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Mechanical Design Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03038
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts
Mechanical Design Engineer
Ayer, MA
14 Month Contract to Hire

Job Description
  • The Client is currently seeking a talented Mechanical Design Engineer for our Ayer, MA facility.
  • The Client is the world's premier designer and manufacturer of ground-based radomes, including composite and metal space frame radomes, shipboard and airborne radomes, as well as precision reflectors and antenna products.
  • This position reports to the VP Engineering and is responsible for the initiation, implementation and completion of Engineering and Design tasks on time and within budget.
  • Design prototype products including special molds, jigs and fixtures necessary for shop production and Quality Assurance inspection.
  • Design composite and aluminum space frame shell structures using Autocad and/or Solid Works
  • Perform structural (finite element) analyses geometry using custom software.
  • Generate detailed geometry designs for radomes.
  • Prepare cost estimates and participate in design reviews.
  • Provide technical assistance, as required, to other departments including Marketing and Manufacturing.
  • Assist in the preparation of manufacturing process specifications, test procedures and installation manuals.
  • Evaluate new products, materials, manufacturing processes and vendor Capability, and recommend substitutions to minimize inventory.
  • Perform continual value engineering to improve products.
  • Continually evaluate product integrity.
  • Submit reports to management, as required.
  • Coordinate Department requirements for WDS System with MIS.
  • Review contract specifications and work authorizations to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare program schedules and software items required on a contract.
  • Review customer radome/antenna interface.
  • Provide technical inputs to drafting.
  • Review drawings prior to release.
  • Evaluate purchase requisitions, as specified
  • Ensure that all documentation is complete and thorough
  • Act as liaison with Manufacturing and Materials to minimize inventory.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Product Line Manager.
Education/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design or related field required.
  • ¿Master's degree highly desirable.
  • Five Years minimum mechanical design experience required.
  • Direct radome and reflector related design experience preferred.
  • Experience designing and analyzing ground-based composite and metal space frame radomes.
  • Experience designing and analyzing shipboard and airborne radomes highly desirable.
  • Experience designing and analyzing precision reflectors is needed.
  • Experience designing, inspecting and profiling composite molds is essential.
  • Experience with composite materials, resins and determining cure cycles is essential.
  • Extensive experience with SolidworksTM or InventorTM, AutoCADTM and Autodesk Vault or PDM Works.
  • Experience with large and complex CAD models is required.
  • Preference given to InventorTM modeling experience.
  • Experience in structural analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is needed.
  • Experience conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis highly desirable.
  • Must have a firm grasp of documents and revision control.
  • Experience with Autodesk VaultTM preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly understanding of WindowTM interface, navigating a network, file organization, making back-ups, email literacy, ExcelTM and spreadsheet literacy.
  • Understanding of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) systems required.
  • Understanding of VisualTM operating system highly desirable.