Design Engineer

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 05/09/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -052024-18888 State: Florida

Job Description

Tooling Design Engineer

Location: Merritt Island, FL

Salary: $60-74/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment w/ potential for extension or conversion

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4pm with some flexibility


We are searching for an enthusiastic, qualified engineer who will join the GSE group. The GSE group interacts directly with vehicle production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. They put a strong emphasis on design capability and hands-on technical ability, as the engineers are directly involved with design, analysis, equipment operation, trouble-shooting, and active engagement with engineering and maintenance personnel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelors college degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, structural, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses.
  • 12+ years experience with design and integration of mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, and/or lifting fixtures.
  • Design of GSE for production, manufacturing, and testing of launch vehicles and launch vehicle support systems required.
  • Experience with CAD modeling and drawings in PTC Creo required.
  • Experience with revision control and data configuration in Windchill required.
  • Knowledge of hand calculations of structural and mechanical components required.
  • Proven ability to drive complex projects to completion and a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • FEA Analysis and hand calculations of structural and mechanical components.
  • Experience working on aerospace development programs, production lines, or field operations in both design and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus.
  • Experience with design specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of GSE.
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances.
  • Experience with multiple CAD packages, Catia, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Hands on fabrication, assembly, or maintenance experience
  • Familiarity with Industry Code Standards.


  • Responsibilities will include conceptual design, cost estimating, schedule estimating, requirements definition, detailed design, procurement, vendor management, design reviews, analysis, commissioning, and production floor support.
  • The work will be performed in a multi-functional team role with manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, and project management functions.
  • Design and manage tooling through development and build life cycle to support production.
  • Perform analysis (Hand Calculations & FEA) to support tooling design
  • Create Statement of Works (SOW) for tooling to be designed and built by external vendors.
  • Be responsible Engineer for induvial tooling projects.
  • Coordinate directly with manufacturing, operations, and product development personnel to understand operational requirements and develop GSE to meet those requirements.
  • Design of Concept CAD models using PTC Creo.
  • Review and approve drawings for drawing standards and manufacturability.
  • Develop and approve design specifications, performance specifications, fabrication specifications, acceptance test procedures, and maintenance plans, for development of GSE.
  • Manage external design and fabrication partners through complete project lifecycle (requirements gathering through delivery and acceptance) to ensure GSE is functionally correct and meets requirements set forth in specifications.
  • Represent GSE considerations in manufacturing, operational, and program technical reviews
  • Oversee equipment fabrication, assembly, and installation.
  • Active involvement in functional checkouts and commissioning of equipment.
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status.
  • Participate in continuous training and skills development.
  • Create and present technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent and adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision.



SRG Government Services is a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, accounting and intelligence analytical services for agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the federal contracting industry, featuring a cutting edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

Keywork Searchstring: GSE, Tooling, Ground Support Equipment, Aerospace, Launch Vehicle Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Engineer, Production,

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