully be authorized and issued a Government security badge.
  • Has the potential to receive a US Government Secret security clearance.


  • Experience with conventional munition design, development, integration, test and production.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17