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Job Summary:

Solve complex mechanical/aerospace problems with sophisticated conceptual designs, systems modeling, and fabrication of prototype hardware. Design, develop, and perform systems engineering duties in the development/packaging of mechanical and electrical systems for Aerospace applications. Lead a group of engineers to accomplish project goals. Participate in sensor design and packaging, present and pursue ideas for internal research and development, participate in new business development activities including identification of new business opportunities, proposal writing, budget estimating, and customer presentations. Apply your experience with SolidWorks and its premium applications to support thermal and vibration analysis, Mentor Graphics FLOTHERM for Thermal Analysis of Printed Wiring Boards and associated mechanical packaging. Collaborate with leadership and the team and be responsive to dynamic business and market conditions.


Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 7 years. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Requires experience in design and test in the Aerospace Industry. Must have experience in integrating complex electrical and mechanical components into functional and/or small-to-large assemblies. Must be proficient with a strong background in design practices, manufacturing, and cost analysis. Relevant experience of mechanical designs required. Leadership experience in project management and cost/schedule/performance issues is strongly desired. Requires excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude to lead others. Must be innovative and able to succeed in a team environment. Must have experience executing project management responsibilities and interfacing with clients. Experience in integrating complex electrical and mechanical components into functional and/or small-to-large assemblies. In depth working knowledge of electro-mechanical integration. Solid understanding in engineering design principles and industry standards. Experienced and familiar with Mil-Spec components and integration into design. Experience in integrating manufacturability into design. Solid understanding of metal material properties and how it affects thermal design outcome. Proven knowledge and understanding of thermal analysis. Experience in providing solutions to complex thermal problems that exist in Avionic boxes and/or systems. Knowledge and Experience to perform Finite Element Analysis and Integrated Thermal Analysis of systems. Knowledge and experience in GD&T Standards. Experience in analysis of Tolerance design and manufacturing practices. Knowledge and experience in designing components and systems to survive Environmental Testing. Understand of Vibration Analysis, Stress/Fracture analysis. Experience in electro-mechanical systems packaging. Experience in RadHard Design is a plus. Must be able to travel to client sites to integrate and test systems. Must be able to support proposal development and design presentations to clients required including but not limited to some marketing/business development to support department requirements. DoD prior experience desired. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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