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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jan 3, 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.

The Mechanical Engineer will have responsibility in the following areas:

  • Analyzes and interprets project and customer requirements to develop mechanical designs.
  • Candidate will participate in the mechanical designs of military and commercial products.
  • Designs will include electromechanical packaged assemblies (militarized and commercial), maritime robotics, ground robotics, automated machinery, electric motors and generators.
  • Experience with ANSYS (performing static/dynamic and thermal analysis) is a plus. The candidate will work with metal fabrication vendors to review welding processes to ensure they meet fabrication specifications.
  • Candidate will also be responsible for overseeing aspects of prototype build and low rate production build providing technical support and monitoring schedule status.
  • Electromechanical design, layout and modeling of electro-mechanical assemblies and electronics packaging (using Solidworks)
  • Perform design and drawing reviews.
  • Perform tolerance analysis, check and approve detail designs and drawings.
  • Analysis of complex mechanical systems via ANSYS Workbench implementing both explicit and implicit modeling to study vibration, shock, fluid, structural loading, and thermal responses / performance of the system.
  • Implement Design for Manufacturability (DFM) practices.

To Land This Job, You Need: 

  • 2-4 years’ experience in mechanical design using Solidworks CAD tool (0-3 yrs with MSME).
  • Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication, machining and welding processes.
  • Experience in processing Engineering Changes to documentation on DoD programs.
  • Mechanical Engineering BS (or equivalent), MS a plus.
  • Computer Aided Design – Must have experience and be competent with Solidworks CAD software, Along with PTC CREO experience.
  • Drafting – Must have experience with creation of detailed drawing and geometric tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
  • Computer- Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project

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

No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand, that is why we have made the application process easy. We promise. This will be simple.


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.