$80K — $100K *
The Mechanical Engineering Group provides innovative mechanical design solutions for advanced technology prototypes utilizing state-of-the-art design techniques, materials and fabrication processes. The group works on a wide variety of prototype development efforts that span multiple Laboratory mission areas and various equipment platforms, including ground, maritime, airborne, and spaceborne. Areas of expertise include large structures, highly efficient lightweight structures, mechanisms, precision engineering, opto-mechanics, electronics packaging, electrical interconnection design, and dynamic characterization of structures. Engineers from the group are critical to all aspects of prototype development beginning with conceptual design, continuing through detail design, system integration and test, and concluding with environmental performance testing. The group is the Engineering Division's center for 3D computer-aided design, mechanical design tools and design methodologies. Example projects include airborne and space-based laser communications systems, high energy laser systems, space optical payloads, and large radar antenna systems.
The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on the development of complex mechanical and opto-mechanical systems. Responsibilities include engineering design, analyses, integration, and testing of complex hardware from conceptual design through fabrication and field performance evaluation. The candidate must be knowledgeable in a broad range of challenging problems involving structures, mechanisms and opto-mechanical systems. The successful candidate will be expected to present engineering designs to both internal and external audiences. This position involves working in close-knit teams and may involve travel to meetings and field sites.
MS in Mechanical Engineering plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS in Mechanical Engineering plus 5 years minimum experience.
Valid through: 3/17/2021