Digital Prospectors Mechanical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Mechanical Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 24 months and 40 hours per week

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Our client’s Chemical and Biological Defense Systems Group evaluates, develops, and tests novel technologies to improve defense capabilities that prevent, detect, and mitigate the effects of chemical, biological and explosive threats against our military and homeland. In order to accomplish these goals, current programs require the rapid design and development of novel technologies that span a broad variety of capability requirements. This includes technologies for chemical, biological, and/or autonomous sensing and the necessary supporting hardware and test infrastructure. Thus, the Group is seeking to hire a Mechanical Engineer with a broad set of relevant and adaptable skills, and a significant amount of varied experience in order to meet the rapid engineering demands of the programs.

Position Scope/Job Functions:

1) Coordination with experts from multiple science disciplines to achieve a set of design requirements based on program goals.

2) Logical engineering system design and down selection, justification.

3) Rapid prototyping and testing of system designs to enable spiral development

4) Integration of mechanical and electrical systems to demonstrate fully functional products.

Skills: Required

Rapid prototyping

Custom hardware development experience

Design tradeoff analysis


Design of mechanisms/actuators and electromechanical packaging 3D printing experience Technology development planning and organization skills Strong team player

Skills: Preferred

Metal and plastic fabrication and assembly

Education/Professional Certifications:

MS OR BS in mechanical or equivalent engineering discipline. At least 10 years of applicable experience.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700