Wilmington - Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer


Wilmington, MA 01887

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer

Job Code: SAS20222405-82867

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

Design and development of space-based structures, mechanisms, and/or mechanical support equipment often with interfaces to precision optomechanical systems for spacecraft payloads. Responsibilities include completing mechanical performance, manufacturing, and reliability assessments, mechanical architecture definition, and technical specification and interface control drawing development with supporting trade studies. Trade studies include consideration for feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Technical activities include documentation of recommendations for presentation, review, and approval. Activities also include developing design concepts, supporting drawing creation, assigning and evaluating tolerances, and driving drawing releases. Job duties may include leading small cross-functional teams of engineers and designers in accomplishing the above assignments. Responsibilities may include investigating solutions to product or process problems.

Essential Functions:

+ Applicable experience in optomechanical and/or mechanism design

+ Strong knowledge and experience with mechanical design (including Y14.5 GD&T), tolerancing, and analysis

+ Knowledge and experience with broad project management of complex projects or processes with general oversight. Experience may range from concept development through procurement and design qualification.

+ Mechanical requirements management experience including work with requirements flow downs to specifications and interface definition and compliance verification

+ Leadership of small to mid-sized cross-functional design teams for space-based mechanical structures and mechanisms, or mechanical ground support equipment

+ Ability to oversee suppliers, including technical oversight and mechanical ICD/specification development

+ Strong communication skills (verbal and written) for internal and external presentations and reviews. Communication includes within and outside of own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures.

+ Candidate must be a good team player, contributor, and self-starter


+ Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

+ Secret clearance or higher

+ Experience in an aerospace and/or optics environment

+ Understanding of space-based optical system design

+ For optomechanical roles: Experience with flexures, kinematic mounts, adhesive bonding of optics, optical coatings, composite materials for optical benches, & material selection

+ For mechanism roles: Experience with bearing selection and analysis, flexures, motor selection, feedback control sensors, torque margin, material selection, cable/wire management in a space environment, launch locks, & AIAA S-114A-2020/NASA-STD-5017A; experience with feedback control and motor electronics

+ Excellent problem-solving skills

+ CAD experience, especially Inventor

+ Strong analytical skills with emphasis on using and/or directing finite element analysis (FEA) desired

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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