Sr. Mechanisms Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Sr. Mechanisms Engineer

The NRL is the designated lead laboratory for U.S. Navy space programs. NRL has the mission to preserve and enhance a strong space technology base and to provide expert assistance in the development and acquisition of space systems which support naval missions. Principle NRL functions include: understanding and clarifying mission requirements; conducting research and development activities; analyzing and testing systems to quantify their capabilities; developing operational concepts that exploit new technical capabilities; and developing, testing, and evaluating selected aerospace systems and subsystems. This position will serve as the Sr. Mechanisms Engineer supporting various projects, on-site at NRL in Washington, DC. Duties include the following:

  • Aiding in the design, fabrication, and testing of mechanisms for spaceflight instruments. This would involve tasks such as performing computer aided design (CAD), performing simple structural analyses, and building and testing prototype and/or space flight mechanism hardware.
  • Knowledge and experience with spaceflight mechanism lubrication systems, gear systems, motor actuators, release mechanisms, bearing systems, and life testing.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of motorized electronic drive and control systems for mechanism precision control.
  • Work in a “hands-on” intensive work environment.
  • Must have good hands on experience.
  • Must have strong mechanical design and analysis skills
  • Lead small- to medium-size groups in technical task completion.
  • Prepare reports documenting the models and the analyses performed, presentations, requirements documents, research, and other contract deliverables.
  • Provide technical interchange and guidance to NRL personnel in the above tasks.
  • Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.


  • Work is performed on-site in Government facilities.
  • Occasional travel, including international, may be required.
  • Provide occasional technical support for proposals similar in scope.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with NASA or military space programs involving space and ground mechanism development.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/work environments.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power-point) software tools.
  • Candidates must be US Citizens.

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