Opto-mechanical Engineer


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

Job Summary: The candidate will be expected to lead the mechanical design, drafting, fabrication, assembly, test, and integration of several types of space flight instruments.


  • Develop, track and verify mechanical requirements (10%)
  • Oversee mechanical design, drafting, and fabrication of parts and subassemblies (55%)
  • Perform mechanical analysis and/or interface with thermal and stress engineers to verify design integrity (10%)
  • Oversee design of mechanical GSE and test fixtures (10%)
  • Provide input to instrument proposals and assist in development of new and/or improved instrument concepts (15%)

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.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and minimum 3 years experience in mechanical design and analysis. Must have the ability to work well in a team environment and take tasks to completion.

Desired Qualifications: Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and minimum 10 years experience in mechanical design and analysis. Familiarity with PTC and/or Solidworks CAD software. Experience with static and dynamic analysis and mechanical tolerance analysis.

Special Working Conditions: None

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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