Staff Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Requisition ID: R10118163
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Devens, Massachusetts, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: None
- Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and teamwork among multiple engineering disciplines.
AOX is an end-to-end engineering company that creates solutions, puts them into practice, and manufactures them. We develop solutions to some of the nation’s hardest technical challenges leveraging advanced technical capabilities in optical, mechanical, software, electronics controls, systems, test and manufacturing engineering to perform applied research, engineering development, and precision manufacturing.
Additionally, AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX’s market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORM™ and CERAPRINT™ silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.
Learn more about AOX at https://www.northropgrumman.com/who-we-are/business-ventures/
Reporting to the Xinetics Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Staff Opto-Mechanical Engineer will perform Mechanical Design and Analysis for space, ground and airborne optical systems, tooling, and test equipment. The Staff Opto-Mechanical Engineer’s responsibilities include leading engineering design efforts of complex electro-optical and opto-mechanical systems, designing hardware that satisfies system requirements, documenting design approaches, detailing parts and assembly drawings to support the development, manufacture, and test of optical systems. Additional expectations include support to new business opportunities and active leadership and development of junior engineers, designers and technicians.
Role and Responsibilities:
Perform opto-mechanical engineering on multiple projects through all phases of development and manufacturing that schedule, cost, and technical requirements
Create part and assembly models, detailed drawings and associated parts lists, in accordance with AMSE Y14.5 and AOX drawing standards.
Mentor earlier career engineers and conduct peer reviews of other engineer’s work products
Execute new optomechanical designs with a focus on DFM
Perform analysis of optics, mounting strategies, detailed geometric tolerances, manufacturability, and cost
Support transition to production and manufacturing engineering
Provide technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of technical acumen, ingenuity and creativity.
Perform trade studies, design of experiments, assembly and testing of parts, components, and assemblies
Travel to customer and supplier sites as required
Provide technical content for proposals, estimate and track mechanical design costs, create schedule estimates, and make presentations to customers and company management.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mechanical or Optical Engineering, or other related STEM degree
Minimum of 14 years of opto-mechanical design, manufacturing and process development experience in a Defense/DoD, Space or related industry, OR 12 years' experience with a Masters degree, OR 9 years' experience with a PhD
Demonstrated solid understanding of mechanical and opto-mechanical design best practices and basic understanding of the other engineering disciplines
Minimum 2 years of experience in lens and mirror mounting techniques, flexure and kinematic mount design, optical assembly and alignment
Adhesive applications of opto-mechanical products including athermalized mounting design
Adhesive applications and bonding techniques suitable for space environments
Team leadership experience
Advanced Microsoft Office, MS Project, Solidworks or equivalent
Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance
SigFit, Zemax, MATLAB, NASTRAN/FEMAP, Ansys, or equivalent
Silicon Carbide/Ceramics/Optical Materials experience
Interferometer and optical alignment experience
Working knowledge of geometric optics, wave optics, Gaussian propagation, and aberration theory.
Advanced technical business or management degree
Active TS/SCI security clearance
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What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.