Principal Mechanical Engineer Job
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Huntsville, AL 35806, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description Looking for an exciting career that utilizes your boundless creativity, technical innovation, and leadership skills? “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” is our mission, and we’re looking for engineers who share our passion in developing first-of-its-kind technologies and equipment to protect our warfighters on all fronts. From our newly constructed facility in Huntsville, AL, our Electronic Solutions Hardware Engineering organization welcomes an energetic and motivated Principal Mechanical Engineer. Have a background in mechanical engineering developing hardware solutions for customers? Willing to learn and collaborate with an expansive team of world class professionals? Fantastic! With a flexible work environment including a 9/80 work schedule and competitive benefits, come join us today and see the opportunities in store for you!
From around the globe, our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our diversity, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our engineers are the staple of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless. Our work culture provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.
Within our growing Hardware Engineering community, you’ll have opportunity to work the technology focused programs within our Precision Strike (PS) and Countermeasure & Electronic Attack Solutions (CEMA) businesses. Here, we turn ideas into products ranging from guidance systems for smart munitions to electro-optic and laser technologies that protect our nation’s airborne platforms. In this role, you will be designing truly amazing hardware solutions to meet challenging customer requirements in order to survive the harshest of environmental conditions. Embracing a “design it right the first time” philosophy, we focus on factors including affordability, manufacturing, quality, and reliability in order to exceed our customer expectations every day.
At BAE Systems, we thrive in a diverse and dynamic team oriented environment with principles of respect and trust. Our engineers interact with colleagues and peers of various disciplines and backgrounds to arrive at innovative solutions to problems. We encourage collaboration and foster an environment of knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Take the first step towards achieving your career goals with us and apply today!
“Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship.”
Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Working knowledge of heat transfer principles, strength of materials, materials selection, design for vibration environments
- Experience in product design and development and related processes
- Experience with mechanical engineering development software tools
- Leadership of small design teams
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including development of engineering documentation and presentations
- Eligible to obtain a DOD Security Clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Knowledge/experience with optomechanical designs & developments
- Experience with lasers, optics, and/or related IR technologies
- Knowledge of MIL specs & standards, industry standards including ASTM, SAE, DO
- Experience with the design and manufacture of electronic circuit card assemblies
- ANSYS Workbench/Mechanical, PTC Creo, MATLAB/Simulink, Siemens NX, ANSYS Icepak experience
- Knowledge of design for manufacturing (DFM) principles
- Prior use of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing practices
- Active DoD security clearance
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
What We Offer+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)
This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom