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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Mechanical Engineer-Technical Staff in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Mechanical Engineering Group focuses on developing innovative mechanical design solutions for ground, airborne, and spaceborne applications. Areas of mechanical design expertise include large structures, mechanisms, opto-mechanical systems, and electronics packaging. Engineers from the group are critical to all aspects of program execution beginning with conceptual design, continuing through detail design, system integration and test, and concluding with environmental and performance testing. The group is the Engineering Division's center for 3D computer-aided design. Example projects include airborne and space-based laser communications systems, space based sensors, and vehicle mounted radars and large radar antenna systems.

Position Description

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on the development of complex mechanical and opto-mechanical systems. Responsibilities include engineering design, analyses, integration, and testing of complex hardware from conceptual design through fabrication and field performance evaluation. The candidate must be knowledgeable in a broad range of challenging problems involving structures, mechanisms and opto-mechanical systems. The successful candidate will be expected to present engineering designs to both internal and external audiences. This position involves working in close-knit teams and may involve travel to meetings and field sites.


  • Demonstrated experience in mechanical design and development of complex opto-mechanical or precision engineered systems that must function in harsh environments is highly desired

  • Experience in aerospace applications is preferred

  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, and require little or no supervision


    PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or MS with 5+ years of applicable experience.


    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

    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.

    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.

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