Mechanical Engineer - ATAS - Open Rank
Submit Resume ID: 497517
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Antenna, Hardware Development/Design, Mechanical Design &
Analysis, Military Vehicles, Modeling/Simulation, Radar, Robotics/Automated
Systems, System Engineering, Aerospace, Aircraft, Autonomous Systems, Space
Systems, Threat Systems
The GTRI Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory develops
advanced technologies and systems from concept development to prototypes. ATAS
Mechanical Design Engineers perform engineering design and analysis in support
of these systems, on behalf of multiple sponsored research programs. Custom,
fully functional, fully integrated system hardware and full documentation are
the principal deliverables for these programs, which include radar systems,
state-of-the-art electronics, and advanced systems for ground-based, naval,
airborne, and space applications.
This position is to fill an immediate need for a mechanical engineer to join
our project teams to help develop unique components and systems. The initial
emphasis will be on design and analysis of structures, electronic equipment
packaging, and thermal control systems. Projects also often require work with
kinematic mechanisms, dynamics, servo controls, sensor integration, machine
design, hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid flow systems, HVAC, and material
properties. It is a continuous learning and growth environment to supplement
academic knowledge in almost all subdisciplines associated with mechanical
The Mechanical Engineer develops, tests, manufactures, and documents
mechanical designs and packaging solutions for a wide variety of components
and systems, including aeronautical, aerospace, transportation, military
equipment, radar, and electronic systems. Mechanical design includes reverse
engineering and redesign of mechanical assemblies and components in complex
systems, evaluation of emerging technologies and products, and documentation
of the design in 2D and 3D modeling toolsets. This role may create and develop
unique, custom hardware from initial concepts to delivery of fully functional,
integrated systems. Additional responsibilities typically include the
preparation of technical data packages to specifically document mechanical
specifications required to manufacture and assemble a complex assembly.
Mechanical analysis and testing is performed such as thermal analysis,
vibration, reliability, finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) and other environmental testing. Prototyping is supported
through selection of components, assembly, and testing. Mechanical engineers
are familiar with industry standards, best practices, and processes and can
contribute to mechanical trade studies. May require in-depth working knowledge
of the mechanical properties of engineering materials, and a thorough
understanding of fabrication processes and techniques.
Perform mechanical design and documentation using 2D and 3D modeling
Contribute to the preparation of technical data packages.
More advanced mechanical analysis and test such as thermal analysis,
vibration, and reliability testing.
Perform mechanical measurements, component selection, and more significant
Support assembly, and fabrication of test fixtures.
Contribute to technical reports and presentations.
Contribute to white papers, and competitive proposals.
Generate design concepts and preliminary designs, cost estimates, 3D CAD
models, structural and thermal analysis, specifications, final detailed
designs, and fabrication drawings.
Specify and purchase materials and components.
Coordinate fabrication, assembly, installation, and integration of
equipment and systems.
Set up and conduct experiments.
Prepare progress reports, O&M manuals, and design review presentations.
Required Minimum Qualifications
At least 3 years broad-based mechanical engineering design and analysis
experience across subdisciplines such as machine design, structures,
kinematics, vibration, thermal systems, fluid flow, hydraulics,
pneumatics, electronics packaging, or servo controls.
Good working knowledge of structural material properties and machine shop
Must be proficient with 3D CAD.
Structural/thermal FEA experience required.
Bachelors' degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
Active Secret Clearance.
Master's degree in engineering.
Experience working with DoD projects including military vehicles,
aircraft, and/or ships.
Design experience with radar systems and/or RF communications systems.
CAD experience with Solidworks software.
FEA experience with Solidworks Simulation, Abaqus, and/or Ansys Icepak
Experience working with project teams.
Hands-on experience working with machine tools.
Education and Length of Experience
This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will
be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty
Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech
2 years of related experience with a Bachelors' degree in Mechanical
Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.
0 years of related experience with a Masters' degree in Mechanical
Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for
this position must be U.S. Citizens.
Clearance Type Required
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.
Benefits at GTRI
Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health
& Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional
Development, can be found through this link: https: // hr.gatech.edu/benefits
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to
enhance the Institute's mission of solving the world's most complex technical
problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity,
raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and
appreciation for all members of our community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks
diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.