Structure Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

Job Title
Structure Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
Job ID
York,  PA 17403
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Structure Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
York, PA
@Orchard (formerly Talent Orchard) has been an immediate opening to work for one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company for an experienced Mechanical Engineer for their Structural Design group in York, PA. This is a temp-to-hire opportunity with an initial contract duration being 12 months.

The Combat Vehicles Structure Design Engineer is responsible for designing and coordinating engineering aspects associated with the vehicle chassis and turret structures. Structure Design products include the vehicle hull structures and all structural interfaces (i.e., machining, mounting provisions, welded-on brackets, and stiffeners), doors, hatches, access panels, lifting/towing/tie-down provisions, and intake/exhaust grilles. The structures engineer will work with system integrated product team members (IPTs) to document and integrate their mechanical interfaces (mounting provisions) onto the vehicle structure. The structures engineer will at all times promote and maintain a safe work environment and ensure compliance with all safety rules of the company.

  • Provides Engineering Production Support (EPS) for the transition of a new design to production and resolving issues encountered in the build process.
  • Investigates root-cause analysis of design issues arising during production and develops the associated change documentation to resolve design issues.
  • Works closely with a team of design engineers and other specialty engineers to resolve design issues that span such areas as structures, ballistics, mechanical, and logistics.
  • Prepares presentations and variance documentation in response to production issues to support vehicle sales.
  • May require daily periods of on-floor support, walking between many locations throughout the day, and climbing in/on the vehicles to assess.
  • Perform Trade Studies or Tolerance Stack Analyses in design or investigation support.
  • Participate in formal technical reviews and present.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree (e.g., Aerospace) with more than 2 years of engineering work experience
  • Must have experience using CREO or SolidWorks
  • Must be organized and have excellent communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter that takes ownership of tasks and drives them to completion
  • Good engineering analytical skills

Preferred Skills & Experience:
  • Experience with the engineering structures design, prototyping, production, and test environments with relevant ground vehicle applications in the defense environment.
  • Experience with the use of Windchill (EPDM) and drawing repository (EDVS) systems.
  • Experience communicating with internal and external customers.
  • Considerable knowledge of the PTC’s CREO CAD and CREO View computer tools.
  • Extensive knowledge/experience with drawings, models, and GD&T standards and applications.
  • Experience with tolerance analysis, trade studies, FEA Analysis
  • Experience with military standards and good manufacturing practices.

If your experiences and interest align with this exciting opportunity, we need to hear from you. Apply today!
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