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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

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Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide. 


The Mechanical Design Engineer will provide engineering design and analysis products in support of the MSFC Advanced Concept Office activities. The selected candidate shall provide advanced concept design study products related to space exploration architecture elements, including space transportation stages, advanced propulsion systems, crew systems, habitats, entry, descent and landing systems, and human mission precursor robotic systems. They will also develop conceptual design and analysis products for International Space Station payloads and experiments. 




BS degree from an ABET accredited institution in Mechanical, Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics with an emphasis in structural analysis required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 4 years of experience, Masters with at least 6 years of experience, or BS with at least 10 years of experience. 

Required Experience 
• Proficiency with Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/E) 3-D modeling and 2-D drafting
• Familiarity using CAD drafting standards such as Global Drawing Requirements or MIL-STD-100, MSFC CAD Standard, etc.
• Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M-1994)
• Understanding of structural analysis methods and processes.
• Familiarity with mass properties principles and concepts.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
• Communicates efficiently, and effectively in English, both orally, and written. 

Desired Experience 

• Demonstrated experience of working in a cross functional dynamic ever changing work environment and have a strong ability to multi task.



Essential Functions


Work Environment


Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).


Physical Requirements


Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).


Equipment and Machines


Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).




Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.


Other Essential Functions


The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.



U.S. Citizen only for Federal Clearance Requirement


Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin 


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