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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Westford, Massachusetts Contract Job ID: 1910107083
Estimated Duration: 24 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Staff Mechanical Engineer in Westford, MA.

This position will contribute to the design of precision optical systems and tooling.
Responsibilities include opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical design of aerospace flight components. Responsibilities include providing solutions to a variety of complex technical problems as assigned.
Role and Responsibilities: 
Lead and direct opto-mechanical engineering on multiple projects through all phases of innovation and development
  • Assume primary responsibility for the design, analysis, and documentation of opto-mechanical systems; these systems are typically deployed in an industrial or aerospace environment and may have significant electronic content
  • Direct the activities of other Engineers and provide technical direction to other stakeholders including Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality as necessary
  • Provide technical content for proposals, estimate and track mechanical design costs, create schedule estimates, and make presentations to customers and company management.
  • Create system models, perform required analysis, and create detailed part and assembly drawings and associated parts lists, in accordance with ANSI Y14.5 and inhouse drawing standards.

Basic Qualifications:
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 7 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of experience. In the absence of a degree 11 years of appropriate experience is required
    Required Skills:
  • Have a thorough understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles, theories, and applications
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of optics and opto-mechanical best practices and basic understanding of the other engineering disciplines
  • Ability to use hand calculations for preliminary sizing and for FEA validation
  • Able to analyze, problem solve, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Able to clearly describe results in oral presentations and written reports
  • Results-oriented with strong personal drive and personal ownership in meeting commitments
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Operate independently with limited supervision
  • Impeccable ethics; maintains a positive and professional working environment
  • Strong CAD solid modeling experience with ANSI Y14.5 knowledge
  • Proficient in CREO (Pro-E) and PDMLink or similar CAD tool
    Preferred Skills:
  • Advanced technical degree
  • Finite Element Analysis using NASTRAN
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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