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Mechanical Engineer (Propulsion Systems)

PDS Tech is seeking a Mechanical Engineer (Propulsion Systems) for an open position in Elkton, MD.  
Typical hours are 9/80. 9 hours Mon-Thu and 8 hours every other Friday.  Core hours are 8-430. We allow some flex on either end to get a full 9 hours. This also assumes a 30-minute unpaid lunch, so additional flexibility.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Research, plan, design and develop mechanical products and systems, with a focus on moderately complex materials (including energetics), structural components, and control systems for propulsion systems.
  • Apply research to the planning, design, development, and testing of propulsion systems (electric, solid/liquid fuel rocket, air-breathing, thrusters) for application in launch vehicles, missile systems, and space mission systems.
  • Coordinate strategy for developing and leveraging multi-disciplinary design, optimization, and analysis processes to support mission requirements.
  • Define and coordinate the conduct of testing required to evaluate design work. with limited supervision.
  • Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution
  • Document results of design activities and release results after review from other engineers.
  • Perform design of one or more moderately complex or portions of structural components and functional systems.
  • With limited supervision, apply theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to the solution of more complex components, structures, and sub-assemblies.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all requests and explores all avenues within authority and makes appropriate referrals to other sources.
  • Make thoughtful and valuable suggestions and recommendations for improving own work and/or group’s work.
  • Make thoughtful and valuable suggestions and recommendations for improving own work and/or group’s work.
  • Perform design, development, and/or analysis to support assigned projects.
  • Establish requirements for materials, structural components, and functional systems.
  • Release results as design data after review from other engineers.
  • Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution.
  • Develop original ideas on preliminary design concepts with other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design.
  • Document results of design activities.

  • US Citizenship


  • Secret Clearance

Job Number: 2110131087
Job Location: Elkton, MD
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 07/05/2021
Last Updated: 07/23/2021
Attention: Nicole Emfinger
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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