Mechanical/Cryogenic Engineer

Job description

S2 Corporation is seeking to fill an entry-level Mechanical Engineer position to support the ongoing development of our wideband spectrum analyzer systems. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a team of engineers representing multiple disciplines. This role will involve packaging design for new system builds and support of ongoing R&D efforts. As this is an entry-level position, recent graduates are encouraged to apply. 



  • Solid modeling to support contract and R&D tasks. 
  • Design component- and system-level packaging.  
  • Participate in design reviews as part of the system build process. 
  • Perform experiments, gather data and report.
  • Occasional basic electronics work (soldering, et cetera).
  • Build basic prototypes in an in-house machine shop.

Job requirements

The successful candidate will have most or all of these essential skills or abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or a related field.
  • 0-3 years of relevant industry experience, or new college graduates with exceptional lab / project experience.
  • Basic machining and/or manufacturing knowledge.
  • Use of Solidworks for mechanical designs
  • Willingness to work hands-on assembling packaging prototypes.

Desirable Skills & Abilities: 

  • Advanced manual machining skills and knowledge of CNC machining processes.
  • Experience with packaging design for vibration reduction. 

S2 Corporation’s General Employee Requirements:

  • The position includes working on U. S. Government funded projects that involve the handling of controlled unclassified information, requiring the successful candidate to have U. S. Citizenship.
  • This position may include working on defense department funded projects with security restrictions, which may require a security clearance. The successful candidate must be willing and able to apply for a security clearance.
  • The successful candidate will have to pass a preemployment drug test and background check.
  • Be able to perform physical tasks around the lab and office spaces such as sitting and standing, each for at least an hour multiple times throughout a day, and occasional lifting of items up to 50lbs.
  • Attend required organizational meetings in person or through videoconferencing.
  • Clear communication of your efforts so that others can reproduce your efforts as needed. 
  • Efficiently use word processing, spreadsheet, time reporting, procurement and other software. 
  • Ability to describe technical progress in project deliverable reports.
  • Ability to assist in writing funding proposals. 
  • Ability to interpret general guidelines and work alone for extended periods to efficiently move projects forward.
  • Ability, willingness, and availability to travel to field test events up to several times a year, which may include driving company vehicles and working extended hours outside for several days.
  • Ability to function as part of a team, that is highly collaborative, cross-functional and multi-disciplinary on multiple projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly with coworkers, through in-person conversations, email, and on line in organizational software, such as Microsoft Teams. 
  • Ability to independently learn and apply new approaches and technologies in order to find solutions to complex problems.

The priority date for receiving applications is July 1, 2020, but applications will continue to be considered after this date. S2 Corporation reserves the right to hire none, one, or several candidates for this position. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.