Mechanical Engineer, Lead - 31676 in Warner Robins, GA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • Lead highly complex engineering work related to researching, designing, and developing machines, mechanical products, or tools, mechanical production equipment, or engines. May test designs.
  • Support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product development.
  • Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.
  • Recognized within Alion as a senior level contributor in the field, and may have begun to acquire a similar reputation in the external scientific and client communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system and product development, engineering analysis and research.
  • Carry out complex assignments requiring the development of new research and/or design concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.
  • Supervise and review activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates. 
  • Work closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.
  • Exercise independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts.  
  • Prepare, review, and present major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports, formal briefings, test plans, test reports, and technical analysis results reports.
  • Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited and solicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.
  • Identify opportunities for new program initiatives.
  • Develop relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.
  • Is recognized within the organization in more than one area of technical expertise.
  • Participate in the activities of professional societies. Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.
  • Comply with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal AS9100 quality program. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality system or applicable company procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant work experience.  Master’s degree preferred. 

Project Engineering experience consisting of:

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Resource Management
  • Project documentation and reporting
  • Design documentation

Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Demonstrated experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Demonstrated experience in aircraft system design, testing and analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise, to include, but not limited to:

  • Aircraft structural design and analysis
  • Aircraft hydraulic systems
  • Aircraft mechanics systems

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software including, but not limited to:

  • Common measurement equipment
  • Ansys modeling and analysis software
  • SolidWorks Modeling Software
  • AutoCad
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Security Clearance: None

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