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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 71 - Interconnect Design Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Mechanical Engineering Group

Lincoln Laboratory is a fast paced, innovative, research and development environment with a reputation for excellence in the production of unique, prototype systems critical to national security. The Mechanical Engineering Group has extensive capabilities necessary for the design of undersea, ground, airborne and space systems which allow us to tackle a wide range of technical challenges including large structures, space systems, and high precision optical systems. The group is also the Engineering Division’s center for CAD and data management.

Job Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Design system and unit level electrical interconnection and power distribution schemes in collaboration with project teams

  • Perform basic design calculations, select appropriate components and hardware

  • Prepare design concepts, block diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, cable/harness fabrication drawings utilizing 2D and 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software

  • Support part procurement, fabrication and system level integration

The preferred candidate will:

  • Possess knowledge of electronic design for aerospace applications, including connector selection, wire types/sizes/derating, voltage drops, electro-mechanical packaging, electrical fabrication & assembly techniques.

  • Possess knowledge of and NASA specifications, Military, ASME & IEEE standards

  • Competency in SolidWorks and/or Zuken E3

  • Possess knowledge of PDM (Product Data Management) and/or PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software

Design Specialists in the Mechanical Engineering Group require little supervision and perform assignments with creative ability, resourcefulness, and originality. Design Specialists must take initiative and be thorough and detailed. They must work effectively with individuals from various groups and at many levels of the organization. They must also demonstrate effective communication skills.


BS in Electrical Engineering, or

BS or Associates Degree in Engineering discipline plus relevant experience in electrical interconnection design

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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