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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Franklin, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

Candidate will participate in the mechanical designs of military survivability products developed to protect the modern war fighter in air and on ground. Candidate should be proficient using 3-D Solid Modeling software (PTC Creo preferable) and have an understanding of machine design/analysis, mechanism design, material science, and have the ability to apply engineering best practices, regardless of the product, across the development cycle. The candidate will perform as an individual contributor on projects and may lead junior engineers, create design packages, draft and release technical reports/manuals, and assist in fielding and support of new products. Ideally, the candidate shall also be “hands-on” with abilities supporting mechanical design and product issues related to various DoD pre-production and production programs. QinetiQ is seeking someone with strong mechanical capabilities and project subsystem level leadership experience.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities for the Mechanical Engineer will be the following:

  • Design, layout and modeling of mechanical assemblies, machinery and mechanisms.
  • Perform basic structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.
  • Proficient application of materials science and selection ideologies, heat treatments, finishes, and coatings.
  • Perform basic tolerance analysis.
  • Creation of detailed designs and drawings for fabrication.
  • Conduct internal and external design reviews with engineering teams
  • Work through the various stages of the product development cycle from kickoff to program closeout.
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing groups to ensure program success
  • Spearhead and nurture the design development/sustainment cycle of existing and new products.
  • Compose clear and concise engineering estimates for product development cycles start to finish


Required knowledge:

Design -- Experience with mechanical system design with a concentrated focus in material science and environmental qualification is required.
Clerical – Experience with a CAD PDM system a plus. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records.

Required Skills

Project Management – The candidate must be able to proactively manage the tasks associated with their assigned project duties and should be able to manage, create, and assign the tasks of 1-2 junior engineers. Ability to work within the limitations of cost and budget is required.
Technical – Hands on experience assembling, testing and troubleshooting mechanical systems in shop environment and field, strong CAD and detailing skills, development of design documentation packages, experience in sourcing vendors of mechanical components, and ability to create and complete test plans
Leadership - Strong leadership skills: initiative, independence, motivation. Think creatively, promote innovation.
Computer Aided Design – Must have experience with relevant CAD packages. PTC Creo and Windchill highly desired.
Drafting – Must have experience with creation of detailed drawings. Experience with geometric tolerance (ASME Y14.5) desirable.

Desired Skills

Experience with: Mechanisms and basic linkage design ideology, material science principles (textiles & ceramics knowledge preferred), basic finite element analysis principles, DOE familiarity with regards to test matrices and product qualification, Design for Manufacture (DFM) principles.


Job Type:  Full Time


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain

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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.