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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Waltham, 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.

QinetiQ Inc. Technology Solutions Group is looking for a highly motivated Mechanical Engineer in the fast paced, high tech field of robotics. The Staff ME will design, develop and field innovative products on a multi-disciplinary team of cutting edge engineers. The team member will also be responsible for overseeing and executing all aspects of a product lifecycle from concept generation to final product fielding.

The selected candidate will participate in the mechanical designs of military and commercial robotic products. Projects will be on robotic systems ranging from 10 pounds to 50,000 pounds. Candidate should be proficient using 3-D Solid Modeling software (PTC Creo preferable) and have an understanding of machine design and analysis, mechanism design, and electromechanical systems. The candidate will perform as an individual contributor on projects and may lead junior engineers, create design packages, 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 / mechanism / electromechanical design capabilities and project subsystem level leadership experience.

  • Electromechanical design, layout and modeling of electro-mechanical assemblies, machinery and mechanisms.
  • Perform basic structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.
  • Proficient application of materials, heat treatments, finishes, and coatings.
  • Perform basic tolerance analysis.
  • Creation of detail designs and drawings for fabrication.

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field.
  • Two plus years of experience with Electro-mechanical system design with a concentrated focus in mechanisms and Machine Design and Analysis.
  • Two plus years of experience with a CAD PDM system a plus. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records.
  • 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.
  • Hands on experience assembling, testing and troubleshooting electromechanical systems in shop environment and field, strong CAD and detailing skills, development of design documentation packages, experience in sourcing vendors of electromechanical components, and ability to create and complete test plans.
  • Strong leadership skills: initiative, independence, motivation. Think creatively, promote innovation.
  • Must have experience with relevant CAD packages. PTC Creo and Windchill highly desired.
  • Must have experience with creation of detailed drawings. Experience with geometric tolerance (ASME Y14.5) desirable.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with technical & proposal writing experience. Presentation skill and ability to lead customer interaction required. The ability to write product specifications & requirement.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with systems such as: Ground robots, automotive, earthmoving equipment, or other heavy equipment.

  • Experience designing and testing safety critical electro-mechanical systems to recognized standards.

Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

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Why QinetiQ Inc.?

  • Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 
  • We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.
  • We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.
  • We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.   #MJ

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If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

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.