Mechanical Engineer - EO/IR Systems

Job Description
BAE Systems is experiencing continued growth in our Electro-optic/Infrared markets and we are seeking experienced, highly-motivated Hardware Engineers to join our team. The qualified applicants will experience assignments associated with EO/IR, precision pointing, laser based systems or other related technologies/products at our Austin, Texas location. At BAE Systems we design, develop, and manufacture highly sophisticated EO/IR and other electronic solutions that service a variety of product areas for government and commercial applications.

The individual selected for this position will be a skilled "hands-on" mechanical engineer with diverse technical capabilities to execute mechanical design, analysis, and sustainment work on key projects, proposals, or research efforts. The engineer must have proven experience working with complex electro-optical systems, electro-mechanical mechanisms, opto-mechanical assemblies, ground vehicle integration, electronic packaging, design for critical safety requirements, and ruggedized systems fit for military environments and applications. Responsibilities associated with this role include the following:

Product Design & Development . Develop mechanical/opto-mechanical/electro-mechanical hardware designs from conceptual layouts through detailed design, conduct design trade studies/detailed analyses, and integrate component hardware into complex assemblies and subsystems. Individual will be responsible for the design, analysis, documentation, testing, build, and support of products.

Hardware Fabrication and Test. Coordinate and work closely with the technicians in support of the fabrication of prototype/production hardware. Plan, execute, and report the results of laboratory and field testing of prototype and qualification hardware. Provide engineering support to operations in the build of production hardware.

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • BS Mechanical Engineering and 4 years work related experience or MS Mechanical Engineering and 3 years work related experience
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in product development and support of DoD military electronics/avionics equipment
  • 2+ years of experience with complex EO/IR, Laser, and/or precision pointing hardware/systems
  • Solid fundamentals in mechanical engineering design, material science, and analytical methodologies (GD&T, FEA, etc.)
  • Experience with state-of-the-art mechanical engineering design and analysis tools (Pro-E/CREO, ANSYS)
  • Working familiarity with ASME/ANSI/SAE Standards
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter and problem solver
  • Strong closer with focus on adhering to cost and schedule commitments
  • Ability to work closely with manufacturing and operations to meet DTUPC, DFT, and DFM objectives
  • Eligible to obtain a DOD Security Clearance
  • Strong computer skills in basic office and technical programs
Preferred Skills and Education
- Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and 3+ years of applicable experience
- 2+ years of experience with complex EO/IR, Laser, and/or precision pointing hardware/systems
- Working familiarity with DOD Standards (MIL-STD-810, etc.)
- Demonstrated leadership expertise with experience in leading small teams

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with more than 80,000 employees worldwide, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Our Electronic Systems sector, headquartered in Nashua, N.H., has operations spanning commercial and defense electronics markets and offers a broad portfolio of mission critical electronic systems from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night vision systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, secure networked communications equipment, and power and energy management systems. People are the greatest asset in any company. BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment where the work we do matters and where people are challenged to reach their full potential. Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled

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