This opening is for a Principal Mechanical Engineer supporting the Combat Vehicles Lethality group. This position will provide engineering support and team leadership to programs that require lethality systems from remote weapon stations to manned and unmanned turrets up to 50mm gun systems. This position is located at the Sterling Heights Michigan office
The Lethality Integration Engineer researches, plans, analyzes, designs, and develops mechanical products such as ammunition handling systems, gun systems, fire control mechanisms, and other devices. The engineer performs technical analysis, testing, and evaluation of moderately complex engineering problems using specialized equipment and computer programs. The engineer analyzes and interprets design specifications, drawings, documents, models, and test results to ensure technical designs comply with applicable engineering standards, military specifications, and product requirements. Also in this position the engineer develops and writes technical documentation, makes revisions to existing documentation, and provides input to technical papers or presentations, and may deliver technical presentations. In all of the above activity the Principal engineer leads a small team of engineers and designers to execute design, fabrication and support activity.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Apply advanced knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and practices in area of specialized expertise to develop innovative solutions to complex technical problems.
Provide technical leadership, consultation, or guidance to specialized engineering groups and other technical personnel.
Conceptualize, creates, and analyzes designs to ensure engineering projects meet technical, cost, quality, and performance requirements.
Research, write, and present technical papers and engineering reviews that maintain or enhance the company's reputation with customers and within the technical community.
Initiate and maintain external contacts with key experts and officials of other companies, national labs, academic institutions, and government agencies.
Perform technical analysis, testing, calculations, and evaluation of results to solve complex engineering problems, using specialized equipment, or by creating computer programs, models, or simulations.
Prepare, present, and defend project technical results and recommendations to customers.
Participate in formal technical reviews.
Prepare technical and cost portions of proposals related to area of expertise.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications. Advise senior management on new developments and programs.
May direct the work of a small group of technical personnel.
Maintain a safe work environment and ensure compliance with safety objectives and policies.
Share responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor
Provide technical support to manufacturing and related functions
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
In-depth knowledge of gun systems in the medium caliber range (.50 caliber to 60mm).
Working knowledge of PTC CREO.
Working knowledge of creating moderately complex solid models and mechanical designs using CAD systems.
Ability to solve complex technical design and development problems that require a professional level of engineering knowledge.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Preferred Skills and Education
In-depth knowledge of remote weapons station integration.
Familiarity with relevant military and commercial design standards.
Working knowledge of engineering drawing practices (ASME Y14.100).
Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
Experience providing engineering support in prototype and transition-to-production.
Familiarity with current computer applications and technologies in applicable engineering disciplines.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
Principal Engineer (Medium Caliber Lethality)
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