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Mid-Level Mechanical Systems Design Engineer Mechanisms

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The Boeing Company

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El Segundo California United States

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The Mechanical Systems Design Engineer (Mechanisms) supports the development and documentation of mechanical system and environmental requirements to establish the mechanisms system design. As part of Boeings Space & Launch division, Satellite Systems manages the companys major commercial and government satellite and ground programs for communications, national defense and other missions. Commercial Satellite Systems (CSS) and Government Satellite Systems (GSS) are supported by the In-Space Vehicles organization in El Segundo, CA which oversees the design, development, manufacture, integration and testing of satellites.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supports the development, maintenance or modification of system, component and installation designs/proposals to provide design documentation to downstream groups.

Performs and documents analyses to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.

Candidate has working knowledge and experience related to 3-D Computer Aided Design tools (PTC Creo, CreoView), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T - ASME Y14.5M) standards and/or other design methods to provide product definition to other engineering groups, production operations, suppliers and external customers throughout the product lifecycle.

Establishes and documents mechanical component and system level design requirements (e.g. performance, environment, functionality, life, envelope, integration).

Performs component level design and structural analysis of machine components (springs, gears, bearings, motors, etc.).

Supervision of fabrication, assembly and test of spacecraft Flight mechanism products to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.

Performs and documents analyses of mechanism components and systems using models and tools to validate or assess the design.

Analyses include performance, root cause, sensitivity, tolerance, mechanism, dynamic, structural and thermal.

Assists in technical oversight of suppliers and participates in supplier selection.

Supports testing (e.g., flight tests, hardware-in-loop simulations, qualification tests, functional tests).

Evaluates test data to validate components and systems against design requirements and objectives.

Performs similarity and other verification analyses.

Additional project leadership responsibilities could include:

Supports proposal preparation and new business development efforts in order to grow the business. Tasks include: work statement estimates (e.g., cost, schedule, task breakdown) and marketing support.

Supports project leadership and IPT responsibilities including leading a cross-discipline team in Mechanisms Systems program execution.

Supports delivery on all cost and schedule program commitments Earned Value Management System (EVMS), estimate at complete (EAC), cost account management (CAM), and technical performance/management of products through delivery, and managing risk and opportunities.


Space and Launch

Relocation Assistance Available

Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.

Typical Education & Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelors and 5 or more years experience, Masters degree with 3 or more years experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

Experience/knowledge with Moving Mechanical Assemblies (MMA) - Involved understanding of deployable or rotating structures and mechanism elements of electro-mechanical or electro-optical nature.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering

Prefer candidate who has supported project leadership and IPT skills including ability to lead a cross-discipline team in Mechanisms Systems program execution.

Prefer candidate who has supported delivery on all cost and schedule program commitments, technical performance/management of products through delivery, and managing risk and opportunities.

Experience with MATLAB and LabVIEW.

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Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

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