• Sr. Mechanical Designer

    Job Locations US-GA-Duluth
    Job ID 2018-1379
  • Overview

    DataPath Inc. is a global leader in remote satellite-based communications solutions that solve our customers’ toughest communications challenges in urgent time frames and under extreme conditions.  We specialize in enabling complex communication networks that are critical to the operations of the Department of Defense, Civilian Government and commercial markets.


    Create moderate to complex machine design models and drawings from rough drawings, sketches or notes provided by engineers. Prepare sketches or complete detail and layout drawings from verbal or written instructions for complex products or equipment. Transforms initial rough product designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools into working documents. Reviews engineering drawing and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Individual contributor working under direction of technical leadership with a wide degree of creativity and self-direction expected.
    • Understanding of the construction and use of indented Bill of Material (BOM)and their relationship to upper level assembly drawings.
    • Working knowledge of RF waveguide and waveguide assemblies preferred.
    • Input CAD models, drawings, and BOM’s into SolidWorks® Enterprise Product Data Management (SEPDM) system, and other DataPath business systems.
    • Improve depth of product domain knowledge.
    • Plan, analyze, design, test and document hardware of moderate complexity under the guidance of an engineer.
    • Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by studying customer requirements, industry and military standards (ANSI, ISO, ASME, IEEE, MIL-STD, etc.); utilizing internal processes and tools, and soliciting vendor information.
    • Make decisions that may have an impact on cost, schedule, technical performance, and customer satisfaction.
    • Contribute to engineering estimates on hardware designs.
    • Utilizes company CAD tools and SolidWorks® EPDM software to create and store CAD models, engineering drawings, BOM’s, and vendor data sheets.
    • May collaborates on, and help to write, Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Reports, CDRL/SDRL deliverables, and other technical documentation.
    • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
    • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests from internal and external stakeholders.
    • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
    • Protects company IP and technical data from unauthorized disclosure; complies with ITAR regulations.
    • Supports new product proposals as required.


    Education and Experience

    • Technical Associate degree in a related area, and six to eight years of related experience; or in the absence of an Associate degree, eight to ten years of related experience.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Five or more years of SolidWorks® experience. Must have current experience and knowledge of SolidWorks® 2015 or newer for weldments, sheet metal and machine parts.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office® programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
    • Demonstrated experience in designing machined and fabricated assemblies, including knowledge of machining practice and fabrication techniques (welding, forming, etc.) for a variety of materials.

    Job Skills and Attributes

    • Cooperation – Recognizes that individual goals contribute toward accomplishing team outcomes.
    • Customer Service Orientation – Able to interact with the customers and empathize with customer needs or issues.
    • Dependability – Demonstrates the ability to work in a cross functional team and provide support as required.
    • Drive – Exerts energy and enthusiasm to meet project deadlines.
    • Judgment – Appreciates the importance of basing decisions on factual information and sound logic. Able to make quick and well-informed decisions, even under high pressure situations. Uses discernment in determining when, and at what level, to elevate issues. Ensure work meets high ethical standards.
    • Attention to Detail – Ensure work conforms to internal policies and procedures.
    • Relationships – Displays sensitivity and awareness of how his/her actions affect customers and coworkers.
    • Strategic Thinking – Has a firm understanding of the organization’s competitive strengths and weaknesses.
    • Time Management – Manages time wisely and able to prioritize activities and achieve project deadlines.
    • Safety – Maintain a safe work environment.
    • Organization – Well organized in ability to work on and maintain status on several projects.


    DataPath is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled Company


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  DataPath is committed to building a diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers. 

    EEOC Statement

    EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability


    DataPath is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We comply with the laws set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity in The Law poster.


    DataPath is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website to apply for a position, please contact us at HRTA@Datapath.com We evaluate requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


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