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Principal Opto-Mechanical Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Westford, MA.


Lead and direct opto-mechanical engineering on projects through all phases of innovation and development.
  • Assume primary responsibility for the design, analysis, and documentation of opto-mechanical systems; these systems are typically deployed in an aerospace environment.
  • Direct the activities of other Engineers and provide technical direction to other stakeholders including Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality as necessary.
  • Provide technical content for proposals, estimate and track mechanical design costs, create schedule estimates, and make presentations to customers and company management..
  • Ability to develop system level design trades to meet optical performance requirements.

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering with 10 or more years related experience.


  • Have a thorough understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles, theories, and applications.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of optics and opto-mechanical best practices and basic understanding of the other engineering disciplines.
  • Experience in the mechanical design of mirrors, mirror flexure mounts and metering structures (telescopes).
  • Experience in the mechanical design of stable platform gimbals.
  • Experience with performance error budgets of optical systems.
  • Able to clearly describe results in oral presentations and written reports.
  • Experience with FEA structural analysis (static and dynamic).
  • Results-oriented with strong personal drive and personal ownership in meeting commitments.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Operate independently with limited supervision.
  • Impeccable ethics; maintains a positive and professional working environment.
  • Understanding of  CREO (Pro-E) and PDMLink or similar CAD tool.
  • US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced technical degree.
  • Finite Element Analysis using NASTRAN.

Job Number: 1910107092
Job Location: Westford, MA
Duration: 24 months
Input Date: 10/01/2019
Last Updated: 10/02/2019
Attention: Stephanie Spolzino
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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