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Senior Mechanical Engineer (Level IV)




About the Role

GALT Aerospace is seeking a talented Mechanical Engineer to perform all Mechanical Systems Design related to Communication Mission Payload System Development and Installation Design onto the Platform. At GALT Aerospace, Mechanical Engineers are responsible for collaborative, complex designs of structural, thermal management, and size, weight, and power (SWAP)-constrained systems for airborne, ground-based mobile, and shipborne military command, control, and communication systems.

This individual would act as a responsible design engineer (RDE) on Mechanical hardware for multiple systems and programs. The candidate will be responsible for all Mechanical hardware development including: Mechanical System design, Structural and Thermal analysis, detailed Mechanical System Installation design onto SWaP constrained platforms, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test, site integration, and post-delivery support.

The candidate will work closely with other engineering functions in a team environment, including: Flight Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical performance requirements. 

Job location is work onsite with possible occasional/part-time telecommuting. Minimal domestic travel required, possibly 10% of time.


The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with many of the following:

  • System and Platform level Mechanical design, development, test, and integration

  • Support Rapid Prototyping, I&T, and Demonstration of Complex Integrated Systems.

  • Work within a small cross-functional team to ensure Creative solutions to novel problems

  • Ability and desire to guide/mentor junior engineers

  • Specify components and work directly with specialty suppliers and sub-contractors

  • Compose and present design reviews for internal and external customers

  • Develop TDP (Tech Data) and performance data packages

Required Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM degree from an accredited institution

  • 10+ years of experience in a related Engineering Environment

  • Military &/or Aircraft related Mechanical System Design and I&T experience

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) personnel security clearance required

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education

  • Solidworks

  • Thermal/ heat transfer Analysis

  • Structural analysis

  • Familiar with CFD-aerodynamic

  • Familiar with aircraft and aircraft structures

  • Platform Installation Design for Military and Airborne systems.

  • Design and test experience in comm systems / RF technology

  • RF Systems Analysis and RF measurement

  • Integration of various Military radios on an airborne platform

  • Airborne Wiring, Cabling, and routing with knowledge of EMI-EMC ramifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced studies / Degree in a STEM area

  • Active DOD Secret, TS/SCI, or SSBI clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit or stand for 1 hour at a time

  • Must be able to operate a computer

About the Company

Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. (GALT Aerospace) is a non-traditional defense contractor whose vision is a rapid innovator solving the world’s critical security challenges to enable warriors to win…decisively. GALT Aerospace subscribes to Col John Boyd’s tenet “Wars are won by people, ideas and equipment, IN THAT ORDER.” Warriors need tools (equipment) that are flexible. GALT Aerospace will always satisfy the warrior with such tools.

Founded in 2015, GALT Aerospace provides simple, effective information capabilities to support all levels of war and to drive information to the lowest levels possible, enabling faster decision cycles and decisive results. GALT Aerospace uniquely focuses on architecture solutions, effective open systems integration and rapid prototyping, fielding and operations.

At GALT Aerospace, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary and nationally relevant systems. We look for people who have bold new ideas, with courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun. Our culture is based on Customer Focused Innovation, which thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we strive to do what others think is impossible. Our Programs are typically Rapid Development and Demonstrations of Advanced Integrated Communication Systems in a SWaP-constrained military airborne platform.