Calspan Corporation

Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
Job ID


Calspan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system.  We are an engineering products based company with excellent prototype and low-rate production machining capability. We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a well established and growing organization that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan we encourage you to apply. 


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience.

  • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Partner with Sr. Engineer to approve the design and stress analysis for assigned projects and provides assistance and guidance to engineers, designers and drafters
  • Design mechanical and electromechanical systems to meet task requirements
  • Partners with lead engineer on projects for larger programs and assume technical lead responsibility for small to medium tasks


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline;
  • Industry experience preferred 
  • A combination of education and experience 

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Working knowledge of mechanical design techniques, drawing checking, drafting standards, and geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Previous exposure to machining and fabrication processes, interaction with shop personnel, and familiarity with manufacturing techniques are required
  • Familiar with selecting materials, fasteners, and components necessary to satisfy model requirements
  • Checks drawings to assure correctness and completeness
  • Conducts support tests such as calibrations, load tests, and operational readiness demonstrations
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize workload
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • May be required to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be PC literate and have a working knowledge of CAD systems (NX preferred)


Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.



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