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Mechanical Engineer

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28653

Job Description

Position Title: Mechanical Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Electrical Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
  • Leading design and modeling of spacecraft/payload hardware (also some equipment for use on the ground and in the lab) using Solidworks.
  • Developing materials and structural (e.g., vibration) analyses of space hardware.
  • Performing thermal analyses of components and the entire system in all operational modes.
  • Interface with systems, harness, software, and electrical/RF engineering teams to inform spacecraft/payload mechanical design and layout.
  • Support spacecraft/payload integration, testing, delivery to launch, and spacecraft bus partners/vendors.
  • Designing and planning mechanical testing configurations on the ground when testing payload communications performance both in-lab and in-orbit (this has more mechanical aspects than you might think)
  • Bench level mechatronics work including testing, integration, assembly, and prototyping of electronic/mechanical hardware.
  • Support the development and maintenance of technical documentation for payload/spacecraft design and development.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

Job Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree (or above) in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering (Electrical Engineering or Physics may also apply).
  • Experience working on projects doing design, integration, or test of space hardware.
  • Experience with manufacturing and fabrication methods/tools. Machine shop experience is highly desired.
  • Experienced and highly proficient in 3D CAD software, ideally Solidworks, 3D printing.
  • Experienced performing thermal analyses of individual components and integrated systems with tools such as Thermal Desktop.
  • Hands-on experience with integrating hardware/electronics is desired.
  • Must be good with computers. Fluent in Windows or Mac OSX; Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word).

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


Job Requirements

Thermal desktop, 3D CAD, spacecraft/payload integration, 3D Printing

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