Eng Sr - Mech

I. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

To perform professional technical work which is complex in nature and requires in-depth knowledge and diversified application of mechanical engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques generally used to solve problems within a defined field of technology.

II. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Create and Develop Product Designs. Create and develop mechanical designs, including moderately complex subsystems for the development of electronic, thermodynamic, mechanical motion and optical systems. Coordinate and disseminate the work of lower level engineers, designers, and support personnel as assigned. Lead design segments as the Lead Mechanical Engineer on engineering efforts responsible for achievement of schedule, fiscal and technical performance objectives.

  2. Perform Mechanical Analyses. Analyze mechanical components and subsystems using both common application programs and more advanced programs such as ANSYS or NX. Performs kinematics, dynamic, heat transfer and/or vibration analyses on one or more complex materials, structural components or functional systems. Perform trade studies and document results for presentation to senior program staff.

  3. Direct Fabrication and Test of Hardware. Develop test plans and direct the fabrication of prototypes. Conduct testing of moderately complex systems and resolve design and related manufacturing problems, including product qualification testing. Coordinate product transition to Operations as required.

  4. Document the Product Development. Generate, review and approve written reports supporting the design, analyses, and test of the product design including drawings, engineering specifications, and other associated documentation. Report on project status and progress measured against specific plans. Prepare design review packages and present data to both internal and external customers.

  5. Implement Continuous Improvement. Implement the Mechanical Design Process in work plans, and adhere to ES Quality System. Provide feedback to improve the process, and work to meet engineering objectives. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in the mechanical engineering disciplines. Ensure cost effectiveness and manufacturability of design.

  6. Perform Other Duties. Coordinate and direct the work efforts of lower level engineers and support personnel, acting as a program Hardware Lead, and or Hardware Manager, if assigned. Support the development of artifacts for proposal activities. May act as a Control Account Manager (CAM) supporting various programs and Product Realization Groups (PRGs). Help increase visibility/viability of "MAN18" machine shop, by leveraging existing relationships, building new partnerships with existing and New Business Areas. Perform other duties, responsibilities or initiatives, as required.

III. SUPERVISION:

A. Responsibilities for Work of Others

May lead small groups and provide moderately complex work direction on a regular basis.

B. Supervision Received

Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

IV. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

V. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

A. Physical Tasks

Exerts normal physical energy.

B. Working Conditions

Normal office environment.

VI. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

May suggest expense items for department budget.


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