Mechanical Engineer (Ability to Obtain Clearance)

Job Locations US-MD-Princess Anne
Requisition ID
Position Category
No Clearance Required
Space & Intelligence



The Peraton facility located in Princess Anne, Maryland is actively seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join the highly competent Princess Anne Mechanical Engineering team delivering world class solutions to a variety of DOD institutions.  This position directly reports to the Princess Anne Mechanical Engineering Manager.  The Mechanical Engineering group’s primary responsibilities involve the design and analysis of suborbital rocket class launch vehicle mechanical structures and systems, direction and coordination of activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, qualification testing, installation, and servicing of suborbital rocket mechanical structures and systems.


  • Serve as lead mechanical engineer for rocket missions.
  • Perform structural analysis on sounding rocket hardware and ground support hardware to validate the design.
  • Research, develop, design, and analyze suborbital rocket mechanical structures, components, and equipment applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering to fulfill mission requirements.
  • Manage Mass Properties and Gravimetrics of concepts, designs, and actual measurements of flight hardware.
  • Create Design and Manufacturing Documentation/Drawings and 3D CAD models using SolidWorks.
  • Submit documentation to Production Planning and provide oversight of fabrication in the Peraton Princess Anne Machine Shop and to Mechanical Technicians.
  • Direct and coordinate activities involved in assembly, operation, problem resolution, and repair of sounding rocket mechanical structures and systems; and create required processes and procedures.
  • Support and plan for the testing of rocket components, sub-assemblies, and full payloads which includes test plans and loads, oversight of testing, validation of new designs, and interpreting results.
  • Create documentation for design and testing, and present to a panel of peers and customers for review.
  • Brief customers on technical development projects and negotiate design modification as needed.
  • Support the mission manager in planning and tracking cost and schedule requirements.
  • Provide support for field operations as needed, either remotely or in the field.
  • Multitask on numerous projects & missions at different levels of development, (design, fabrication, testing, etc).
  • Management of mechanical engineering assignments, and the development of new products and engineering specifications for applicable projects.
  • Work within the bounds of the Peraton Princess Anne engineering processes to provide world class quality designs and products to our customers.
  • Travel up to 25% per year to various customer work sites globally.


Required Qualifications:         

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
  • 5+ years of Experience with mechanical design and analysis
  • The ability to receive and maintain a Secret Clearance is required for this position.
  • Travel up to 25% or more

Desired Qualifications:

  • FEA (FEMAP with NASTRAN) experience.

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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