Mechanical Design Engineer

East Camden, AR
Full Time
Armtec Defense Technologies

Armtec Defense Technologies (Armtec) is an operating unit of the Transdigm Group (NYSE: TDG), an industry leader in aerospace and defense products and services. Armtec is comprised of three business units producing subcomponents for ordnance in Coachella, CA; decoy countermeasure Flares in Camden AR; and radar countermeasure chaff in Lillington NC. At Armtec, we welcome skilled and enthusiastic people who share our determination and high standards to join us in our mission-critical work supporting the US and allied war-fighters who serve us all by defending democracy and protecting freedom. This position is staffed in Camden, AR., at Armtec’s world-class facility for decoy countermeasure Flares. 

Company Profile

Company: Armtec Defense Technologies is an operating unit of the TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG

Industry: Manufacturing Combustible Ordnance and Countermeasures

Job Overview

Title: Mechanical Design Engineer 

Job Family: Engineering

Reports to:  Engineering Manager

Works with: Engineers, mid-level Managers, Supervisors and other departments as required.

Location: Camden, Arkansas USA

Type: Full Time

Job Summary

The position entails working with a multidisciplinary team as part of a new product and process integration segment in the engineering department, which includes developing concepts and taking them from initial design and prototyping through installation and startup. The candidate will be required to work closely with fellow engineers, technicians, and machine shops to design and manufacture engineering components and assemblies; and will be responsible for creating and maintaining 3D models, assemblies, and fabrication drawings using Creo CAD package.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs, and by applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials engineering.
  • Designs parts, components, and assemblies to meet requirements of assigned projects. Creates CAD models, including part and assembly drawings, Bill of Materials (BOMs) to support manufacturing, testing and assembly, and support components to assist with assembly.
  • Works with senior and fellow engineers to develop alternatives and options for further development of projects and products.
  • Supports product sourcing, purchasing, and selection as required by the design process.
  • Provides technical and engineering support for day-to-day processing, product development and process improvements.
  • Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods and properties.
  • Participates in technical reviews of requirements, specifications, designs, and codes.
  • Works closely with controls engineers to create automation integrated equipment solutions.
  • Modifies existing documentation for tooling and equipment, as changes are needed.

  • Strong knowledge of CAD modeling, drawings and machine design with experience in design analyses. Experience with Creo is a major plus.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes including turning, milling, and welding.
  • Experience with CAM software is a plus
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) experience and knowledge.
  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Hands-on experience with equipment design; energetics-manufacturing equipment is a plus.
  • Hands-on and can-do attitude
  • Willingness to take on non-traditional tasks, roles, responsibilities and challenges needed to accomplish company goals and objectives
  • 3+ years of experience in equipment design and CAD, preferred.

Education/Previous Experience Requirement

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and/or Physical Sciences.
  • Energetics experience preferred.
  • DOD experience preferred.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Self-motivated professional with demonstrated maturity and a good sense of responsibility. 
  • Good communication skills and high degree of integrity. 
  • Able to interface and work productively with all employees. 
  • Ability to read and write English and compute college level mathematics, including statistics. 
  • Strong interest in pure and applied research to improve product quality and reduce operational costs in all stages of manufacturing. 
  • Sound ability to analyze data and write technical reports.

Work Hours

4/10 workweek

To Apply

Please apply on-line on the Armtec Career Website,  

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    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorization from the U.S. Government

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