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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Cobham
Location: Concord
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Job Description:


Cobham SATCOM in Concord California is seeking a Mechanical Engineer at Cobham SATCOM you will design and analyze mechanical systems, equipment and packaging for our Sea Tel products.  You will conduct feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.  You will be responsible for directing support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication.


  • Generate system level design concepts to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Generate complex electromechanical assemblies and parts as needed in relatively high speed project development environment using Solidworks, PDM Standard and Simulation Professional
  • Knowledge of GD&T and tolerance analysis is must
  • Use engineering tools such as FMEA, FEA, hand calculations and simulations to design quality and reliability into the products
  • Conduct discreet validation tests
  • Author and supervise the creation of document packages and other engineering deliverables
  • Interface with other engineers and management for requirements definition if needed
  • Must adhere to and support the company’s Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) program
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in ME required and a minimum of 7 years professional experience in design field.
  • Experience in applying concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Experience in solving practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Experience in interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must demonstrate the ability to make sound independent judgment decisions
  • Experience in basic Electro/Mechanical systems and Geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for and own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; recognize, initiate projects, asks for and offers help when needed
  • Ability to multi task and provide accurate information in a fast paced setting
  • Knowledge of marine environment and satellite communication systems, a plus
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook – intermediate level required.  Knowledge of Solid Works or related CAD modelling software. Knowledge of FEA and Microsoft projects is plus
  • Composite materials experience and basic RF and machine shop experience, a plus

Cobham SATCOM's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.


Cobham SATCOM is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham SATCOM to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.


Cobham SATCOM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.  It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.






Keywords: Cobham, Concord , Mechanical Engineer, Other , Concord, California

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