Washington, District Of Columbia

Title:

Mechanisms Engineer

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KBR is seeking a 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.

***Must be U.S. Citizen***

The 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • 5 years of years of systems analysis experience

  • 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

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Washington, District Of Columbia

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