Advanced Manufacturing Engineer with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 11, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Description Are you seeking opportunities to innovate as a mechanical engineer? Do you have an interest in leveraging advanced manufacturing (AM) for next generation maritime systems? Do you thrive in a dynamic, creative, and collaborative environment? If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. You will be joining a team of hardworking and dedicated engineers developing cutting edge systems for our nation's warfighters. We are seeking a Mechanical or Materials Engineer to help us perform full lifecycle development using advanced manufacturing techniques and systems - to include the design, modeling, fabrication, integration, testing, and evaluation. As an Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Engineer your primary responsibilities will include The design of mechanical systems using AM tools, CAD, and other modeling and design tools as needed.
Leading AM projects with diverse teams across the lab.
Conducting simulation, analysis, and testing of systems fabricated using AM.
Developing test plans, conducting tests, and preparing technical documentation of test results.
Preparing for and conducting periodic design reviews, as well as generating technical reports, data packages, and briefing materials delivered to all levels of staff and Government agencies.
Participating in the installation, testing, and maintenance of systems onboard manned and unmanned Navy platforms, and shore installations.
Working closely with JHU/APL subject-matter experts, electrical engineers, fabrication shops, systems engineers, and external vendors. Qualifications You will meet our minimum qualification for the job if you Have a BS degree in Mechanical, Material Science, Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Aerospace, or related fields.
Have3or moreyears of relevant experience developing and building AM-fabricated projects.
Have experience with various AM technologies, ranging from desktop machines to industrial manufacturing facilities.
Have experience with CAD (SolidWorks, CREO, or other design packages), stress and thermal analysis using finite element or physics-based software, and/or topology optimization software.
Have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a fast-paced work environment with tight delivery schedules.
Are able to develop new skills to support novel engineering efforts.
Are able to take a system through the Life-Cycle process, from concept design to delivery.
Are able to effectively work and communicate orally and in writing with other engineers, scientists, and technicians as a member of an inclusive and diverse multidisciplinary team.
Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have An MS or PhD in Mechanical, Materials, Industrial or Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Aerospace, or a related field.
Experience with design, modeling, and fabrication of AM components or complex systems.
Experience with nTop, MATLAB, Python, or other engineering design software packages.
Experience with the NAVSEA, or other detailed, technical data packages for government organizations.
Experience leading diverse and inclusive project teams.
An active Top Secret level security clearance. Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at About Us APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.