Harris Corporation Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, New York

Mechanical Engineer 8/29/18--Mechanical, EngineeringUSA - NY - Rochester




Job ID: SIS20182908-27061


Mechanical Engineer

Job Code: SIS20182908-27061

Job Location: Rochester, NY

This position will be responsible for providing Mechanical Engineering support to customer-funded programs and internal research efforts within our Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit of Harris Corporation.

Our intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions serve a broad array of government, civil and commercial customers by enhancing information superiority, contributing to our national security and providing actionable data for the protection of property and human life. We specialize in high-reliability airborne and space-based remote sensing payloads that offer active and motion imaging and data processing, exploitation and dissemination. We also provide solutions that map and monitor the earth for a variety of commercial and governmental users.

Learn more about the end to end solution we provide for government and commercial organizations here: https://bit.ly/2vTHv9C

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineer to perform design, development and analysis tasks on complex mechanical hardware including precision space structures and mechanisms, electro-mechanical hardware, and complex electronic packaging in a program team environment. Program support and technical leadership over requirements definition, concept generation, material selection, trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, preliminary and final design, design documentation, and assembly/integration and testing. Candidate must have strong proficiency in 3D modeling, design for manufacturing, and ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.

The preferred candidate will:

  • Define and establish the technical approach to meet assigned objective

  • Direct, coordinate, control and provide assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objective

  • Prepare reports, formal documentation and presentation materials summarizing analysis results and presenting results to both external and internal groups.

  • Participate and present information for Preliminary Design reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR) and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM)

  • Complete assigned projects on time; adhering to engineering standards

  • Use mechanical design and analysis software including Pro/E, PATRAN, MSC Nastran

  • Establish composite and metallic part design using 3D CAD and FEA

  • Provide technical direction as needed to other junior Engineers and team members

  • Use mechanical design and analysis software including Pro/E, Pro/Mechanica, PATRAN, MSC Nastran

  • Contribute as part of a team to develop new methods of simulation and modeling for composite material and structures.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or related disciplines from an ABET Accredited program

  • 6+ years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree or 4+ years of relevant experience with a Master's Degree.

  • Experience with FEA tools is required

  • An understanding of structural analysis methods (FEA and hand-calculations) is required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in an aerospace environment

  • Experience in design or analysis of space based mechanical structures, electronics packaging or mechanisms, along with engineering drawing development

  • Proficiency in CAD tools such as Creo Parametric and understanding of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards

  • Proficiency in analysis FEA tools such as Femap, NASTRAN, ANSYS

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain Security clearances. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

Job Profile Matching Criteria:

ExpertiseEngineering, --Mechanical

LocationUSA - NY - Rochester