Mechanical Engineer - ELSYS - On Site

Employer
22nd Century Technologies, Inc.
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posted
Jun 22, 2024
Closes
Jun 25, 2024
Ref
2780232531
Discipline
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Non-profit
Title: Mechanical Engineer - ELSYS - On Site - Colorado Springs, CO - (Open Rank)

Location with zip code: Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Duration: 12 months

Note: Travel Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Clearance Type Required: Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at The Client:
  • Comprehensive information on currently offered client benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development.
  • Mechanical Engineer - ELSYS - On Site - Colorado Springs, CO - (Open Rank)
Summary:
  • The Mechanical Engineer with a particular focus on Test and Evaluation in the Test Engineering (TEN) Division will serve as an on-site liaison to the United States Space Force (USSF) National Space Test and Training Complex (NSTTC) Integrated Program Office (IPO), supporting the planning and requirements development for the NSTTC EMSO.
Details:
  • The Client is the nonprofit, applied research division of the client. Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, the client has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry. The Client's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry.
The Client's Mission and Values:
  • The Client's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:
  • Students are our top priority.
  • We strive for excellence.
  • We thrive on diversity.
  • We celebrate collaboration.
  • We champion innovation.
  • We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.
  • We nurture the wellbeing of our community.
  • We act ethically.
  • We are responsible stewards.
  • Over the next decade, The Client will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce Client ideas and create solutions with real human impact
Job Description:
  • The Mechanical Engineer with a particular focus on Test and Evaluation in the Test Engineering (TEN) Division will serve as an on-site liaison to the United States Space Force (USSF) National Space Test and Training Complex (NSTTC) Integrated Program Office (IPO), supporting the planning and requirements development for the NSTTC EMSO.
Job Purpose:
  • The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the research and development of state-of-the-art mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. This includes ideation, design, analysis, manufacture, implementation, integration, and testing of components, subsystems, and full systems, as well as guiding their successful deployment and implementation in a variety of environments. Applications include aeronautics, aerospace, transportation, military equipment, radar and electromagnetic systems, electronics, optical systems, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), and remote sensing. Mechanical Engineers evaluate materials, structures, kinematics, thermodynamics, and fabrication methods, combining theoretical and experimental results to meet and manage complex system requirements. Core functions encompass modeling, simulation, and analysis of proposed designs, including finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), vibration, shock, and fatigue analysis, and thermal analysis. Functions may include reverse engineering and redesign of existing mechanical assemblies and components, research in emerging and advanced manufacturing methods, creation of technical data packages to communicate design and manufacturing intent to project teams and stakeholders, or development and evaluation of prototypes.
Role & Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage entire projects of moderate to large complexity as a principal investigator, co-PI, or major task lead
  • Direct large and diverse teams across multiple engineering disciplines, with responsibility for integration of mechanical, electrical, software, and other engineering domains as required to complete major program deliverables
  • Act as primary representation of GTRI and primary point of contact for sponsors and external stakeholders
  • Act as technical subject matter expert at the organizational or industry level in disciplines related to mechanical engineering and related research
  • Design and build tools and processes to meet and accelerate major project objectives and major institutional strategic goals
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Develop roadmaps for Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) test and training infrastructure at the NSTTC
  • Determine needs and methods for integration of NSTCC EMSO activities with other test and training ranges
  • Recommend methodologies and specific infrastructure to perform test and evaluation activities and crewmember training for space warfighting systems
  • Provide detailed requirements development and decomposition to implement NSTTC EMSO recommendations, down to key performance parameters
  • Source and manage GTRI resources to accomplish above responsibilities.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Space and/or Electronic Warfare experience that includes either operations, test, maintenance of mission, or test range systems
  • Proficiency related to the development and publication of technical reports
  • Strong analytical and briefing skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Experience with space T&E and EW T&E
  • Technical familiarity with relevant satellite programs such as communication, navigation, and other space-related programs
  • Experience with communication systems
  • Experience with EW threat systems
  • Experience with roadmapping, preacquisition support, requirements development, test planning.
Travel Requirements: 10% - 25% travel

Education and Length of Experience: Levels 5, 6
  • This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Client Faculty Hand
  • 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Science, Astronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related degree
  • 12 years of related experience with a Masters' degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Science, Astronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related degree
  • 9 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Science, Astronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related degree
  • Clearance Type Required: Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

    Benefits at The Client:
    • Comprehensive information on currently offered client benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development.
    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    • The Client is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, The Client provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Client community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. The Client complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.
    • The Client prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Client community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, The Client prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.
    • All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff . click apply for full job details