Mechanical Systems Design Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI | Contract

Post Date: 06/04/2018 Job ID: 226501 Industry: Engineering

Mechanical Systems Design Engineer



  • Overall Mechanical Engineer to design, develop and release system, subsystem componentry, to include component mounting brackets or provisions for various vehicle systems, subsystems devices.
  • Ability to Design and Integrate Fuel, Hydraulic, or Automatic Fire Extinguishing (AFES) Subsystems and components into military vehicles.
  • Familiarity with hydraulic hose, tube and fitting standards.
  • Ability to do flow and pressure drop calculations.
  • Familiar with braking systems (service and parking) and steering used on tracked or military vehicles.
  • Ability to work on complex mechanisms such as ammunition feed systems, auto loaders, powered drive systems, energy attenuating seats, articulating driver controls is a plus.
  • Ability to conduct own FEA (ANSA, Nastran and/or LS-DYNA solvers).
  • Familiar with design standards and common design practices as applied to one or more of the above technologies in military vehicles.
  • Ability to function within an integrated product team environment.
  • Ability to plan engineering projects, provide technical direction, concept system architecture and perform preliminary design and analysis.
  • Able to support the formulation and documentation of subsystem and component requirements.
  • Additional responsibilities include, coordination of design layouts, shop prototype trial fit activities, overview of verification test activities and overview of engineering documentation (drawings, specifications).
  • Able to read technical drawings and perform tolerance stacks.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T is a plus.
  • Should be able to select and integrate shock isolation mechanisms to meet specific vehicle of component requirements.
  • Ability to design articulating, locking or sliding provisions to Human Factors requirements.
  • Must have CAD software experience in Pro-E Creo or UG's NX.
  • Able to support procurement and on site prototype build/integration activities and resolve.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with 6 years of applicable experience required. Fewer years will be considered with an advanced degree.
  • Self starter, highly motivated.
  • Perform preliminary design and analysis.
  • Work in an Integrated Product Team environment and be able to communicate across functional organizations.
  • Trouble shooting vehicle subsystems.
  • Performing failure analysis and be able to provide technical direction for corrective action solutions.
  • Write technical reports modification instructions.
  • Pro Engineering (Pro E Creo) and or Unigrapics NX.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must be able to work in office, shop, test lab and test site environments.
  • Must be able to work overtime if required.

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