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Associate Mechanical Engineer - Sights and Electro-Optical Sensors

Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Posted: 03/12/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41642 Pay Rate: 60.00

Job Description

This position is for a Mechanical Engineer to design, develop, and release mechanical components and subsystems for military Electro-Optical products. This engineer will also develop component designs and mounting provisions for various devices.  The areas of focus will include mounting of precise optical elements and sub-assemblies, developing electro-optical mechanisms used in sighting systems, developing various fire control sensors including Hand controllers, Gyros, Accelerometers, Periscopes, Auxiliary Sights, Muzzle Reference Sensors, and others.   
  • Design Subsystems and components to meet vehicle performance requirements including human factors, safety, environmental, and mine blast requirements. 
  • Conduct material selection and finish for commercial and military Electro-Optical system components, conduct detailed design of Electro-Optical custom components and also generate key characteristics, component specifications, and perform component selection for supplier-purchased parts. 
  • Support various projects by doing analysis and design, drawing mark-ups, tolerance stacks, and generating source data for engineering changes.  Write material requests and shop work orders, track delivery and stock of parts, participate in integration reviews, fit checks, and write reports. 
  • Provide support to prototype and production vehicle build and follow-up, technical corrective action formulation, troubleshooting, and re-design activities. 
  • Interact frequently with inter-organizational and external customers and represent SEOS in presenting solutions to those customers for difficult tasks. 
  • Present design concepts and program status to functional and program management. 
  • Perform testing and evaluation of Electro-Optical components in the Electro-Optics Lab. 
Position Requirements;   
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Relevant Sights and Electro-Optics experience will be considered in lieu of stated experience requirements. 
  • Be a self-starter and highly motivated. Experience with working on cross-functional projects and working in a shop environment is required. 
  • Be experienced in working with teams and effective in communicating across many disciplines and functional organizations. 
  • Be able to excel at completing tasks with only general guidance and not direct supervision. 
  • Be able to understand customer needs, formulate subsystem and component requirements and meet expectations. 
  • Experience with military vehicles, other heavy vehicle platforms or industrial applications of Electro-Optics is desired. 
  • Solid modeling experience with CAD tool is strongly desired (6 Months or more experience with CREO is strongly desired) and fluency with Teamcenter and VIS Mockup is a plus. 
  • A strong working knowledge and direct application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing ( GD & T) per ASME 14.5 is strongly desired. 
  • Previous experience with the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) family of vehicles is strongly desired. 
  • Must have good general knowledge of other related disciplines. 
  • Must have demonstrated ability to independently develop approaches to solutions. 
  • Must have the ability to climb into military vehicles. 
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills is desired. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Marques Swift
Client Relationship Coordinator

Marques joined The Panther Group in 2015. He developed a keen eye for talent which serves both our candidates and clients well!

Fun Fact: He is a big Boston sports fan, and is a season ticket holder for the New England Patriots.

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