- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Analysis skills
- Mechanical design
- Research & development
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KBR is seeking a Senior Mechanisms Engineer to support various projects, on-site at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. The NRL is the designated lead laboratory for U.S. Navy space programs. NRL has the mission to preserve and enhance a strong space technology base and to provide expert assistance in the development and acquisition of space systems which support naval missions. Principle functions include: understanding and clarifying mission requirements; conducting research and development activities; analyzing and testing systems to quantify their capabilities; developing operational concepts that exploit new technical capabilities; and developing, testing, and evaluating selected aerospace systems and subsystems.
In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.
***Must be U.S. Citizen***
The Senior Mechanisms Engineer will aid in the design, fabrication, and testing of mechanisms for spaceflight instruments. This would involve tasks such as performing computer aided design (CAD), performing simple structural analyses, and leading the building and testing of prototype and/or space flight mechanism hardware. This position will require the ability to work in a “hands-on” intensive work environment and be able to provide technical interchange and guidance to NRL personnel.
Lead small- to medium-size groups in technical task completion
Prepare reports documenting the models and the analyses performed, presentations, requirements documents, research, and other contract deliverables.
Participate in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.
Provide occasional technical support for proposals similar in scope
Perform work on-site in the NRL facilities
Occasional travel, including international, may be required
Required Education, Experience & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
8 years of experience with NASA or military space programs involving space and ground mechanism development
Knowledge and experience with spaceflight mechanism lubrication systems, gear systems, motor actuators, release mechanisms, bearing systems, and life testing
Candidate must have a working knowledge of motorized electronic drive and control systems for mechanism precision control
Recent hands on experience
Demonstrated success with mechanical design and strong analysis skills
A Master’s degree in Engineering or related field