Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

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

Position Title

Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

Work Location

Warner Robins, GA

Job Type

Full Time, Professional

Job Category



This position will be supporting structural and mechanical systems integrity programs for USAF Rotary Wing platforms (HH-60G, TH-1H, UH-1N, and future platforms). Support for other Rotary Wing product area programs may be required, including for Navy and Army platforms. 

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 2 years of directly related experience; or a Master's degree in same and 1 year of directly related experience; or a Ph.D. in same. 

Preferred Qualifications

- Performing fatigue and fracture analysis, including selection of the method and material data for different load environments.

- Designing fatigue and crack propagation lab tests programs, including any necessary fixtures.

- Designing on-aircraft strain/load surveys to capture steady state and vibratory airframe loads.

- Use and application of strain gages, accelerometers and other sensors to capture relevant test data.

- Experience post-processing measured stress, strain or acceleration time-history data using standard cycle counting methods such as rainflow counting.

- Experience with SolidWorks or similar CAD programs.

- Experience with Nastran or similar FEA programs, and validation of finite element models using measured test data is a plus. 

Benefits of Working at MERC
MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.
Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.
MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay.
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


FLSA Status


EEO Statement


COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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