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Mechanical Design Engineer - 2261

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Mechanical Design Engineer – 2261
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                                       
Pay Type: Exempt
Grade: 32/33

US Citizenship Required

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
 
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
 
NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for an early-career Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team in Tullahoma, TN.

Job Summary:
Mechanical Design Engineers perform a variety of analysis and design development tasks to support capital improvement, test and maintenance projects.  These Engineers will utilize and continue to develop skills in flow modeling, development of Piping and Instrumentation diagrams, mechanical equipment sizing, ASME code calculations, writing Statements of Work and equipment specifications, working with equipment vendors, working with fabrication and manufacturing shops, solid modeling, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, finite element analysis, thermal/structural analysis, and preparation of design cost estimates.  The early career Mechanical Design Engineer will perform design and analysis tasks under guidance of a Senior Engineer, participate in design reviews, and perform work both independently and as a part of a team.
 
Job Duties:
Mechanical Design Engineers design, evaluate, analyze, and assist in the fabrication and installation of hardware across the complex, including drive systems, mechanisms, and test hardware.  Mechanical design engineers work closely with test and system engineers in development of design requirements and ensuring proposed designs meet those requirements.  Close coordination with manufacturing is required to ensure economic and feasible designs.
Some specific tasks associated with this type of work include (this is not an exhaustive list):
Under the guidance and direction of a more senior engineer:
  • Develop concepts for new piping systems and provide flow, flexibility, thermal, structural, or any other required analysis to support the proposed design.Evaluate the analysis results for suitability relative to applicable codes and standards.
  • Provide engineering support to the appropriate craft workforce to facilitate maintenance and repair of existing systems.Evaluate existing hardware for safety, security and potential for improvement.
  • Serve as the design point of contact or lead designer on small projects, with mentorship of a Senior Engineer.Provide input to project managers, project engineers, and system engineers regarding design cost and schedule.
  • Provide guidance to and check the work of less experienced engineers.
  • Work with the design team (drafters, checkers, Senior Engineers, etc.) to produce complete design packages, including detailed drawings, analysis reports, and equipment specifications, and be capable of communicating the details of these design packages to the remaining project team (system engineers, test engineers, project managers, etc.)
  • Develop procurement packages (specifications, statements of work, datasheets, etc) and provide engineering input to support the procurement of pumps, valves, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, or other hardware necessary for the fabrication and installation of the proposed design.
  • Coordinate with the system engineers, craft supervisor, and/or work planner to support fabrication and installation of hardware in accordance with the approved design package.
  • Review design documents of equipment manufacturers or subcontractors and prepare comments and recommendations.
  • Participate in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in mechanical or chemical engineering from a regionally accredited college or university and zero (0) to three (3) years of engineering experience.
  • Current US Citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials, and application of computer aided engineering (CAE) computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
  • Basic awareness of industry codes and standards
  • Good knowledge of major industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Basic skill in oral and written communication
  • Passed Fundamentals of Engineering or equivalent examination from a recognized state licensing board
  • A master’s degree or post-graduate coursework in a relevant field.
  • Familiarity with turbine and rocket test cells, wind tunnels, space chambers, and/or arc heater facilities is desirable.
 
 NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
 
 
 
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