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Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Ship Design Team

AMERICAN SYSTEMS | Washington DC 20001 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/08/2021

Job Descriptiontop

WANTED: An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Simulation and Systems team with demonstrated experience in marine specific fields such as auxiliary systems, propulsion systems, fluids and hydraulics.
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will:

  • Work within the Simulation & Services Division team and provide marine engineering expertise
  • Join a well-established team that gives you the opportunity to grow
  • Maintain your secret clearance
  • Receive robust benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership Plan! (ESOP)
  • Be a part of an empowered accountability culture where each employee-owner has a meaningful stake in the future success and growth of the company

A week in the life of a Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • Lead in the design, development, and evaluation and operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.
  • Review third party design modifications and improvements to mechanical systems
  • Perform design reviews, evaluations constructability reviews, helping resolve technical uses and managing information generated through design and construction phase
  • Lead marine engineering analysis related to vessels
  • Help team to create graphical representations of structures
  • Inspect equipment or systems
  • Research advanced engineering designs or applications
  • Support in preparation of technical reports for internal use

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Our employee-owners are encouraged to make a difference, implement new ideas in a collaborative environment, and focus on mission critical success. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence every day. Join us!

AWARDED “BEST OF THE BEST” by U.S. Veterans Magazine, "BEST FOR VETS" by Military Times, and “TOP 10 MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER” by We are an official Virginia Values Veterans certified company.



Job Requirementstop


  • MA or MS Degree
  • 10 – 12 years’ experience in marine specific fields such as auxiliary systems, propulsion systems, fluids and hydraulics. 
  • Ability to perform as team lead, and perform functional duties independently


  • Minimum of at least one (1) year demonstrated experience with shipbuilding 
  • Minimum of at least one (1) year demonstrated experience supporting a major system acquisition program (DHS/USCG Level I, DoD ACAT I or equivalent)
  • Be proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Share Point and MS Outlook other software/tools provided on the Coast Guard Standard Workstation

Job Detailstop

Location Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Secret

Location Maptop

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Job Code 18866