Mechanical Engineer - EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303
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Job Purpose

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 are performed such as thermal analysis, vibration, reliability, finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and other environmental testing. Prototyping is supported through a 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 an in-depth working knowledge of the mechanical properties of engineering materials, and a thorough understanding of fabrication processes and techniques.

Project/Unit Description

A Mechanical Engineer in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) develops, tests, manufactures, and documents mechanical designs and packaging solutions for electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensors, components, and systems to be employed for nautical, aeronautical, aerospace, transportation, high altitude, and military/defense applications. A Mechanical Engineer creates and develops unique, custom hardware from initial concepts to delivery of fully-functional, integrated systems. Additional responsibilities include the preparation of technical data packages, to the documentation of mechanical specifications required, to the manufacturing and assembly of complex systems.

EOSID specializes in the complete optical imaging and remote sensing chain, from the analysis, design, development, integration, test and evaluation of imaging and sensing systems, to the processing, exploitation, and visualization of data and imagery. EOSID also specializes in modeling and simulation (M&S) of high-energy laser (HEL) propagation, engagements, and effects. EOSID makes critical contributions to national defense in the domains of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), directed energy (DE), and undersea warfare (USW).

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform mechanical design and documentation using 2D and 3D modeling tools
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical data packages
  • Basic mechanical analysis and test
  • Perform mechanical measurements, component selection, and limited prototyping

Additional Responsibilities

  • Perform advanced mechanical analysis and tests such as thermal analysis, vibration, and reliability testing in accordance to MIL, ANSI, and ASME standards.
  • Contribute to technical efforts in the analysis, design, and construction of EO/IR systems for remote sensing applications
  • Contribute to research reports, white papers, and competitive proposals
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical data packages
  • Provide a level of effort estimates for task
  • Document work and capture research findings in internal memorandum, sponsor briefs, conference proceedings, and journal article
  • Brief senior leadership and sponsors on technical research efforts
  • Support field integration, data collection, and other testing activities relating to the deployment of systems
  • Participate in business development efforts by contributing to white papers, Request for Information (RFI)/Request for Proposal (RFP) responses, and proposing new research areas suitable for internal research and development (IRAD) funding

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program relevant to this position will be considered. The candidate must have a graduation date of no later than August 2022
  • Experience in computer-aided design (CAD) tools such as SolidWorks or NX
  • Experience with manufacturing capabilities (i.e. 3D printing, injection molding, machining, etc.)
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Experience with active and/or passive electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems and sensors such as lasers, VIS/SWIR/MWIR/LWIR imagers, Avalanche Photo-Diodes (APDs), photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), hyperspectral imagers, or lidar
  • Experience in mechanical analysis (i.e. Thermal, Vibration, and Reliability Testing)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Experience with optical design tools (e.g., Zemax, Code V, OSLO, etc.)
  • Experience in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Experience designing mechanical components for EO/IR systems such as lasers, VIS/SWIR/MWIR/LWIR imagers, hyperspectral imagers, or lidar
  • Experience with systems engineering processes for the documentation, derivation, and verification of system requirements
  • Experience designing, modeling, and integrating high precision mechanisms tailored toward motion control

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

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 Faculty Handbook

  • 0 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Imaging Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, or related field of study.

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:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds 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.



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