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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: englewood
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you enjoy designing and developing innovative solutions to solve tough problems? Join our team to deliver technological solutions in a rapid and agile production environment. Our Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll conceptualize and deliver complex mechanical structures and systems and your technical duties include the design and development of new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle.

At SNCs ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) team we are a leading manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for high-performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and aviation systems. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations and provide a turnkey approach to enable our customers to focus on their mission. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of engineering principles and practices
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools
  • Familiarity working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams
  • Experience with aerospace structural design, fabrication, and repair methods for military and/or commercial aircraft
  • Leadership in the design and development of complex and/or large aerospace structures
  • Familiarity with military and commercial aerospace catalog of standards, fasteners, and material properties
  • Proficiency in communication of designs via system design documents, technical design reviews, and informal model spins Proficiency in ASME Y14 drawing standards and practices including the development of production level technical data packages (Level 3 TDP)
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required


  • Experience applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5
  • Understanding of Engineering Simulation such as Finite Element structural Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Thermal Analysis
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing, and production processes
  • Experience in the design, fabrication support, and operational support of composite structures in structural and radio frequency (RF) equipment support applications
  • Experience in the thermal analysis and design of aircraft equipment including the consideration and design of Environmental Control System impact and integration and design of forced convection cooling systems
  • Experience in the support of aerospace fabrication and installation activities in an operations liaison role
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity regarding the environmental compatibility of equipment and installations per MIL-STD-810 and/or RTCA DO-160
  • Familiarity with Model Based Definition (MBD) and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements


This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of Americas fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $117,040.88 - $160,931.20

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more .

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Denver , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Other , englewood, Colorado

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