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Mechanical Design Engineer
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2021
Title Mechanical Design Engineer
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Mechanical Engineering

Posting Date: March 23, 2021 Posting End Date: May 23, 2021

Position: Mechanical Design Engineer Department: Huntsville, AL

Status: Full time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Mechanical Design Engineer will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

Evaluate designs for flight and non-flight hardware including Structural and Mechanical Hardware.
Support integration of large assembly and subassemblies by use of system of interfaces and envelopes for the Space Launch System (SLS) as well as other new and existing programs at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
Provide engineering design support for insight and oversight of time critical hardware design cycles.
Evaluate and develop Mechanical Interface Control drawings of flight to ground umbilicals.
Work with a team of engineers and designers to evaluate hardware components and systems, develop CREO CAD models representing assembly and subassembly envelopes, develop integration and assembly models and drawings, and provide support of vehicle level analysis.
Perform tolerance analysis to ensure alignment of large vehicle structures and flight components and document vehicle alignment details.
Participate in task/team meetings and conferences as required.
Collaborate with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers on the development and evaluation of integrated flight hardware.
Develop and deliver reports/presentations to MSFC and ESSCA management as needed.
Work Environment
General office environment (100%). Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<5%).

Physical Requirements
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues. Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks. Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities.

Equipment and Machines
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).

Normal workday is 7:30 – 4:30, Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited school, or equivalent, is preferred. Typically the educational requirements are a Masters with at least 3 years experience or a BS with at least 5 years direct experience.

Required skills and experience:

Understanding of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals including structures, mechanisms, tolerance stack-up and materials.
GD&T (ASME Y14.5M-1994).
CAD drafting standards such as Global Drawing Requirements or MIL-STD-100, etc.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Standard (MSFC-STD-3528)EPDM (PTC Windchill) system for active CAD data and lifecycle management.
Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, TEAMS and Word.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Desired skills and experience:

Large assemblies and large assembly CAD management techniques
Working with surfacing techniques
Working with CREO Import Data and data sharing features; CREO 3-D modeling and 2-D drafting
Handling CAD and drawing CM processes through release
Formulating engineering calculations using MS Excel, MathCad, etc.
Launch vehicle design and integration
CREO View and/or JT visualization
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Commensurate with education, training, and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

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Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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