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Date Posted
19 Oct 2017

Mechanical Engineer, Precision Positioners
Exeter NH, Clearwater FL or Lansdale PA



This individual will work as a Mechanical Engineer on the Precision Gimbal (Integrated Assembly) engineering team supporting the development and production of precision positioning systems.  As a mechanical engineer, you will participate in project teams consisting of various design and engineering staff, and are required to support the design, integration, test and production of products while interfacing with a wide range of disciplines, including program management, systems, electrical, software and manufacturing engineering and operations.  The candidate will demonstration ownership of their work, and be committed to making the team, product and program successful.



  • Support the Product Design Team. Support senior engineering personnel in the design, development and selection of basic hardware components utilizing fundamental mechanical engineering principles, theories and techniques. Assigned duties may include design and development of specific hardware, mechanisms or components to meet specified design requirements. Receive close direction and instruction from senior engineering staff.
  • Perform Mechanical Analyses. Obtain working knowledge of company standard analysis tools. Perform basic static, dynamic and heat transfer analyses of mechanical structures. Compile data for investigation by senior mechanical engineering personnel.
  • Support Verification/Validation of Design. Support the fabrication and environmental testing of design hardware. Assist in the design and fabrication of prototype hardware. Support the environmental testing of hardware including: vibration, shock, thermal, fatigue and others as required. Document results for review by senior engineering personnel.
  • Prepare Documentation. Generate and review the technical content of drawings, engineering specifications, reports and other documentation associated with the mechanical design.
  • Support Continuous Improvement. Acquire a working knowledge of IEWS' Quality System and the Mechanical Design Process. Acquire up-to-date knowledge of developments in mechanical engineering disciplines.
  • Travel Required.  Approximately 25%, but can vary based on short-term assignments.
  • Software Experience.  The candidate would be proficient in Solidworks 2017 3D and 2D CAD software, or equivalent.  Usage of commercial FEM software is beneficial, and exposure to ANSYS Mechanical is preferred.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.
  • Must have capability to obtain a Secret Level security clearance.

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