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Automotive Mechanical Engineer Senior

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Job ID: 2018308
Location: BEDFORD, IN, United States
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mechanical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an ASE Mechanical Engineer Sr in Bedford, IN.


SAIC will provide engineering, platform integration, and test expertise in support of NSWC Crane to develop and fielding of world-class systems.


  • Develops static and dynamic design and analysis of mechanical systems, equipment and packages. 

  • Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs. 

  • Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. 

  • Provides design information to drafting for packaging documentation.   (It should be understood that this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. 

  • Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee).

  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITY: Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. 

  • General knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives. 

  • Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. 

  • Work is reviewed by management to measure whether objectives have been met.

  • PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. 

  • Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.  

  • FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under only general direction. 

  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • IMPACT: Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. 

  • Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

  • LIASON: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.

  • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • As the Senior Mechanical Engineer the select candidate will independently perform/oversee/assist platform integration, test data analysis, lab management, and systems engineering tasks.

  • Provides highly unique expertise to advise senior leadership in the area of automotive engineering standards and best practices in support of systems engineering to conduct analysis of complex technical challenges/issues and strategic plans in accordance with all DoD instructions and MIL-STD.

  • The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide leadership in execution of the project processes and procedures, primary working within the fabrication facility, dealing with both electrical and mechanical prototype assemblies.

  • Will be responsible for review and approval of project documentation, conducting process compliance audits of products and procedures, in-coming inspection of vendor and customer provided product, witnessing of product acceptance testing, development and implementation of Project Quality Plans, and other administrative technical matters.

  • They will prepare technical reports, interface and coordinate with project staff including project management, systems engineer, Assembly technicians and testers.

  • Candidates must also be able to perform various electronic, electrical, & mechanical assembly duties and fabricate from engineering drawings.

  • Must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision. Interacts daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers.

  • Interaction normally involves exchanges or presentation of factual information.

  • Candidate must be a team player.

  • This position could require travel with little or no advance notice.

  • Coordinates, manages and develops quality and engineering activities required to support, evaluate, audit, control and document all quality assurance functions throughout the production cycle.

  • Manages the activities of a department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods and possibly employees.

  • Manages production integration and testing staff.

  • Works on complex tasks and ensures project, schedules, and performance requirements are met.

  • Interacts with outside customers and functional peer groups on a daily basis.

  • Interaction normally requires gaining the cooperation of others.

  • Provides in-service training to customer site personnel.




  • Bachelor's degree in a related engineering field and 7+ year’s related experience of which at least 4 must be specialized in the Automotive Industry or related DoD tasking.

  • Supervisory experience required.

  • Strong quality control experience.

  • Strong electronic, electrical, and mechanical skills.

  • Ability to read & understand engineering drawings.

  • Proficient written & verbal communication skills.

  • Team player.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be able to obtain a Full DOD Secret Security Clearance.

  • Experience with the following standards highly desired: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), AWS (American Welding Society), and ISO quality documents. 

  • Further familiarity with appropriate MIL STDs (DOD Military standards) associated with automotive engineering principals, testing, and quality would be beneficial.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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