Staff Mechanical Engineer

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Staff Mechanical Engineer



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Responsible for assisting in the design and performing assigned detailed engineering efforts in the assigned discipline under the guidance of an engineer, including but not limited to the following tasks:

- Analysis of existing technology applications, processes, and products, taking into consideration costs, life cycle considerations, reliability, maintainability, productivity, and long-term support.

- Performing intensive technology research and evaluation of a broad array of alternative solutions to improve existing implementations.

- Defining and implementing advanced technological implementations and evaluations to provide risk reduction and determine production feasibility of improved and alternate technological implementations.

- Designing, implementing, and achieving operational status of advanced technological and engineering approaches to satisfy customer needs.

- Responsible for participation in detailed cross-functional engineering communication, design, evaluation, and implementations achieving novel and unique functionality and capability through multi-disciplined engineering applications through:

- Participation in multidiscipline design teams and process action team efforts.

- Preparing and presenting design alternatives to multidiscipline review peer group.

- Preparing and implementing designs that apply multidiscipline solutions achieving breakthrough performance and unique technological applications.

- Responsible for assisting in providing technical interface with present and perspective customers through the following activities:

- Diagnosing existing and perspective customer needs and opportunities through informal and formal interaction to understand present operations and limitations and customer priorities and needs.

- Preparing and presenting detailed technical presentations, using information gathered both directly and indirectly, to provide customer insight into technological capabilities that could significantly improve operations.

- Insuring strong technical communication and understanding through use of terms, design illustrations, and operating paradigms common to the customer experience.

- Provides detailed technical information to lead engineer allowing tracking of cost, schedule, and technical risk assessments at all stages of implementation.

- Ensures familiarity with all MERC core capabilities, and with current and potential customer base.

- During all customer contacts, remains alert for any potential problems or opportunities that could possibly lead to additional business for any MERC core capability area.

- Reports all perceived or identified MERC business opportunities to the Director of Acquisition Strategy through a Chief Engineer.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited School or College of Engineering.

- Experience with CAD (SolidWorks preferred).

- Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process. Candidates must redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will still be required form the hired candidate as instructed in the offer letter. Other documentation may be requested.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience reading and interpreting fabrication drawings, blueprints, or specifically Air Force technical drawings.

- Experience with SolidWorks and AutoCAD.

- Experience with CAD/Solid Modeling practices and software.

- Experience with structural modeling.

- Experience with FEA/FEM development and validation.

- Experience with structural and operational/functional testing.

- Experience with FEA/FEM development.

- Knowledge and experience with reverse engineering including basic metrology, CMM (FARO) and software (Geomagic Design X). 

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


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Commensurate with experience

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