Date Posted
26 Apr 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Performs professional technical work of various complexity that requires in-depth knowledge and application of mechanical engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques used to solve specified problems within a defined field of technology.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Support Product Design and Development. Contribute to the design, development and selection of hardware components utilizing mechanical engineering principles, theories and techniques. Assigned duties may include design and development of specific packaging modules, mechanisms, components or subsystems to meet design requirements. Provide technical direction to design support personnel. Receive limited direction and instruction from senior engineering staff.
  • Perform Mechanical Analyses. Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of company standard analysis tools. Assure adequate analysis to achieve performance objectives. Perform static, dynamic and heat transfer analyses of mechanical structures. Analyze data and document results.
  • Coordinate Validation of Design. Coordinate the fabrication and environmental testing of design hardware. Design and procure prototype hardware. Coordinate the environmental testing of hardware including: vibration, shock, thermal, fatigue and others as required.  Review and document test results.   Assist in product transition to Production as required.
  • Prepare Documentation. Generate, review and approve the technical content of drawings, engineering specifications, reports and other documentation associated with the mechanical design. Prepare design review packages and present for internal review.
  • Support Continuous Improvement. Ensure compliance with Cobham’s Quality System and the Mechanical Design Process. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in mechanical engineering disciplines. Recommend improvements that produce cost effective and producible designs.
  • Other Duties Make independent technical decisions on work consistent with objectives. Attend conferences and meetings improve product development and standardization. Assignments may include research and development of new techniques and materials as a result of independent study. Provide training in area of expertise.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university or its equivalent and two (2) years work experience; or a Master’s Degree and one (1) years experience.
  • Previous design and drawing documentation experience. Working knowledge of CREO2 CAD Software utilized in conceptual design and subsequent documentation generation. Solidworks, Autocad or Altium are a plus.
  • Working knowledge of finite element applications, typically ANSYS. MATLAB and simulation software are a plus.
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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