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Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer (Thermal)

Company: L3Harris
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Spec, Mechanical Engineer (Thermal)
Job Code: SAS20222308-89279
Job Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Job Description:
Engineer to perform mechanical analysis tasks on complex systems including precision mechanisms, electro-mechanical hardware, and complex electronic packaging in a program team environment. Technical leadership over entire analysis process including material selection, trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, preliminary and final documentation and presentation. Candidate must have experience in aerospace system analysis with an emphasis on thermal analysis, and ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.
Essential Functions:

  • Perform thermal design and analysis tasks on complex mechanical hardware including precision mechanisms, electro-mechanical devices, aerospace mechanism design, complex electronics packaging, supporting space-based deployable mechanisms, innovative thermal and ground based systems.

  • Support programs through requirements derivation and verification, system architecture development, loads derivation, trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, preliminary and final design analysis, generation of analysis documentation (including presentation materials, and deliverable data packages), and leading system test activities.

  • Work multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing situations.

  • Have the ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.

  • In charge of various environmental testing activities ranging from development to final product qualification testing. Responsible for understanding customer needs, generating test procedures and ultimately executing the test.

  • Establish key performance requirements and define requirements for test support equipment.


    • Proficiency in the analysis FEA tool, Thermal Desktop.

    • 4+ years of experience with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering or science degree or 6+ years with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering or science degree required

    • Experience with spacecraft and payload-level thermal control design and analysis

    • Experience with defining thermal environments based on orbital parameters and mission concept of operations

    • Experience with mission-level requirements derivation and flowdown to payload and subsystem levels

    • Experience with thermal testing (i.e. TVAC) including: design/analysis, test procedure generation, thermal balance and model correlation, test equipment selection and use, cognizant authority of test Go/No-Go decisions

    • Experience with Microsoft office tools, Word, Excel, PowerPoint required

      Preferred Additional Skills:

      • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

      • Master's Degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering with Thermal-related concentration

      • Strong analytical skills with emphasis on using and/or directing finite element analysis (FEA) desired

      • Has an awareness of thermal design impacts on cost and schedule

      • Able to work in large program environments and have good communications skills.

      • Able to effectively work in a remote evironment

      • Background in Space-based System Design

      • Proficiency in analysis FEA tools such as Flotherm, ANSYS, etc.

      • Experience with on-orbit correlation

      • Experience with thermal control systems such heat pipes, MLI, radiators, thermal interface materials, phase change material

        L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

Keywords: L3Harris, Palm Bay , Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer (Thermal), Engineering , Palm Bay, Florida

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