Job Summary/Description:
Navatek, a privately-owned defense contractor with offices in Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Maine, and Hawaii is seeking a Senior Research Engineer.  The ideal individual will have 10 to 15 years of mechanical engineering experience with demonstrated capability in the design and construction of mechanical systems, such as propulsion systems, hydraulic,  structures, and general machine design.  Familiarity with finite element analysis, machining tolerances, welded structures, and hydrodynamics is also necessary.  This individual should have good understanding of engineering fundamentals and be creative in developing solutions to design problems.  

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
    OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, or equivalent from an accredited college or university and 10+ years’ experience in a Mechanical Engineering position.
  • 10 to 15 years of mechanical engineering experience with demonstrated capability in the design and construction of mechanical systems, such as propulsion systems, hydraulic,  structures, and general machine design.
  • Supervisory experience

Skills/Technical Knowledge
  • Familiarity with finite element analysis, machining tolerances, welded structures, and hydrodynamics 
  • Familiarity with boats and testing at sea, or at tank facilities helpful
  • Design and construction of mechanical systems
  • Creative in developing problem solutions
  • Good knowledge of composites and advanced materials
  • Knowledge of machine design, structures, hydrodynamics
  • Experienced in finite element analysis
  • Knowledge of naval architecture helpful
  • Instrumentation experience as related to testing (accelerometers, strain gages, motion sensors, data acquisition)
  • 2D and 3D modeling experience required
  • Experienced in generating drawing packages for government projects
  • Experienced in working department of defense projects
  • Experienced in managing budgets and schedules

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence
  • Secret clearance desirable
  • Good oral and writing skills

This position will be located in Honolulu, HI. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee background check and post-offer drug screen.
 
 

This is a full time position

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