Mechanical System Engineer

Posted: 02/14/2024

Job Description:

Thomas Instrument:
• Is a leading privately held provider of engineering solutions and manufacturing excellence for complex, critical aerospace flight control hardware.
• Has a stable workload (varied customer base) with a strong domestic and international reputation for quality and integrity.
• Has two Engineering and Manufacturing facilities.
• Offers all phases of product development and lifecycle management, supporting a highly diverse product mix. Thomas Instrument is AS9100D, NADCAP, and FAA FAR Part 145 Repair Station certified.
• Has a friendly atmosphere and an outstanding safety record.
• Full benefits available including immediately vested 4% match to 401k plan.

Job Description:
The Mechanical Systems Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and integration of aircraft, weapon platforms, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and other related mechanical systems with secondary emphasis in the fields of electro-mechanical Actuation, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Manufacturing processes. The Mechanical Systems Engineer must be able to read, interpret, and create requirements documents, Test plans and procedures, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

• 2 – 8 years of experience in aerospace mechanical systems and/or hydraulics desired but not required. Experience in industrial and other related backgrounds will be considered.

• A minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university.
• Working knowledge of Project Management Planning (PMP) to include Cost and schedule experience.
• Working knowledge and experience in mechanical/electro-mechanical systems and the applications of electro-hydraulic components.
• Working knowledge of component design including material selection, tolerance assignment and heat-treat selections.
• Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
• Knowledge of (and ability to apply) detailed mechanical design work including 3D modeling, simulation (eg thermal & stress) and design verification testing, as required.
• Work in a cross-functional, agile team that includes Systems Engineering, Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Test Systems, Software, and Project Engineering.
• Working knowledge of standard work, metrics and continuous improvement. (i.e., 5S, Lean Six Sigma, etc)
• Working knowledge of military/aerospace design standards/specifications
• Working knowledge of root cause and corrective action tools and processes

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to analyze and produce technical reports in support of customer proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost and maintenance requirements of those designs and applications.
• Ability to design and conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, operation, and performance of equipment, components and systems.
• Ability to analyze problematic situations, seek relevant data, diagnose information in order to solve problems and generalize alternative methods to identify the best possible solution.
• Ability to effectively interface with customers, team members and individuals in technical discussions and solutions.
• Ability to relate to coworkers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with coworkers.
• Ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments; flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
• Ability to accept, learn and adapt to new technology.
• Ability to respond to, anticipate and manage change.
• Ability to listen, write, and speak to convey information effectively.
• Ability to understand/produce technical drawings/system schematics (hydraulics/mechanical/electrical/electro-mechanical)
• Ability to co-ordinate with the other Functional discipline (electronics and testing) within the department to produce multidisciplinary design solutions
• Able to produces designs to customer requirements and specified deadlines and achieves the required timescales
• Excellent communication skills, dealing with other employees and external clients
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, self-motivated team player. Effective problem-solving capabilities and committed to undertaking professional development.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and able to coach and mentor other engineers/team members.
• Ability to weigh risk vs. sound business principles (i.e., product dispositions)

Work Eligibility (ITAR): This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident or persons with protected status. Employer will not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.

Thomas Instrument is an EEO employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, medical condition (GINA), or disability.