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12 months ago
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Mechanical Engineer
Job Description

This new position in Huntsville, Alabama is in support of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. The selected applicant will become part of the GMD program's Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) Engineering Team in support of our Missile Defense Agency customer. The GMD System is the first and only operationally deployed missile defense program to defend the homeland against long-range ballistic missile attacks. The GMD system is a critical part of our nation's layered Ballistic Missile Defense System providing early detection and tracking during the boost phase, midcourse target discrimination, precision intercept and destruction of inbound missiles through force of hit-to-kill technology. As prime contractor, Boeing is designing, producing, integrating, testing and sustaining the GMD components.

The GBI team has an open position for an Engineering Lead in the areas of mechanical/structural, stress and propulsion engineering.  The successful candidate will apply his/her knowledge and experience in these areas to provide oversight and serve as lead for these disciplines in the development of GBI’s.  Proficiency in structural design/analysis, failure analysis and Root Cause & Corrective Action processes, use of effective methods and procedures in mechanical/structural analysis are required. 

The candidate will provide leadership for a small team of engineers performing design, analysis and integration activities. The position requires cross-functional collaboration with other discipline leads as well as coordination with program and team management and suppliers.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Estimates and plans for efficient use of team resources.
  • Develops, maintains, or modifies mechanical system, component and installation designs to provide product definition to other engineering groups, production operations, suppliers and external customers throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Performs, integrates and documents mechanical, fluid and thermal analyses and test results to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
  • Manages supplier development, test and production activities and coordinates with the supplier to optimize the design and achieve program goals.
  • Serves as technical consultant for disposition, corrective actions and coordination with cross-functional groups to identify/implement solutions and drive strategic improvements relative to production processes.
  • Coaches and mentors others.
  • Works under consultative direction. 

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

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Relocation Assistance Available 
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • More than 10 years of experience performing mechanical/structural engineering tasks on a missile defense program.
  • More than 10 years of experience providing technical leadership for an engineering team.
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience providing technical oversight/management of external suppliers.

This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. Preferred candidate must hold a current Secret Clearance or an equivalent.  Equivalent clearances or investigation types are (Current Top Secret, Q or L Clearances, Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) granted within the last 5 years, or National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) granted within the last 10 years). Also, if your equivalent clearance has not been administratively terminated for two years or if you held an equivalent clearance within the last two years, your clearance is considered current. Resumes must contain security clearance level and date of your last clearance investigation.

Typical Education/Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Experience Level 
Individual Contributor

Job Type 

Yes, 25 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award 


Job Code 

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