Job Description

Mechanical Designer

Contract 40 hours weekly, 3-6+ months...

Client is requesting 100% on site...

Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
Background check and Finder Print are required

Our client designs and builds cutting edge instruments for ground and space-based astronomical and astrophysical research.

The Qualifications:

· 10-15+ years of professional experience

· Mastery of Solidworks software

· Ability to manage large volume of drafting work combined with solid, demonstrated design experience

· Experience with instrumentation and support systems for large scale scientific instrumentation - experience with astronomical instrumentation for observatories is preferred

· Working knowledge of MSWord, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

· Ability to troubleshoot

Then Duties for this role:

Provides technical expertise in the design and preparation of drawings for mechanical, electro-mechanical, optical and electrical components and assemblies for unique and/or experimental science instruments that are at, or intended to extend, state of the art. This would include the preparation of original layouts, computations, and engineering documentation for varied design features of mechanical and opto-mechanical assemblies, sub-assemblies and component parts of scientific instruments.

Translates concepts provided by engineers and/or project scientists into functional designs resulting in associated layout and detail drawings. Conceptual inputs will be in the form of rough sketches, design studies, verbal descriptions, and computer generated models. Selects effective methods and procedures, adapts available designs and/or develops new designs according to the requirements of each assignment.

Interprets and employs conventional engineering principles, practices, guidelines, and precedents as well as NASA program requirements (where applicable) in considering design requirements including contamination, structural integrity, corrosion resistance, spacecraft charging, orbital and ground environments, coefficients of thermal expansion, machinability, weldability, formability, etc. as applicable to the design of scientific equipment and components.

Performs calculations, studies, and analyses to support designs such as geometric and dimensional tolerance studies, trigonometric calculations associated' with optical layouts, mass property calculations and potential manufacturing, assembly, and optical alignment techniques. Provides engineering staff with calculation results-in either written or tabular form-such as mass properties data derived from computer generated models and tolerance studies.

· Educations:
BS in Mechanical Engineering is preferred

It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.

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