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Senior Mechanical Engineer at Marotta Controls, Inc.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Marotta Controls, Inc. Parsippany, NJ Full-Time

Come grow with Marotta! One of NJs fastest growing technology companies and named a New Jersey Top Workplace for 2022 you will have room to grow and be a part of an exciting engineering team, all within a warm and welcoming environment. With compressed work week and work schedule options, Marotta values their employees.

We specialize in the design, development, and production of precision control components and systems. Founded in 1943, Marotta has been at the forefront of Aerospace & Defense milestones for over 75 years from breaking the sound barrier on the Bell X-1 and landing the first man on the moon to playing a critical role on todays advanced U.S Navy platforms as well as the emerging commercial Space industry.

Our products and expertise range from high performance valves to complete sub-systems that integrate electronic controls, actuators, and power conversion systems. We have received over 200 patents for our technologies and support the most demanding applications found on military aircraft, tactical systems, submarines, surface ships, satellites and space launch vehicles. Our teams have repeatedly been recognized for outstanding performance by some of the most prestigious organizations in the world including The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, NASA & Northrop Grumman.

We offer a highly competitive compensation package for this outstanding position plus a quarterly bonus along with a full range of top quality benefits and employee services including: medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability income insurance programs, 401k retirement plans with company match, generous tuition aid program, paid vacation, personal days, paid holidays and flexible work hours with compressed work week options. We recognize and reward our employee's accomplishments and host several employee engagement events per quarter.

Senior Engineer, Mechanical - Space Systems


The Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Design Engineering group within the Aerospace System Engineering department working on designing new pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical products for various Aerospace customers/platforms, including, but not limited to, reusable commercial launch vehicles, deep space missions, military aircrafts, and hypersonic missiles.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for work product to meet the customer's requirements (including all design, functional, material, and test requirements from the customer's component and sub-tier specifications) as well as the cost targets established during the proposal stage. The Sr. Engineer shall enlist the help of other disciplines when necessary, such as manufacturing, other engineering disciplines, and QA.

This role is responsible for assigned engineering activities, either of a development or sales order nature, including definition, plans, analysis, test definition and review, results, manufacturing coordination, schedules, budgets and reporting. This description covers mechanical design engineers.

Essential or Primary / Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and assess compliance with the customer's component specifications and sub-level specifications.

  • Coordinate with other disciplines outside engineering as required.

  • Record in writing, and distribute to the Contracts Administrator and Program Manager, for transmission to the customer, when applicable.

  • Perform or oversee the design and performance of the product design components or major assemblies or system in accordance with the customer requirements, including the following duties; :

  • Design of electronics mechanical packaging for high-reliability environments.

  • Design analysis, including control system, component stress, thermal and component tolerance analysis, thermal and mechanical stress, as applicable

  • Coordinate the creation of a preliminary bill of material in the business system and verifying its accuracy.

  • Create development testing requirements, development test instructions, and release of drawings for development hardware and supporting test equipment.

  • Provide detailed requirement outlines to Documentation Control for creation of the following:

  • Test Procedures (DVT, ATP, QTP)

  • Verification Matrix to the specifications

  • Materials list

  • Analysis Reports

  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of customer-driven changes, with written notification to Contracts Administrator or Program Manager, including program impact assessment.

  • Provide engineering support (analysis/design/specifications) of the other departments/subcontractors/suppliers working on the program.

  • Provide technical and priority direction to designers/drafters.

  • Ensure accuracy of all drawings/documents on the project, except purely drafting technique issues. This includes tolerance stack-ups.

  • Take responsibility for NCR activities as well as MRB authority to disposition discrepant hardware (Following QA Training).

  • Determine and prepare PDR/CDR technical and technical schedule items.

  • Assist the Engineering Manager / Director, or Program Manager in determining the needed resources and priorities for a project.

  • Meet drawing release dates.

  • Provide coordination, technical inputs, and approvals of CDRL items to Documentation Control consistent with their dates.

  • Provide coordination, test instructions, and drawings for development testing to Engineering Lab technician(s) consistent with program schedule.

  • Communicate technical and schedule problems to Engineering Manager / Director, Contracts Administrator, and Program Manager in a timely manner, when applicable.

  • Perform or coordinate all analyses, both design level, and customer-required.

  • Chair internal reviews of the design, and any subsequent changes to the drawings.

  • Coordinate and incorporate customer/other disciplines comments to drawings in a timely and tactful manner.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering

  • 5-10 years relevant work experience in a high technology, electro-mechanical, environment in the Aerospace and Military industries and can be considered a subject matter expert in an area related to these products and technologies

  • Familiarity with government contractual procurement procedures, standards and quality requirements

  • Exemplary verbal/written communication skills required for multi-faceted interactions with all levels of personnel within the organization, as well as any and all outside agents, including but not limited to; vendors, suppliers, customers, potential job candidates, etc.

  • Highly computer literate, with MS Office/PC expertise, and demonstrated experience with applicable systems, programs, equipment, etc.

  • Expert knowledge of fluid controls, control systems, structural or thermal analysis and/or software related to these products

  • Considerable experience in the best practices of development, production, and maintenance/continuation of these products, systems, or software code.

  • Must be a US Citizen

Additional Duties:

  • Bring initiatives and activities to closure in a timely manner through effective interaction with individuals, both internal and external to the Marotta organization (as required).

  • Support and facilitate training, as needed, to maintain a cross-trained workforce and to support operational goals and objectives

  • Abide by all safety, quality, housekeeping and company policies/procedures to ensure compliance to all regulatory and internal system requirements.

  • Promote and foster a positive and cooperative work environment through effective communication at all levels internal and external to the organization

  • Lead and actively participate in team meetings, improvement initiatives/programs, etc. to provide constructive recommendations and initiate actions to support company initiatives/goals

  • Consistently demonstrate commitment to company values

  • Keep management informed of area activities and of any significant problems

  • Assume responsibility for related duties as required or assigned

  • Ensure that work area and work areas of direct reports are clean, secure, and well maintained

  • Complete special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to conditions typical of a manufacturing/machine shop environment, including, but not limited to: fluids, fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, noise and vibration

  • This job interacts both in a professional office environment and a manufacturing/machine shop environment. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines, as well as environments inclusive of the appropriate eye, hearing and foot protection (as required).

  • Local and non-local travel is required for this position (5-20%)

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and to use hands to finger, handle or feel

  • The employee is frequently required to sit at length, stand, walk, and move about the facility.

  • The employee may be required to lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds

This position is at our Parsippany, NJ office location.

Many of our contracts require proof that you are a U.S. citizen and/or that an export license has been obtained for employees who are citizens of certain countries. Your employment, both initially and continually thereafter, is conditioned on production of such proof of citizenship and/or any export license that may be required to comply with any and all applicable laws, regulations, or executive orders, or required by Federal, State, or local government contracts.

If you are looking to grow or accelerate your career and be part of a best in class organization while enjoying a work-life balance, please visit our website at to learn more about us and to apply. Check out all our openings at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Mechanical Engineer a Federal Contractor, Marotta is required to have all employees vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for a religious or medical exemption.

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer M/F/IWD/Veterans


No agencies, please.

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