Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

3+ months agoLaurel, MD

Do you love to design, analyze, and test mechanical hardware?

Do you have a fundamental drive and fascination for solving problems of all kinds?

Are you searching for impactful work in the area of electronics packaging and finite element analysis that does not confine you to working on the same thing year after year?

Does making meaningful contributions to projects that span from submarines, surface ships, UAV's, aircrafts, ground vehicles, missiles, to spacecraft sound like a dream job?

If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

We are seeking a Mechanical or Aerospace Engineer to help us develop mechanical systems. As a member of the Concept Design and Realization Branch, you will be working with teams of passionate engineers and scientists who design, analyze, and test systems for all of APLs Mission Areas. Our team strives to deliver robust mechanical solutions to APLs most difficult problems. Our team values leadership and communication skills and we cultivate an environment of collaboration.

As a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer...

- Your primary responsibility will be to lead the design effort of electromechanical hardware from concept thru delivery, including thermal and structural analysis, detailed design, assembly, and testing.

- You will promote engineering industry standard methodologies and work on state of the art hardware.

- You will work with other engineers and scientists on unique research and development efforts.

- You will participate in design reviews and team meetings.

- You will work in a fast-paced environment requiring innovative solutions to difficult technical challenges.

- You will mentor junior members of the team.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have...

- BS or MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

- 5+ years of experience in mechanical/packaging engineering.

- Familiarity with CAD and CAE software (CREO, SolidWorks, ANSYS, FEMAP, etc).

- A proven ability to work closely with engineering teams to develop systems.

- High initiative, motivation, flexibility, and interest in working in a fast-paced team environment.

- Familiarity with NASA and MIL requirements.

- Good communications and team building skills.

- Occasional travel by vehicle, aircraft, etc. to government and contractor facilities as required.

- Occasional work in secure facilities.

- Are able to obtain an Secret level security clearance. If selected, you 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.

- Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have...

- Prior experience designing, analyzing, and qualifying electromechanical systems for military applications.

- Hands on experience with thermal and structural analysis.

- Completed several mechanical packaging projects from start to finish.

- Demonstrated the ability to work closely with engineering teams in all phases of the design, analysis, assembly, and testing process.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

Job ID: hopkins-6941_25770