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Digital Prospectors Mechanical / Aerospace Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Mechanical / Aerospace Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Peter Roos at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Mechanical / Aerospace Engineer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance without incident is preferred.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Our client’s Rapid Prototyping Group seeks a mechanical or aerospace engineer with broad experience in design, modeling and analysis (primarily structural and thermal). Experience with mechanisms, opto-mechanical systems, and airborne payloads is desired. Experience with environmental testing or knowledge of a wide variety of fabrication methods is a plus.

The successful candidate will work in small teams on a variety of short duration (6-12 month) projects supporting the development, testing and fielding of rapid prototypes that may include field-testing, airborne testing, ground vehicle testing, or tech transfer activities. The position requires interacting with subject matter experts across the Laboratory to make technology and design decisions to meet a specific program’s demonstration goals. Tasks may include coordinating multiple design and analysis efforts to include electronics, thermal, mechanical, and optical components.

Position Scope/Job Functions

The successful candidate will have a MS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar and at least 3 years of relevant experience, or a BS with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Candidates must be enthusiastic, innovative, and motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and willing to reach out for additional technical expertise when required. The selected candidate will work closely with multiple technical POCs on a portfolio of prototype efforts. Because multi-disciplinary teamwork is important to our group’s prototyping efforts, strong communication skills (oral and written) are required.

Skills: Required

  • Solidworks, Solidworks PDM

  • Structural analysis background (Solidworks Simulation or NASTRAN/PATRAN)

  • Hands-on hardware integration experience

  • Multi-disciplinary team experience

  • Experience reviewing fabrication and assembly drawings

Skills: Preferred

  • Experience coordination and executing system environmental or performance testing

  • Experience with multiple fabrication techniques: traditional machining, additive manufacturing, sheet metal, EDM, brazing, etc.

  • Experience with the design and test of mechanisms

  • Experience with optical system design; EO/IR systems

  • Experience with optical system mounting/adjustment/actuation

  • Experience integrating payloads onto aircraft (e.g. knowledge of applicable FAA regulations)

Education/Professional Certifications

MS plus 3 years minimum relevant experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum relevant experience

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.


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. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " 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, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts. at

Phone: 603-772-2700