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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Psionic, LLC. is seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with experience developing unique, production ready instrumentation. We value a diverse, hands-on background with electro-optics systems and instrumentation to complement our on-site team in Hampton, Virginia.

What a Great Mechanical Engineer will be doing

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, you will provide design and development efforts for next generation lidar to support defense and space contracts as well as the fast-moving autonomous vehicle sector. Able to work closely with experts in many disciplines with a systems mind-set.

Projects will include lab demonstrations, field measurement campaigns, and prototypes to be supplied to potential customers for testing in their systems.

Required Education & Requirements

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering is required
  • Significant hands on experience is required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Firm grasp of engineering concepts, and experience designing and analyzing mechanical and optomechanical systems and products
  • An ability to learn new skills and adapt to new technologies
  • Mid-level Engineer (7 years min.).
  • Aerospace experience
  • Experienced teamwork in the formulation, design, development, modification, implementation, calibration, and field deployment of advanced electronic measurement and instrumentation systems or other ground systems, or subsystems for laboratory, aero, or space flight systems.
  • Experience with full life cycle development.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues that arise during testing.
  • Structural and Thermal analysis experience
  • 3-D CAD experience

Major Responsibilities

  • Works within a multidisciplinary team to design and analyze structures and mechanical and electromechanical subsystems that meet the specifications and standards of aerospace and automotive customers.
  • Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products through experience and analysis; conducting research and development programs and applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials.
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods and properties.
  • Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; and soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
  • Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods; validating finished products and system capabilities; and verifying fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Clearly communicates engineering information by written and oral reports.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Serves as mechanical and structural lead for assembly and manufacturing including training and guiding technicians.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort with both outstanding expertise in mechanical engineering and the ability to contribute to system success through interface problem identification and effective communication with other experts.

Team Culture/Benefits

  • Join a diverse and dynamic team that provides creative opportunities, collaborative efforts, and groundbreaking technology
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Career growth- Psionic, LLC. values and invests in its family and promotes from within regularly
  • We offer a competitive salary
  • Benefits including health, dental, vision, paid time off, holidays, and 401(k)


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