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Actalent Mechanical Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design, test, and validation of gun components, mechanisms, mounts and/ or manufactuyring tooling.

Overview Summary:

  • A Mechanical Engineer will participate in a wide array of activities supporting Research & Development, and Design & Development efforts. The ideal candidate should be a creative-minded individual with an interest in problem solving, and possess a good functional understanding of statics, strength of materials concepts, and the design/implementation of basic mechanical systems.

  • A Mechanical Engineer may be involved in any/all stages of product life cycle, from inception through retirement, including testing and analysis activities, physical assembly/prototyping, production support, and technical support for currently fielded designs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Application of engineering principles for the design and development of new parts and products, as well as improvement and or modification of existing parts and products

• Performance of R&D activities for concept exploration and to identify feasibility of new products, and further determine whether those products fit within the capabilities and competencies of the company

• Create, or assist in the creation of, specification documents for parts, products, or systems

• Execution of Design and Development projects in accordance with ISO quality procedure

• Establish and carry out Verification and Validation plans, activities, and/or test activities to ensure design success and suitability

• Coordinate, carry out, and/or participate in design review activities

• Prepare and complete documentation of reports and summaries for test activities, verification and validation activities, design reviews and other critical Design and Development events as they are carried out

• Creation of complete and thorough technical data packages of parts and assemblies to include Engineering/Manufacturing Drawings, Bill of Material documentation, documentation of manufacturing and assembly processes, and/or work instructions

• Coordinate and track the production of prototype parts/assemblies for testing, evaluation, and first article inspection activities

• Assess and survey of equipment and various platforms in the field to determine project feasibility

• Assess and review externally supplied technical data in the determination of project feasibility

• Participation in, and support of system integration activities and exercises in the field

• Interface with other departments (internal), as well as customers and vendors (external) to provide information for technical requests or questions

• Participate in the resolutions/dispositions, root-cause analyses and corrective actions of Quality issues that are technical in nature, including but not limited to:



Design for manufacturing


MIL Standards

ISO 9001

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Must not be: prohibited from handling or working in proximity to firearms based on laws and regulations outlined and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (BTAFE), or outlined in the Gun Control Act (GCA 1968), or outlined in the National Firearms Act (NFA 1934), or a “prohibited possessor” as outlined by Arizona State Statute (ARS 13-3101)

• Must be comfortable working around firearms

• Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or other similar Engineering Field

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

• 8+ years of experience as an engineer in military and defense related industry or fields

• Demonstrable proficiency, and 5+ years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD software

• Demonstrable proficiency and experience with SolidWorks EPDM (product data management) software

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com (%20actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com) for other accommodation options.