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Draper Mechanical Instrumentation Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

As a mechanical instrumentation engineer in Electromagnetics Group, the candidate will perform design analysis, integration and testing of high precision electro-mechanical components and instruments. A firm knowledge of electro-mechanical devices and the control system electronics is expected, as is mechanical design and FEA experience. Knowledge of optical displacement sensing technologies is also desirable. The candidate must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams and must possess the communication skills required to brief internal and external customers.

Bachelors Degree in mechanical engineering, and/or related electro-mechanical/control system discipline is required. Direct experience with novel and emerging technologies that offer significant advances over the current state-of-the art in fabrication, assembly, miniaturization and integration is a plus. The individual must be highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a necessity.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.



ID: 2023-7123

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc