Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Cleared)

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - East Hartford CT
Active TS/SCI Required

About Us
Adaptive Optics Associates - Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, designs and manufactures mission critical optical and photonic solutions. We serve markets world-wide including: defense (ISR, directed energy, laser communications), industrial (freight logistics, semiconductor) and scientific (astronomy). Since its inception, AOX has been 'working light' for the betterment of our customers, the protection of our nation and the advancement of humankind.

Position Overview and Responsibilities
The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for advanced opto-mechanical, electro-optic and other optic/optical R&D, design creation/modeling and prototyping; will provide solutions to a variety of complex technical design problems; conceive technical design solutions, conceive, create and design system models, determine and perform required analysis, including FEA, detailed assembly drawings and parts lists in accordance with ANSI and in house drawing standards, as well as coordinate with Purchasing to expedite the delivery of system components, hands-on prototype assembly and writing assembly specifications.


Basic Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI Security Clearance is required

Requires BS in Mechanical Engineering and w/8+ years of combined relatable experience OR Master's w/5yrs of combined relatable experience

Must have experience and strong desire for hands-on design/prototyping of precision small form factor mechanisms

Hands-on design creation/modeling and prototyping; provide solutions to a variety of complex technical design problems; conceive technical design solutions, create/design system models, determine and perform required analysis

Experience working in a design for manufacturing environment

Advanced Solidworks skills (or similar 3D modeling CAD software)

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong ability to work independently as well as in a multi-disciplined engineering team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Experience working in a Defense/DoD, Government contract design, and manufacturing environment

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