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Senior Mechanical Engineer – Space Structures

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Location: Palm Bay FL

Company Name: Harris Technology

Occupational Category: 17-2141.00,Mechanical Engineers

Date Posted: 2020-02-08

Valid Through: 2020-03-09

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


This position will be responsible for providing Mechanical Engineering support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Division of Harris Corporation. Our Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance solutions serve a broad array of government, civil, and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Mechanical Engineer to perform design, development, analysis, and manufacturing tasks on complex mechanical hardware including precision space structures and mechanisms in a program team environment Program support and technical leadership over requirements definition, concept generation, material and finish selection, trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, preliminary and detailed design, design sensitivity and tolerance analysis, design documentation, Bill of Materials (BOM) management, and assembly/integration and testing. Candidate must have strong proficiency in 3D modeling, design for manufacturing, and ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.

In this role the candidate will:

Design high-precision and complex Space Antenna hardware as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT). Hardware variety spans machined components, composite structures, deployable mechanisms, reflector-shaping support structure, and thermal blankets

Leverage high reliability, flight-proven, heritage design concepts in order to produce high quality designs within an aggressive timeline

Create/modify CAD models using top-down modeling (skeleton) techniques

Interface with outside suppliers/customers and other engineering disciplines to drive designs to closure (Structural, Thermal, Electrical, Manufacturing, Performance, Quality, Configuration Management).

Present design details at program reviews to customers and independent reviewers.

Develop and perform testing to show proof-of-concept and/or qualification of new designs.

Support production operations with design of tooling, test equipment, and shop aids.

Provide regular status updates to Program Management and Project Engineers on cost and schedule performance.


Bachelor's Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience

Ability to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

Strong proficiency in design and 3D modeling of solids, surfaces, and assemblies (Creo, NX, Catia, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor)

Strong proficiency in creation of 2D engineering drawings - geometrical dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5 standards

Familiarity with structural analysis (FEA) of parts/assemblies

Professional experience related to the design and manufacture of spaceborne hardware

Experience in design of space-based mechanical structures, electronics packaging or mechanisms, along with engineering drawing development

Experience in leading engineering teams from conceptual through detailed design phases.

Experience building hardware in a high reliability environment, working with technicians

Experience interfacing with machinist and designing parts for ease of manufacturing processes

Strong familiarity with component level, sub-assembly level, and assembly level product testing.

Proficiency with root cause corrective action (RCCA) tools (eg 5 why, fishbone)

Proficiency with risk management and mitigation tools such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Experience serving on a Material Review Board (MRB) - evaluate and disposition non-conforming hardware. Development of rework and structural repair procedures.

Capable of serving as a design lead and/or integrated product team lead (IPTL). Leading and supporting program design reviews (PDR, CDR).

Familiarity with ISO 9000/AS-9100 Quality Management Systems.

Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma fundamentals.

Proficiency with fundamentals of project management (eg budget, schedule, technical execution, risk management). Strong proficiency in MS project scheduling.

Proficiency working with a product data manager (PDM) software, and familiarity with configuration management best practices.

Training and mentoring of new hires and junior engineering staff members.

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint