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Mechanical Computer Aided Design MCAD Lead

Huntsville, AL, United States

Posted on
Oct 30, 2020

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Description: The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

Defending against modern day missile threats requires constant teamwork and innovation. That’s why we’re able to integrate systems from end to end so you can detect, control and engage the full spectrum of missile threats across every domain. We are investing in disruptive technology like directed energy, space-based capabilities and solid state-radar. To build layers of defense that help keep us all safe.

Shooting a missile down with a missile was once a concept only dreamed up in science fiction novels. We’ve made it scientific fact!

So what does it take to spot an enemy missile launch, identify its intended target, calculate its exact trajectory, launch an interceptor and guide it to destroy the threat in mid-air? All in a matter of seconds? It’s not easy – but at Lockheed Martin, we help customers tackle the world’s most complex challenges. Our culture supports employees to dream big, perform with perfection and build incredible products. We provide the resources, encouragement and focus and if you have the passion and courage, we want to build a better tomorrow with you!

Lockheed Martin Space is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) lead for the Homeland Missile Defense Program. In this role, you will provide technical expertise for MCAD deployment, sustainment, and problem resolution while ensuring that preferred engineering tools, standards, and modeling methodologies are applied. You will interface regularly with management and engineers within the Mechanical Design organization and work closely with several other organizations and internal customers.

The MCAD Lead's primary responsibility is to drive efficiency throughout the program lifecycle with primary focus on enabling the MCAD user community through the efficient use of enterprise tools and standards. A boots-on-the-ground team member that ensures outstanding modeling performance while adhering to CAD standards and driving commonality. The successful candidate must exhibit proactive attributes and demonstrate a strong aptitude for critical thinking and efficiency.


- First-stop resource for designers/engineers encountering issues with MCAD tools

- Raise critical issues and communicate action plan to management

- Supervise model performance and associated visualization needs

- Interface and collaborate with MCAD Solutions team on tactical and critical initiatives

- Coordinate with various fields (e.g. Design, Analysis, Manufacturing, Checking, Configuration Management, etc.) to ensure efficient design processes are in place and being used

- Collaborate with users external to the program (i.e. customers, subcontractor, etc.) as applicable to ensure MCAD work meets program/project needs

- Champion MCAD standard methodologies

- Support real-time review and resolution of MCAD modeling issues and interferences

- Represent the program on central MCAD Lead forum and vote on MCAD related decisions/changes

- Maintain knowledge of Digital Transformation activities and look for opportunities to implement digital processes on the programs/projects

Position is contingent upon program award expected in Winter 2020

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin cultivates an inclusive work environment that inspires differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

- Medical

- Dental

- 401k

- Paid time off

- Work/life balance

- Career development

- Mentorship opportunities

- Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package.

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package.

Basic Qualifications:

• Highly proficient with Creo Parametric

• Experience with Creo View, EPDM (PTC Windchill), and configuration control processes

• Experience assisting other CAD users with issue resolutions

• Understanding of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals including structures, mechanisms, and materials

• Experience with concept development, design, review, manufacture, test, and integration

• Ability to obtain a secret security clearance; US citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

• Experience with model-based definition (Data Set Rating 6)

• Experience with dual EPDM systems and data transfer processes

• Experience with MCAD automation techniques (Pro/Toolkit, C , VB.NET)

• Ability to develop, document, and deploy MCAD practices

• Design Verification/Checking experience

• Knowledge of manufacturing processes and documentation, including SAP, Q-notes, test procedures, etc.

• Knowledgeable in mechanical design and hardware integration as it applies to missiles

• Experience developing or maintaining sites and other informational resources using Microsoft SharePoint, Confluence, or similar tools

• Demonstrated ability to work within multidisciplinary product teams

• Demonstrated commitment to process improvement

• Ability to organize, motivate, and lead technical personnel

• Familiar with CPE functions

• Familiar with earned value (CAM) principles

• Excellent communication skills

• Active Secret Security Clearance.



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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