TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL SECURITY MIT Lincoln Laboratory researches and develops a broad array of advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs. What sets us apart from many national R&D laboratories is our focus on building operational prototypes of the unique systems we design.
The Mechanical Engineering Group provides innovative mechanical solutions for advanced technology prototypes. Projects we have worked on include: satellite payloads, laser communication, high-energy laser sensors, biological agent detectors, and large radar antennas for systems deployed on ground, maritime, air- and space-borne platforms. We have expertise in precision engineering, opto-mechanics, electronics packaging, structures, mechanisms, composite materials and additive manufacturing. We are involved in every step of a program’s execution from conceptual design to system integration and test.
The group seeks a co-op to assist staff members in the Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering field of design, structural analysis, assembly, integration and testing and/or systems engineering. Design duties include using CAD software to make part models, generating drawings and ensuring proper fabrication of parts. Structural analysis duties could include: creating and running finite element models, analyzing model results and structural or thermal testing. Assembly, Integration and Test duties include developing AI&T procedures and assisting with AI&T activities and documentation. Systems engineering duties could include supporting payload architecture definition (optical, mechanical, electrical), generating system-level block diagram (electrical and/or mechanical) and integration and test planning.
The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and assist Mechanical Engineering Group staff members in the development of new prototypes. Candidates with hands-on experience with development, integration and testing of mechanical systems are preferred.
- Currently enrolled in a formal coop program of study in engineering or physics (Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering preferred)
- Completed Mechanical Design, Mechanics of Materials or equivalent classes
- GPA 3.5/4.0 or higher
- Mechanical CAD experience preferred, but not required
Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.