This job announcement will be accepting candidate submissions from 19 Apr to 26 Apr 2021.
The Prototypes & Flight Experiments Branch, AFRL/RVEP, seeks to hire a junior‐level, DR‐01 Associate Mechanical Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The principal focus for this position is research in electrical/electronic components, circuits, and circuit elements for ground-support equipment and space vehicle flight hardware. The engineer works as part of a multi-discipline team investigating positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), a key Department of Defense mission area. The work involves science and technology efforts in signals, digital PNT payload component development, and satellite navigation (SatNav) prototyping.
Position duties include, but are not limited to:
Assists in performing professional engineering and scientific work applying thermodynamics, mechanics, and other physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences to analyze and resolve problems concerned with production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy, especially heat and mechanical power.
Applies a number of mechanical engineering practices, techniques, and processes to assist in identifying and resolving research issues related to Space Vehicles.
Participates in meetings and collaborates with team members to provide input.
Effectively assists in the preparation and presentation of technical results in the form of written reports, technical papers and presentations to interservice and professional audiences.
Collaborates with management to determine the most appropriate manner of executing planned programs to ensure programs meet schedule, budget, and function.
Promotes a culture where intellectual Property (IP) is developed, documented, protected and encouraged. Inherent in the technical publication review process is a thorough screening for potential IP. Scientific/engineering knowledge will be utilized to effectively assist in IP transfer, transition or commercialization.
United States Citizenship
Possess or have the ability to get/maintain a TS/SCI clearance
Minimum of a B.S. in one or more of the following disciplines: Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Astronautical) or Applied Physics/Mechanics
Preferred candidate will have flight or spacecraft hardware experience/academic success
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Any past job experience (paid or volunteer)
Ability to work effectively both independently and with multidisciplinary teams in a highly dynamic environment.