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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job ID: 2316146
Location: LAKEHURST, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mechanical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer to support our Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) team  located in Lakehurst, NJ.  

An active Secret clearance is required.

General Overview:

  • Lead design projects of small parts up to and including complex mechanical systems, working with stakeholders and ensuring proper physical interfacing with the greater system.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot hydraulic systems, generators, and large motors.
  • Develop (using CREO Parametric) and interpret engineering drawings of complex parts and systems according to best practices and proper geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Develop solid models of new or existing parts using CREO Parametric and engineering drawings.
  • Execute test and troubleshooting procedures based on project requirements, in locations to include test sites, manufacturing facilities, and aboard active and pre-commissioned Navy vessels.
  • Lead failure and root cause investigations, developing and presenting recommendations to program leadership and implementing solutions through development of installation procedures.
  • Develop responses to requests for engineering information from sources such as manufacturing facilities, contractors, and shipyards.
  • Analyze bolted joints and mechanical parts for suitability, considering fatigue and fracture life of equipment.
  • Analyze parts requirements or installation parameters that fall outside of specifications and provide recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Assist with review and development of maintenance procedures.
  • Interpret engineering specifications for:
    • Structural materials
    • Hardware such as bolts, nuts, and washers
    • Environmental testing
    • Equipment design standards
  • Travel up to 20% may be required.



  • Bachelors degree and Five (5) years or more of engineering experience.
  • Active Secret clearance is required
  • Experience with mechanical design, development, and maintenance of turbomachinery or complex mechanical systems and machinery.
  • Expert in development, review, and geometric dimensioning and tolerance of engineering drawings.
  • Well versed with solid modeling using CREO Parametric (preferred) or other solid modeling program.
  • Good understanding and practice of fatigue and fracture mechanics, failure and root cause analysis, and collection of quantitative empirical data leading into development of structural models and analyses.
  • Excellent communication skills.  Ability to communicate and work effectively with stakeholders and personnel of varying technical knowledge, experience, and backgrounds.
  • Ability to function independently or cooperatively as the situation dictates, in a manufacturing, test, and shipboard environment with personnel from varying backgrounds and levels of experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.


  • Experience working aboard active naval vessels is a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with the Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) process a plus.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes including non-destructive inspection (NDI) methods a plus.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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