Mechanical Engineer

Hurlburt Field, FL
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Full Time
The Mechanical Engineer works with the engineering development team in all phases of the systems integration life cycle to design and integrate new and existing systems in support of Air Force Special Operations Forces. Other duties include, but are not limited to: participates in mechanical engineering design decisions and assist in the development of mechanical requirements and structural analysis; interfaces with subject matter experts including pilots, navigators, and mission support staff to assist in defining system architectures; creates and maintains applicable mechanical design plans, schematics, mechanical analyses, test plans, test reports and test data; performs technical tasks to design, document, and test mechanical components. Support resolution of technical issues; prepares briefings, cost estimates, metrics, and status reports to support project and team management; attends technical and managerial meetings and reviews; interfaces with component and system commercial vendors to design and/or purchase items that meet system requirements. There will be a particular emphasis on rapid-reaction engineering solutions to emerging requirements and operational incidents from fielded units.



  • Knowledge and skills to participate in analysis, design, development, and integration activities
  • Experience in military or other aircraft/vehicle systems projects, including complex design and implementation
  • Understanding and ability to apply engineering principles and methods to integrate and ensure interoperability of components and subcomponents.
  • Able to develop overall system power, weight, size, and interface requirements
  • Able to perform Mechanical Load and Stress Analysis, Continuity Tests and Operational Tests and to prepare associated plans and reports IAW Air Force standards
  • Experience using SolidWorks analysis tools highly desired
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel required
  • Able to prepare MS Office products required for formal design reviews and presentations
  • Experience in preparing mechanical drawings
  • Experience in assigning new aircraft reference designators for components and harnesses highly desired
  • Must have the knowledge in verifying electrical components meet MIL-STD
  • Experience in obtaining MIL-STD testing for new/unknown electrical components
  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD 1553 BUS design and operation highly desired
  • Experience in aircraft mechanical systems
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced high-demand environment
  • Air Force and/or DOD background a plus
Education Masters Degree in Mechanical or Systems Engineering preferred

Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university required

Professional Engineering certification or proof of passing the Engineer-In-Training (EIT) exam


Qualifications 8-10 years of related experience.

Must have a Secret Clearance to begin work and the ability to obtain a Top Secret-SCI security clearance

The work is performed in an office environment

Possible short term TDYs to meet with users

Must be able to obtain a passport for OCONUS travel, if required

Lift over 35 LBS




As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.