Mechanical Engineering Technician

Herndon, VA
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Full Time
An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one is required for this position. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. Join our team of professionals in a well-respected and steadily growing company as we push the boundaries of technology for clients in the defense, government, and commercial sectors. Our clients include some of the most respected and demanding research and development organizations in the world, including the US Army, DARPA, ONR, SOCOM, CDC, and ARL, among others. Benefits Enjoy an informal, friendly work environment. We offer competitive salaries and a generous medical benefits package for our employees and their dependents. 401K with match, tuition reimbursement, 3 weeks of vacation, ten paid holidays and one week of sick leave. Life insurance, short and long term disability insurance provided. Overview You will help ARTIS develop new generations of technology in a fast paced and exciting environment. General daily tasks will include fabricating parts for prototype systems, assembling components, and assisting engineering design teams in developing and conducting internal and external tests. Typical testing activities will require hands on work with explosives and explosive devices. Other tasks will include assisting with parts selection, purchasing, shipping, and overseeing outside contractors. In addition, you will help maintain shop, assembly, and testing areas and manage the maintenance of company vehicles and other vehicles used as experimental platforms including HMMWVs, MRAPs, Strykers and similar. Skills Looking for a self-starter who is willing to take on a variety of tasks Willingness to learn Use of hand tools and measurement equipment required Experience or willingness to learn basic machine tools (mill, drill press, lathe, band saw, grinder, etc.) required Strong verbal skills and basic math ability required Ability to read drawings required Excellent shop skills and knowledge of safety practices required Welding experience preferred Auto maintenance experience preferred General laboratory and/or test range experience preferred Explosives experience or willingness to learn preferred CNC and CAM experience preferred Computer Skills: Should be comfortable with standard PC programs (Word, Powerpoint, email, etc.) Experience with a CAD program such as SolidWorks is a strong plus Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment This position works in a shop setting approx. 50% of the time and at a desk in an office setting approx. 50% of the time. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hours of work are 8:30 - 5:30 with some flexibility. One hour unpaid lunch with some flexibility. Physical Demands The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance on a ladder at heights up to 10 ft. The employee will be required to work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Travel Travel may be required up to 15% of the time. Required Education and Experience Associates Degree/trade school degree or equivalent. Minimum of 5 years of related experience. Prior military experience is a plus.

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