Junior Mechanical Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-327019
    • Job Location: Plano, TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/21/2022
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic & International
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Job Description

Kratos Antenna Solutions is currently seeking a Junior Mechanical Engineer to research, develop, plan and design mechanical and electromechanical antenna systems.  Coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical and/or electromechanical antenna systems.  The position is located in the Plano, TX office and reports to the Vice President, Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Generate conceptual designs for systems based on customer requirements.
  • Create 3D solid models of new systems and assemblies.
  • Update legacy designs.
  • Check and approve production drawings.
  • Generate complete system mechanical ICD.
  • Dynamics and modeling of mechanical systems.
  • Work as a team member to identify and implement design requirements.
  • Assist with system integration and troubleshooting.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical manufacturing, tooling and fabrication processes.

Experience and Skills

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field and 3-5 years engineering design work and systems integration experience on antenna or telemetry systems.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications such as Solidworks and Ansys
  • Motion control experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Previous design experience with multi-axis precision positioners is highly desired.
  • Experience using FEA structural and thermal simulation tools to validate design in accordance with system requirements
  • Working knowledge of standard drafting practices and GD&T.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication is a must.


Clearance Statement


Applicants selected for this position would be required to work on government and military programs subject to the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR," 22 CFR 120-130), and potentially on programs that require a United States government security clearance.  As such, only candidates that meet the eligibility requirements under the ITAR and who are eligible for most levels of a US Government security clearance will be considered.


Work Conditions


  • Manual dexterity required.
  • Interacts with support staff and the public at large.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Limited Travel may be required.


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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