Mechanical Engineer, Staff

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QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide. Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors, and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.

At QinetiQ North America, you'll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team, you'll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry's most brilliant minds. We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and career development opportunities. If you're interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry, but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up, QinetiQ North America is the right place for you.

QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.


Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Position requires U.S. citizenship.


Candidate will have an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team (software, electrical, and mechanical engineering) to develop cutting-edge robotic systems. Candidate is responsible for mechanical design, development, analysis and testing of robot systems. Products will include unmanned ground robots, electromechanical packaged assemblies, sensors and payloads and will require development of mechanical and electro-mechanical product designs from concept through production. Perform analysis, design test plans, test designs. Most projects will have challenging requirements such as operating in harsh environments, high performance and low power. This individual will be responsible for developing, evaluating, selecting, and implementing creative architectures and concepts to solve these types of problems with minimal complexity and cost.


Key responsibilities:

  • Electromechanical design, layout and modeling of electro-mechanical assemblies (using PTC Creo), machinery and mechanisms.
  • Perform structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.
  • Create design specifications and requirements
  • Resolve manufacturing and quality issues, and report on equipment build status.
  • Interface with customers and vendors on an engineering level.
  • Perform design and drawing checking and approval.
  • Ensure “Design for Manufacturability” best practices.
  • Creation of detail designs and drawings for fabrication.
  • Writing reports, proposals, presenting technical internal and customer presentations

Required Skills

Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, models and Engineering Changes Orders (ECO).  

Computer Aided Design – Proficient with PTC Creo

Drafting – Must have experience with creation of detailed drawing (ASME Y14) and experience with geometric tolerancing is preferred

Communication- Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer- Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, product data management (PDM) (Windchill, Agile, etc.)

System design – Subsystem design experience


Desired Skills

Experience with automation, robotics, and/or unmanned vehicles is desired.

Experience with automotive or heavy equipment development and repair is desired.  



BS degree in Mechanical engineering with 2-4 years of experience. Must be able to work independently.   Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Occasional domestic travel (< 10%) may be required.


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