$100K — $150K *
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The Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington (APL/UW) is a premier center for research, development and advanced education in science and engineering. APL/UW was formed in 1943 at the request of the U.S. Navy to bring university resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. From a wartime beginning focused on effective torpedo exploders, APL/UW initiated acoustic studies and oceanographic research programs to understand how variations in the ocean environment affected the performance of Navy systems. Decades of acoustic and oceanographic studies yielded an understanding of the world's deep oceans.
Today our scientists and engineers make important contributions to understanding the earth's climate cycles with satellite and in situ sensing of ocean winds, currents, and air-sea fluxes; observations of Arctic sea ice, its variations and effects on mid-latitude oceans; and ocean tomography that reveals how the abyssal ocean mixes and sequesters carbon. APL-UW continues to lead research in the basic and applied physics of sound—from sonars used to probe the geology of the deep ocean floor to hand-held high-frequency focused ultrasound devices to image and stop internal bleeding without surgery.
APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Senior Mechanical Engineer.
The Senior mechanical engineer will have experience from concept design through fabrication and integration of complex systems with an emphasis on ocean related projects. Must be willing to work on a range of systems including Marine robotics, UUVs, AUVs, ocean gliders, marine renewable energy design. Some understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic systems required. Experience developing design packages for system construction required.
Develop, from concept through fabrication, novel engineering solutions to unique engineering problems.
-Engineer mechanical systems and system of systems including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and structural.
-Perform stress analysis using both analysis software (FEA) and classical hand calculations.
-Develop technical data packages sufficient for fabrication and integration of systems and parts.
-Test support of systems during builder’s trials.
Plays a key role in seeking out and securing funding opportunities.
Pricing, purchasing support, and budgetary reporting during systems construction.
Perform program management tasks and methodologies including reporting to government.
-Manage multiple projects and workload to meet hard deadlines and deliverables.
Research Sponsors/Stakeholders (e.g. NIH, NSF, other schools or research institutions, etc.)
-Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Applied Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Doctoral degree in Mechanical or Ocean Engineering or related scientific or engineering field. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.
At least six years of relevant experience.
Proficient in Computer Aided Design.
Basic machining and fabrication/assembly skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.
Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to work at sea in small to large vessels for extended periods and willing to perform the required duties aboard ships.
Ability to work independently, and as part of a research team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds, academic levels, and nationalities.
Ability to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.
Valid through: 9/24/2021