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Job #: R-00021421
Location: Natick, MA
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to work with the US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, MA.  The candidate will be integrated into a highly dynamic team supporting the Tactical Shelters Team and Aerial Delivery Equipment and Systems Divisions. The candidate responsibilities include; testing and analysis of mechanical systems, verification of system performance, participation in product quality discrepancy report investigations, prepare engineering change proposals, be able to provide root cause analysis to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems, provide technical reviews of drawing packages, specifications and technical manuals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in product quality discrepancy report investigations (approximately 25 per year).
  • Prepare Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) (approximately 8 per year).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems with root cause analysis and corrective action development related to fielded helicopter sling load equipment, and personnel and cargo parachute systems as well as tactical shelter systems. Provide technical reviews of drawing packages, specifications, and technical/field manuals within 30 days.
  • Provide engineering analysis and technical subject matter expertise with regards to rigid wall shelters and supporting rigid wall shelter hardware and systems.
  • Disposition request for waivers and deviations (approximately 75 per year).
  • Participate in parachute, airdrop and shelters equipment design reviews (approximately 2 per year).
  • Provide technical expertise, with experience in aerial delivery rigging, to support engineering assessment with responsibilities to include engineering assessments of aerial delivery items, inspection of first article test samples, testing of airdrop hardware, and developing airdrop and helicopter sling load rigging procedures.

Basic Qualifications

5+ years of related experience.

Excellent communication and problem solving skills

Strong attention to detail

Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple actions at any given time

Excellent analytical and technical skills

Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Masters a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency in software programs such as AutoCAD, Labview and Solidworks.

Project management experience with multifunctional responsibilities is a plus.

Knowledge of Aerial Delivery Systems/Airdrop Programs and/or Tactical Shelters Systems is plus.

External referral eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Mechanical Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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