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Sparks, MD
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Job Category: 
Bachelor's Degree

Rugged Science has an immediate need for a Senior Mechanical Engineer who would be responsible for electronics packaging of digital and computer-based products for DOD, industrial, and government applications. ​ Candidate must be self-motivated, work well independently and in a team setting, and have the desire to work in a fast-paced environment. ​


· Assess technical risk and cost for new business proposals, review customer product requirements, and transform into functional and ergonomic designs​· Select critical electrical and mechanical components to meet functional and aesthetic design requirements; work with component and material vendors      to specify requirements to design-in and deliver to mass production.

· Perform Engineering Analysis including Tolerance Stack-up, FEA (structural, modal, and thermal), Hand Calculations

· Define form factor, mounting methods, major component placement, connector placement and mounting, RF shielding design, and thermal transfer paths for sealed enclosures.

· Full documentation for new product development with focus on design for assembly and design for manufacturing. ​Excellent communication and documentation skills. ​

· Considers current and future design platforms during the development process to ensure consistency and forward compatibility.

· Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary engineering team - take direction from Business Development and Engineering as well as delegate and oversee the work of junior engineers.

· Create, execute, and document prototype test plans to assure product quality and confirm fabrication, assembly, and installation techniques. ​

· Develop product designs utilizing sheet metal, welding, and CNC Milling techniques; work with suppliers to transfer designs from prototype to mass production. ​

· Provide hands-on support to production, manufacturing, and test teams.

· Provide operations support including cost analysis, generation of Bills of Material, creation of Engineering Change Notices, and general technical support.


· BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field. ​

· 5-10 years of experience in mechanical product design, electronic packaging, and enclosure design.

· Background and experience in design for Sheet Metal, Welding, and CNC Machining techniques.

· Knowledgeable in DFM/​A techniques and able to develop designs that incorporate these techniques. ​

· Experience with structural and thermal analysis methods, Inventor FEA or NASTRAN preferred.

· Experience with electronic hardware integration and packaging including embedded computers, servers, network switches, PLC’s, sensors, etc.

· Proficient in Solid Model CAD. Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD preferred.

· Experienced with ASME drawing standards.

· Familiarity with Military Requirement Specifications: MIL-STD-1472 Human Factors, MIL-S-901D Shock, Mil-Std-167-1 Vibration (Mil-Std-461F EMI/RFI a plus).

· US Citizen or permanent resident.

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