Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76760

Our client is a high-tech business focusing on software and hardware system integration, cutting-edge research and development, and manufacturing. They provide premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients.

A Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer position just opened in Canonsburg, PA with our DOD – aerospace defense client.

Note: Due to the nature of work all candidates must be US Citizens

Location: Canonsburg, PA 15317 (Onsite)
Position: Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer
Pay Rate: $81.87/hr
Duration: 12-24 months with possibility of going direct
Clearance: Secret Obtainable

Job Description
As a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer for the Torpedo Systems Group (TSG), you will have extensive mechanical design skills and can manage large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization, while working with and providing guidance to a team of mechanical engineers. You will lead a mechanical engineering team and work with cross functional teams responsible for designing, developing, demonstrating, producing, assembling, testing, and delivering torpedo guidance systems.
Duties and Tasks:

  • Lead and direct experienced engineers, lower-level engineers, and peer multi-disciplinary engineering leads
  • Manage engineering expertise to meet business objectives through the effective planning and execution of pursuits, and programs.
  • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Research, plan, design, and provide guidance to other engineers for mechanical and electromechanical products and systems.
  • Analyze, design and test products or systems such as mechanisms, controls, and mechanical, thermal, or heat transfer systems required to operate in challenging environmental conditions.
  • Plan and direct engineering personnel in fabrication of test apparatus and equipment, and development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems.
  • Apply experience with ASME Y standards and generating detailed documentation of parts, assemblies and installations.
  • Create and maintain mechanical solid models and drawings using SolidWorks.
  • Perform engineering change document preparation and impact assessments.
  • Create and manage bills of material (BOM)
  • Develop technical presentations, recommendations, and written communications to explain technical issues to program management and the Navy customer team.
  • Communicate, both verbally and in writing, with technical and non-technical professionals at all levels

What sets you apart:

  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication methods, as well as technical, government, and industry standards
  • Experience in preparation of estimates for design tasks.
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform Peer Reviews of fellow engineers’ designs and drawings.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to write technical papers and proposals
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for yourself and others

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

About our client:
Our client is a mission critical DOD – Aerospace defense contractor developing solutions that will lead, serve, and protect our country.  Our client develops strategic systems for defense, civil government, intelligence and cyber end users on a international basis.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.