• Lead Mechanical Engineer

    Location US-NH-Merrimack
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/20/2018 2:01 PM)
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  • Overview

    Exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to provide technical leadership over diverse (EO) product development projects to include various defense systems, airborne systems, and commercial avionics systems. This is an advanced level and/or lead position in which work assignments require the regular application of generally acknowledged expertise in electro-optics, opto-mechanics, electro-mechanical system integration and the use of considerable initiative and creativity.


    You will analyze and develop highly innovative solutions to unusually complex problems, and independently performs strategic tasks critical to the long term success of the engineering department. You will also lead substantial proposal and marketing initiatives, and perform research and development work to support long-term strategic objectives of ESA.



    • Support Bids and Proposals. Expected to lead substantial proposal and marketing initiatives.
    • The candidate is required to demonstrate skill and ability to analyze and develop highly innovative solutions to unusually complex problems, and independently performs strategic tasks critical to the long term success of the engineering department.
      • Lead/Support strategic planning for department execution improvement initiatives
      • Mentor junior and senior engineers. Recommend hiring.
      • Help establish training plans for ME team members
      • Manages discipline critical tools, recommends improvement opportunities
      • Coordinate with other sites on best practices and implement changes as required
    • Ensure programs are staffed to plan. Support workforce planning activities.
    • Mechanical system concept development, mechanical system architecture, mechanical system trade-off analysis, requirements definition and flow down, detailed mechanical design, test and evaluation of opto-mechanical and EO performance parameters at both the component and system level.
    • Successful candidate is expected to present a track record of the following essential technical skills/ functions:
      • Skilled in the use of solid modeling CAD tools specifically SolidWorks
      • Understanding of design dimensioning and tolerancing methods and conventions (e.g. true-position dimensioning, geometric tolerancing, etc.), assembly constraints, and kinematics
      • Fundamental modeling and analytical understanding of static and dynamic mechanical properties (e.g. stress, torque, natural frequency, damping, thermal expansion, etc.)
      • Thermal/ structural (static/ dynamic): use of analytical tools including FEA specifically ANSYS and CFDesign
      • Specification and design of electro-mechanical mechanisms and components
      • Knowledge of advanced electro-mechanical systems: servos, positioning systems, piezoelectric devices, position feedback devices
      • Line-of-sight analysis
      • Mechanisms for multi-field of view and zoom lenses
      • System light-weighting techniques/ materials/ trade off analyses
      • Passive athermalization techniques/ designs
      • Hermetic and Environmental Seal design
      • Electro-Optics System packaging & Integration


    Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Master’s preferred) or an equivalent scientific discipline with at least, and 8 or more years applicable progressively complex opto-mechanical engineering experience, to be proficient in the above areas. Incumbents should possess knowledge of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for one or more areas of technical expertise, and possess creativity and originality sufficient to contribute new inventions, designs or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.


    Requires very strong knowledge of opto-mechanical design skills and broad capabilities in the area of mechanical engineering with specific theoretical and experienced-based knowledge of opto-mechanical system design for Electro Optics assemblies in addition to a firm foundation in mechanical engineering.


    Outstanding communication skills are also required to convey technical ideas to both the customer community and to engineering peers. Cost Account Management (CAM) and technical leadership skills are essential.



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