Mechanical Engineer II/III


Mechanical Engineer II/III

Herndon, VA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Join our team of professionals in a well-respected and rapidly growing company as we push the boundaries of science and technology in some of the most demanding product areas such as active protection systems, autonomous highway safety systems and 3D imaging sensors. We provide technology and products to some of the most respected and demanding organizations in the world, including DARPA, the U.S. Army, CDC, Microsoft, ONR, and many others.


    You will work to develop new generations of sensing and real-time processing and actuation technologies in a fast-paced and exciting environment. As part of a small and dedicated team, you will be given immediate responsibility for designing and analyzing complex mechanical systems. You will develop designs from concept to production, with hands-on involvement to oversee parts fabrication, system assembly and validation testing along the way. Typical day-to-day work is done using CAD for design, along with analysis tools such as Excel and Matlab. Prototype part fabrication often occurs in-house, with larger orders outsourced to local vendors under the engineer's direct supervision. Once parts or systems become available, validation testing occurs on a regular basis at internal Artis facilities and at test facilities around the country.


    An active security clearance or ability to obtain a clearance is required. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for security clearances.


    • Self-starter who is willing to take on a variety of tasks
    • Willingness to learn
    • Strong reasoning and math/science background
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • CAD experience required (Solidworks preferred)
    • FEA experience required (Solidworks Simulation preferred)
    • Use of hand tools and measurement equipment required
    • Experience using basic fabrication equipment (mills, lathes, welders, etc.) preferred
    • Experience with MIL-STDs and qualification testing preferred
    • GD&T certification a plus
    • Computer Skills: Should be comfortable with standard Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.); experience with Matlab and similar analysis tools preferred.


    This position works in an office environment 75% of the time with remaining time spent in shop areas and indoor and outdoor testing areas.


    This is a full-time position, non-exempt position. Typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with some flexibility.


    The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance on a ladder at heights up to 10 ft. The employee will be required to work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions. The employee will be required to occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Travel may be required up to 15% of the time.


    Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5-plus years' experience, or related degree and experience


    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 3-plus years' experience, or related degree and experience.