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Mechanical Engineer, Huntsville, AL, US ID#16660

Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense is a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies, including distribution, kitting and the manufacturing of cable and wire harness assemblies. The CNAD manufacturing team is experienced with projects that require expertise in medium to complex integration of ground support, test, flight hardware and armament systems. CNAD is ISO9000:2000 and AS 9100 certified and can serve as a prime contractor on Department of Defense contracts or as a sub-contractor to large aerospace primes. CNAD has the unique ability to team with other Cherokee owned tribal companies or partner with other companies to accommodate large complex contract opportunities. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNAD is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. 


Perform a broad range of Mechanical Engineering functions for a variety of mechanic/Vehicle operations, materials, and methods under varying conditions and requirements.


Includes the following:

  • Assist MRAP vehicle in developing, executing, and enhancing design and construction programs.
  • Provide technical support to design and construction contract disputes, claims, and/or litigation.
  • May perform other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.


Position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and 2 years of experience. 


  • Working knowledge of standard engineering methods
  • Ability to read, interpret, and review mechanical and plumbing calculations, drawings, and specification.
  • Working knowledge of load calculations and energy analysis.
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the mechanical industry.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


This position is primarily performed in a climate-controlled office setting.

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