senior mechanical engineer

Fibertek, Inc. is a leading developer of laser and electro-optic systems for the aerospace community, with key contributions to lasers for atmospheric sensing, laser communications, and lidar sensors for NASA, DoD, and commercial customers.  We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our division at Herndon, Virginia! The successful candidate will be a part of a project team and provide mechanical engineering expertise to design and develop complex electro-optical systems for military and/or aerospace applications. You will join an agile small business that has a dedicated team of technology and business leaders with 35 years of success behind them. Your role will include:

  • Develop detailed CAD models, fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Perform analyses to ensure conformance with requirements.
  • Initiate and support procurement of custom and commercial components.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations.
  • Participate in design review meetings, both internal and with customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience in the design and analysis of electro-optical systems for military and/or aerospace applications.
  • Experience in the design of thermal control systems, packaging of electronics, precision mechanisms, and sealed enclosures.
  • Experience with Creo design software for the modelling of parts and assemblies and for the creation of detailed fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Experience with ANSYS simulation software for the analysis of structural and thermal behavior of components and systems (desired for the Mechanical Engineer).
  • Experience with Product Center product lifecycle management software.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to multi-task.

Why Fibertek, INC?

Fibertek is a small business with a 35-year history of leadership in delivering advanced laser-based systems and technologies to the defense and aerospace communities with an emphasis on first-of-kind systems developed for the most challenging environments. We are leaders in delivering lasers for space-based earth-sensing LIDAR for NASA (e.g., CALIPSO and ICESat-2 laser systems) and in developing advanced laser and sensor systems for LIDAR and other applications in the defense community. Fibertek has a deep portfolio of solid-state and fiber-based laser systems; has delivered multiple lidar sensors for 3D imaging, tracking and navigation; and has a rapidly growing product line in space-based laser communications across multiple mission scenarios from low-earth orbit to deep space. Fibertek fosters a progressive learning environment that values inspiration, promotes professional challenge and encourages personal growth. We offer competitive and incentivized compensation package with excellent benefits. Relocation assistance will be available.

How to Apply

Send your resume to our Human Resource department, at

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Fibertek, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered regardless of race, sex, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

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