Mechanical Engineer I/II - EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303
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Job Description

The 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. The Mechanical Engineer creates and develops unique, custom hardware from initial concepts to delivery of fully functional, integrated systems. Additional responsibilities include preparing technical data packages, documentation of mechanical specifications, and 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).

Job Duties

  • Perform mechanical design and documentation using 2D and 3D modeling tools
  • Perform advanced mechanical analysis and tests such as thermal analysis, vibration, and reliability testing in accordance with MIL, ANSI, and ASME standards
  • Contribute to technical efforts in the analysis, design, and construction of EO/IR systems for remote sensing applications
  • Perform mechanical measurements, component selection, and design and integration for significant prototyping efforts
  • Contribute to research reports, white papers, and competitive proposals
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical data packages
  • Provide level of effort estimates for tasks
  • Document work and capture research findings in internal memorandums, sponsor briefs, conference proceedings, and journal articles
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Imaging Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, or related technical field.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Imaging Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, or related technical field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Imaging Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, or related technical field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Imaging Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, or related technical field.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree program relevant to this position will be considered. Candidate must have a graduation date of no later than December 2021.
  • 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

  • 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

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US 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 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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