Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) - Chantilly, VA

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Job Description:
Become an elite member of a fast growing, highly motivated team and contribute to truly cutting edge technology. At Digital Signal Corporation (DSC), we develop breakthrough technology solutions. The Company is composed of scientists, engineers, software experts, and business leaders who invent, design, and supply solutions to industry and government. We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated individuals who are interested in solving challenging problems and work well in a fast paced environment.
DSC is rapidly growing and we have an opening for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in our Chantilly, VA location. Qualified candidates must be able to work well in a small company atmosphere and have excellent communication skills.

Position Summary:
The role of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer involves leading the mechanical and opto-mechanical engineering efforts on DSC multidiscipline, infrared component and system level development teams in a small company atmosphere. The Senior Mechanical Engineer reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager and interfaces with other disciplines throughout the company to ensure that product designs meet both engineering and production milestones.

Essential Job Functions:
Oversee the mechanical development of new designs, improvement of existing designs, and transition of current and future designs into production
· Interface with optics, electronics and manufacturing groups to create opto-mechanical, electro-optic and electronic assembly designs
· Product design and modeling, material selection, creation of engineering drawings and problem solving
· Coordinate with subcontractors and suppliers
Essential Qualifications:
BS in Mechanical Engineering with 10+ years experience in a related mechanical design field
· Electronics packaging experience
· Must be a motivated, self-starter
· Ability to work in a team environment
· Must have excellent working experience and proficiency using SolidWorks (2010 or higher) to design and develop products
· Experience with design for manufacturing, cost, test, and assembly
· Must be able to communicate well, both in verbal presentations and written documentation
· Basic working knowledge and understanding of drafting principles, working knowledge of ASME Y14.5M-1982 and ASME Y14.5-1994
· Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree in a related field
· Familiarity with infrared imaging systems Multiple discipline experience (Electronics, Software, Optics or others), from requirements development through concept and detailed design
· Design for mass production
· Team leadership experience
· Experience leading and mentoring less experienced engineers
· Structural and thermal analysis and modeling experience
· Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing experience
· Windchill experience
Physical Requirements: *
  • Ability to frequently sit, reach within hands and arms length, climb or balance and crouch. Ability to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, etc *
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. *
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and use of computer monitor screens a great deal of time.

Work Environment: *
  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office with frequent interaction in the production/manufacturing/lab areas. *
  • The noise level in this environment ranges from low to moderate

Digital Signal Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a friendly, business environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background and reference checks.