PAE, Inc Mechanical Engineer in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Mechanical Engineer

☒ Exempt ☐ Non Exempt ☐ Primary ☐ Secondary

Position Title: Mechanical Engineer Professional

Job Code: E51256

Company Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.

  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Employees are required to:

  • Comply with all applicable safety- and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures;

  • Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely;

  • Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions; and

  • Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Purpose of the Position

  • Assists in the design and analysis of hardware, components, and fluid systems for the development of new and/or in support of current test stand configurations.

  • Supports rocket propulsion testing data analysis.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities of the Position

  • Assists in the development of mechanical designs for current and conceptualized hardware, components and systems.

  • evelops fluid and thermal analysis models, component calibration models, and test data review packages in support of rocket propulsion testing.

  • Prepares plans and drawings using design software. Performs various analyses, including dimensional, thermal, and structural, qualification, integration, etc. to assist in the identification of correct configuration, integrity and feasibility of design(s).

  • Scope includes system analysis of cryogenic, non-cryogenic, vacuum to ultra-high-pressure (UHP) propellant storage, run, distribution and disposal systems for existing facilities, Special Test Equipment (STE), and Ground Support Equipment (GSE).

  • Assists in the review of vendor/contractor capability to bring product design from engineering prototype phase to production release.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent.

  • Two or more years of experience in mechanical engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working with mechanical design principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of modeling and analysis of thermal/fluid systems and components.

Other Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge.

  • Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, or INS Citizenship documents on date of hire (candidate will be sent home if this paperwork is not provided upon arrival on date of hire).

  • Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.

  • Must have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license.

Special Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Good organizational and planning skills

  • Good Communication skills

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail

  • Ability to take direction

  • Ability to work with computers

  • Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions

  • Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment


  • Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred.

  • Experience with Creo Parametric, PTC Windchill, FLUENT, ANSYS, Flowmaster, MathCad, Autopipe, and/or Winplot.

  • Knowledge of software/codes (Visual BASIC, FORTRAN, C, etc.) a plus.

  • Experience in design of piping systems; knowledge of process piping standards (ASME B31.3) and pressure vessel codes (ASME BPVC Section VIII).

  • Coursework or experience associated with aerospace propulsion systems.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to present to large groups.

  • Experience working with drawing standards (ASME Y14.5) including tolerances and detailed drawings.

Physical Requirements

  • Dexterity to operate office equipment, and ability to access field locations as required by the position.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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