165569,  Mechanical Design Engineer-MA CTH -

Category: ENG
Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer-MA CTH
Region: MA-Massachusetts
City: Ayer
State: MA
Rate: $DOE
Duration: 12 months, CTH
Description: Chipton-Ross is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer in Ayer, MA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design prototype products including special molds, jigs and fixtures necessary for shop production and Quality Assurance inspection.
• Design composite and aluminum space frame shell structures using Autocad and/or Solid Works
• Perform structural (finite element) analyses geometry using custom software.
• Generate detailed geometry designs for radomes.
• Prepare cost estimates and participate in design reviews.
• Provide technical assistance, as required, to other departments including
Marketing and Manufacturing.
• Assist in the preparation of manufacturing process specifications, test procedures and installation manuals.
• Evaluate new products, materials, manufacturing processes and vendor
Capability, and recommend substitutions to minimize inventory.
• Perform continual value engineering to improve products.
• Continually evaluate product integrity.
• Submit reports to management, as required.
• Coordinate Department requirements for WDS System with MIS.
• Review contract specifications and work authorizations to ensure compliance.
• Prepare program schedules and software items required on a contract.
• Review customer radome/antenna interface.
• Provide technical inputs to drafting.
• Review drawings prior to release.
• Evaluate purchase requisitions, as specified
• Ensure that all documentation is complete and thorough
• Act as liaison with Manufacturing and Materials to minimize inventory.
• Performs other duties as requested by the Product Line Manager.

Education/Experience/Licenses etc.:
Education and / or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design or related field required. Master’s degree highly desirable.
• Five Years minimum mechanical design experience required. Direct radome and reflector related design experience preferred.
• Experience designing and analyzing ground-based composite and metal space frame radomes. Experience designing and analyzing shipboard and airborne radomes highly desirable.
• Experience designing and analyzing precision reflectors is needed.
• Experience designing, inspecting and profiling composite molds is essential.
• Experience with composite materials, resins and determining cure cycles is essential.
• Extensive experience with Solidworks™ or Inventor™, AutoCAD™ and Autodesk Vault or PDM Works. Experience with large and complex CAD models is required. Preference given to Inventor™ modeling experience.
• Experience in structural analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is needed. Experience conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis highly desirable.
• Must have a firm grasp of documents and revision control. Experience with Autodesk Vault™ preferred.
• Excellent computer skills, particularly understanding of Window™ interface, navigating a network, file organization, making back-ups, email literacy, Excel™ and spreadsheet literacy.
• Understanding of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) systems required. Understanding of Visual™ operating system highly desirable.

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Debbie Aubert at
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x250 or (800) 927-9318 x250

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