Mechanical Engineer

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

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Mechanical Engineer



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Responsible for designing and performing detailed engineering efforts in the assigned discipline, 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 providing 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 a multidiscipline review peer group.

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

- Responsible for 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 that are common to the customer experience.

- Provides detailed technical information to program managers including cost, schedule, and technical risk assessments at all stages of implementation.

- Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures.

- Adheres to approved MERC MSP quality management policies and principles, and promotes an attitude of commitment to continuous quality improvement.

- 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 in Mechanical 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.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

- Exposure to Air Force documentation, including but not limited to: Service Bulletins, Technical Orders, Drawings, MIL Handbooks, etc.

- At least 2 years of experience in technical writing from drawing and technical orders.

- Experience in providing clear insight on aging aircraft issues to government entities (customers).

- Ability to review and interpret material safety data sheets, technical data sheets, military specifications, commercial items descriptions and provide sound recommendations to the government.

- GPA of 3.0 or higher.

- Undergraduate or graduate research in materials, structures, or other aerospace structures relevant field.

- At least 2 years experience in interpreting large data sets and performing meaningful statistical analysis.

- At least 2 years experience in interpreting/producing production level drawings and providing recommended updates as required.

- At least 2 years experience in reading and interpreting technical publications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

- Should be a self-motivator with a strong desire to learn, an incredible attention to detail, and work with minimum supervision.

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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