Mechanical Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 08/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00731

Job Description

About the Role:

This position is for a mechanical engineer to design, develop and release fluid and distributed systems in military ground vehicles. The primary areas of focus of this position will include problem resolution for existing vehicle platforms in production. Implement design changes and updates as a result of manufacturing, supply chain, or obsolescence issues for mechanical components in fuel systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, and automatic fire suppression systems. Depending on workload demands, this person may also work in other areas such as driver controls, shock/vibration mounting, stowage, and other mechanical subsystems.

Hybrid/Onsite: Due to the nature of the work, this role may require on-site presence up to 80%.

Responsibilities to Anticipate for this role:
  • Address problem reports and implement corrective action for subsystems on vehicles in production.
  • Design fuel, hydraulic and other fluid systems and components to meet vehicle performance requirements including human factors, safety, environmental and mine blast requirements.
  • Apply fluid dynamics and hydraulic system classical calculations while also performing fluid subsystem modeling and simulation in order to characterize system performance.
  • Apply mechanics of materials, material selection, welding, and fabrication principles for mechanical components and complex welded brackets, mounting provisions.
  • Decompose vehicle performance requirements in order to perform system analysis and select appropriate power components such as pumps and motors and conduct detailed design of fluid system custom components.
  • Generate key characteristics, component specifications and perform component selection for supplier purchased parts.
  • Support various projects by doing analysis & design, drawing mark-ups, tolerance stacks and generating source data for engineering changes.
  • Write material requests and shop work requests, track delivery and stock of parts, participate in integration reviews, fit checks, and write reports.
  • Provide support to prototype and production vehicle build and follow-up, technical corrective action formulation, troubleshooting and redesign activities.
  • Present design concepts and program status to functional and program management.
  • Write test plans and perform testing and evaluation of fluid system components in the GDLS hydraulics lab.
  • Direct and oversee CAD model and drawing development.
  • Conduct failure analysis and corrective action along with responsible for technical writing and presentations.

Qualifications Sought:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1-3 years plus in a related role is desired.
  • Solid modeling experience with NX and Creo desired.
  • Experience with Teamcenter and Vis Mockup a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% to other facilities and military installations if needed.

Additional Information / Desired Experience
  • This position may require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance. (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance)
  • Extensive experience with vehicle fuel tanks and delivery systems, hydraulic power systems and pneumatic systems is required.
  • Demonstrated experience developing fluid system functional architecture, schematics, analytical models and troubleshooting is required.
  • Previous experience working on ground combat Vehicles desired.
  • This position may require the candidate to be able to climb on/off, work in, and work around military vehicles.
  • Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings and overtime is required.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently on component and system designs but also be able to work well in a collaborative environment for vehicle integration.
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Terry Walton

Terry Walton was brought into Contract Professionals, Inc. to act as highly specialized and experienced technical recruiter, with a focus on engineering and informational technology. Known industry wide for his ability to cultivate and recruit best in class candidates, Terry was named the number one recruiter (out of 45 recruiters) with his previous employer, for more than six consecutive years. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Club from 2017-2019.

Passionate about mentoring others, Terry also has extensive experience training new recruiters to navigate the entire recruitment life cycle; providing novice recruiters with the education, skills, and tools necessary to become successful staffing specialists.

Terry was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University in 2003.

Terry is happily married to Jennifer Walton. Together they have three boys: Houston 13, Phoenix 9, and Kingston 6. All their children play school and travel basketball, baseball, and football. A sports enthusiast himself, Terry coaches AAU All-Star Basketball. He is also the Head Coach of Grade School Tackle Football for Butler, PA.

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