Mechanical Engineer

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Posting title
Mechanical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
• Reviewing printed wiring board assemblies, cable harness designs and generating design, build, assembly and test procedures to fabricate, assemble and test printed wiring assemblies and cable harnesses. 
• Interfacing with the machine shop for delivery of mechanical hardware. 
• Collaborating with Quality Assurance to develop solutions to resolve discrepancies with hardware fabrication and develop preventive actions for process improvements. 
• Working independently and lead teams in solving highly complex packaging and cable harness problems. 
• Demonstrating flexibility in handling work assignments including cross training with the electronic packaging group for printed wiring board design and analysis. 
• Defining and scoping tasks and acquiring the resources to complete a task on time and on budget. 
• Leading design teams in a collaborative environment to design, develop support equipment for the project and research applications. 
• Leading design reviews. 
• Interfacing with engineers, designers, analysts, machine shop, and project staff.

Required Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 year of related experience; PhD with 2 years of related experience. 
• Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in cable harnesses design and printed wiring assemblies. 
• Ability to perform trade studies, review design requirements, and coordinate fabrication, assembly, and qualification of hardware. 
• Advanced knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in electro-mechanical systems including configuration, electronic packaging, cable harnessing, and integration and test. • Advanced knowledge in related fields of manufacturing and assembly of cable harnesses and printed wiring assemblies. 
• Advanced knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in drawing requirements. 
• Advanced knowledge of drawing release process and inspection reports. 
• Extensive experience interfacing with various suppliers and services including printed wiring board and mechanical fabrication, electronic assembly, project representatives and mission assurance. 
• Advanced understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in soldering operations, cable assembly and surface mount technology electronics manufacturing. 
• Extensive knowledge of design, build, assembly and test process. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills. 
• Must be able to work in a team environment and meet deadlines.

Desired Skills:
• Broad knowledge of applicable Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations. 
• Broad knowledge in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) techniques, processes and procedures. 
• Broad knowledge in Mechanical Analysis tool (FEM). • Experience with spacecraft flight hardware development and test. 
• Basic knowledge in Computer Aided Engineering (CAD) using tools such as Unigraphics NX or SOLIDWORKS. 
• Experience with Printed Wiring Board (PWB) design tools such as Mentor or Altium. 
• Desire a candidate who is assertive, self-motivated and can work with minimal direction. 

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