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The Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS) Division is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer (Level 5) to support the development of subsea mechanical systems including structures, robotic mechanisms, electro-mechanical & hydraulic powered actuation systems for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Payloads, and associated equipment and rugged electronics packaging. This position is located in Herndon, VA.
**Travel is required, varies by position**
- Plans and organizes structural analysis work at the program level to assure total compliance with structural integrity and stability requirements.
- Develops, integrates and documents complex or unique structural requirements to establish the system design.
- Coordinates with other engineering groups to establish the products environment.
- Guides product design and verifies structural integrity by defining requirements for development of analytical methods, finite element models/simulations and other analysis tools to develop the structural environment, characteristics and performance of the product.
- Works with customers and regulatory agencies to define certification processes that will ensure requirements are met.
- Reviews and approves certification results.
- Develops test plans and configurations, supports test execution and analyzes/reports test results to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
- Defines and organizes test programs to substantiate for customers and regulatory agencies that requirements are satisfied.
- Develops analytical processes/tools to improve effectiveness, quality and efficiency of the development effort.
- Investigates emerging technologies to develop future product designs to meet projected requirements.
- Executes mechanical design including electronics packaging, structural and thermal analysis, fabrication and assembly.
- Performs shop follow activities, implement Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) guidelines, field integration, and delivery.
- Performs tolerance analyses via GD&T ASME Y14.5.
- Performs structural and thermal analysis using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and CAE tools to include: underwater electro-optical connectors, pressure tank adapters, protective sheet metal shields, enclosures, seals, etc.
- Ability to work well with customer(s) and focus on customer satisfaction.
- Performs instrumentation and hydrostatic testing of pressure vessels to validate analysis results and demonstrate system safety.
- Performs mechanical design and development of underwater structural systems.
- Works under general direction.
This position requires an active Top Secret or Sensitive Compartment Information (TS/SCI) U.S. Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience):
- 10 years or more of experience working with CATIA V5.
- Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using program such as NASTRAN or ANSYS.
- Experience with electronic interfaces, and undersea equipment environmental requirements.
- Experience with Agile team work environment, executing formal technical and formal customer presentations.
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills and Experience):
- Experience working with AMSE Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
- Experienced in both mechanical design, and thermal/structural analysis.
Typical Education and Experience:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years related work experience, Master+12 years related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation.
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