Mechanical Engineer (IV)

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, 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 Description

  • Principal Engineer Mechanical Systems Design

  • Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Only – (no Dual Citizenship)

  • Clearance Type: DoD Secret Desired - (must be able to be cleared)

  • Telecommute: Minimal – possible occasional/Part-Time Teleworking

  • Travel Required: Minimal, possibly 10% of the 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

  • Located in/or willing to relocate to San Diego, CA


 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

  • Familiar with MIL-STD-810, DO-160, MIL-HDBK-516

  • 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

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