The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Mechanical Engineer.
The staff member will contribute to prototype systems aimed at detecting, classifying, tracking, and mitigating physical threats to civilian and military targets from asymmetric warfare tactics (e.g. terrorism, insurgencies). The staff member will also contribute to prototype systems for special operations that provide a U.S. asymmetric advantage. Prototypes could include novel sensor platforms, sensor payloads, and countermeasure packages.
Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
1. Design, analysis, and integration of prototype systems (30%)
2. Testing and troubleshooting of prototype components and assemblies (30%)
3. Planning, execution, and documentation of laboratory and/or field tests of prototype and operational systems (30%)
4. Development of system requirements and concepts through sponsor and stakeholder interactions (10%)
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field with 1-3 years of professional experience. Experience with computer aided design (Solidworks experience preferred). Strong mechanical assembly skills. Strong knowledge in the fields of structures, mechanisms, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and controls. Experience with general purpose analysis and testing software such as Excel, Matlab, and Labview. Excellent communication (written and spoken) skills
M.S. Mechanical Engineering or closely related field with 3-5 years of professional experience. Experience with the design, development, testing, and deployment of electromechanical systems. Experience with software development in C, C#, C , Java, and/or Python. Experience with computational analysis techniques and software packages for structural, thermal, and/or fluid computations. Experience with advanced manufacturing techniques such as computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining, additive machining, etc.
Special Working Conditions: Staff member may require occasional travel to CONUS sites for site surveys or field testing (up to 15%)
Security: Secret Clearance is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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