Associate Mechanical Engineer

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
02 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSOCIATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Haystack Observatory, to work closely with senior engineers and research scientists in the area of radio and radar technology and instrumentation. Design challenges include RFI interference, cryogenic thermal management, complex hardware design, and operating sites spread across the globe.  Will make contributions in areas such as structural design and analysis, fluid flow systems, mechanical/electromechanical actuation, electrical component interfaces, thermal management, circuit design and analysis, system design, deployment engineering, and legacy system support. Responsibilities will include design and analysis, creation of fabrication drawings and assembly instructions, qualification testing, prototyping, and participation in design reviews.

 REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar field; at least one year of experience; proficiency with SolidWorks and a solid understanding of standard machining processes and dimensioning/tolerancing; attention to accuracy and detail; hands-on experience with and a strong grasp of engineering fundamentals; ability to work independently and develop creative solutions. Experience with PCB design software is preferred.  Job #18918

Haystack is located in Westford, MA.   

The position is restricted to U.S. citizens.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. 

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

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