Simsbury, CT

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBAD products and capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. 

EBAD seeks an experienced and motivated engineer for the position Mechanical Engineer - Electronics Packaging, reporting to the Manager, Electrical Systems Product Development.

The Electronics Packaging Engineer has primary responsibility for the mechanical design, analysis and manufacturing of space & defense hardware. This would include printed circuit card assemblies, electrical connectors, mechanical enclosures, and explosive devices.

The candidate will be responsible for the following items:

  • Design of electronic assemblies containing flex, rigi-flex, and rigid printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs)

  • Printed circuit board integration into mechanical enclosures

  • Electrical connector selection

  • Hermetic electronics enclosure design

  • Design for manufacturing with a focus on electronic assemblies

  • Design for harsh environments survivability (wide temperature range, high-g, high vibration)

  • 3D solid modeling of mechanical enclosures (Solidworks) and electronics assemblies (Altium Designer®)

  • Performing mechanical analysis including structural, thermal, and vibration

  • Tolerance studies

  • Rapid prototyping & interface with suppliers  

  • Creation of models, drawings, design review content


The successful candidate must have a BS/MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 6+ years of experience.

Required experience includes:

  • 3+ years of experience with electronics enclosures
    Requirements compliance assessment

  • Familiarity circuit boards including with surface mount technology

  • 3D CAD packages, specifically SolidWorks

  • Environmental testing

  • Possess a strong knowledge of material properties used in electronic packaging Product Configuration Change management

  • Proposal Cost Estimation

  • Electronics manufacturing

The Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.