Mechanical Engineer

  • Engineering
  • JACKSON, United States

Mechanical Engineer

Job description


Mechanical Engineer (R&D) – Beginning to Mid Level


SeaLandAire provides engineering services for data collection applications in difficult environments. We design, develop, and build products tailored to help our customers collect information from any environment, focusing on sensor systems and small unmanned vehicles. The job is fast paced. You will be working with top engineers, customers and support people. Our passion for our work is evident in everything that leaves our doors.


A Mechanical Engineer performs duties in planning, designing, building and testing products and other mechanically functioning equipment. The position is responsible for organizing highly complex activities in the design, development, implementation, test and maintenance of engineering projects.


To succeed in this role, you should have excellent attention to detail, design and analysis skills, and be able to work within a team.


Essential Functions

  • Researches, designs, analyses, builds and evaluates mechanical products, equipment, and systems to meet requirements.
  • Specifies system components or directs modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Recommends design modifications to eliminate product or system malfunctions.
  • Develops and tests models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects and necessity of modification.
  • Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Writes performance requirements and test procedures for product development or engineering projects.
  • Provide input to written test reports and progress reports.
  • Estimate material costs, production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Interface with customers.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer generated reports. Assists drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD).


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Mathematics
  • Coordination
  • Time management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Verbal and written communication Proficiency
  • Customer/Client interface
  • Discretion


Other Interests

  • Scripting languages (Python)
  • Batteries & battery chemistries
  • Unmanned vehicles
  • Marine environments
  • Small engines
  • Propulsion systems
  • Naval architecture and marine engineering
  • Composite systems design


Since a majority of SeaLandAire's business is funded by the US Department of Defense, applicants must be a "US Person" (US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident).


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 0-15 years’ experience in design engineering preferably in an R&D environment.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position may have some supervisory responsibilities.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are somewhat flexible and some late evenings may be required.



Some travel is expected for field testing, vendor selections, and customer interface.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear (sometimes in a noisy environment), sit, stand, walk, climb (occasionally), and do repetitive movements with hands.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all job duties performed by persons in the position.


Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change.