Mechanical Engineer (Entry-level)- Topeka, KS

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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team of diverse, qualified individuals. The Mechanical Engineer works at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Central Repair Facility (CRF) in Topeka, KS. The CRF is a depot repair facility for USPS mail processing, delivery, and bulk mail systems repairable parts. Examples: repairing printed circuit boards, electrical, electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies to component level. The CRF provides depot level maintenance for essential automation, mechanization, retail and bulk mail processing systems used in all mail processing and retail installations.


Our Mechanical Engineer performs a variety of engineering research and/or product development in a mechanical engineering discipline. Ability to use advanced theory, mathematical, scientific, or engineering principles to solve problems, conduct testing, prepare documentation, create applications, or devices in the completion of their work. Assist in design and development of systems, testing, and validation of solutions for repairable items. Specific tasks include:

  • Assists with implementation of test plans, associated specifications, and engineering change processes based on system / engineering requirements
  • Assists in design, development, and modification of systems, end items, machines, and associated test plans
  • Provides initial technical support in assessments of determining repairable item status based on system requirements
  • Supports design and/or fabrication of electrical, mechanical, or electronic systems, assemblies, and sub-assemblies
  • Contributes to the completion of assign technical tasks for the organization and provides customer support in the engineering discipline
  • Ability to work in a team environment. Assists in reviewing procedures to ensure that the test and repair process is complete
  • Reviews and evaluates failure data received from field locations, and offers recommendations for resolutions
  • Provides technical solutions to a board spectrum of difficult problems
  • Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives
  • Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals in the section or group
  • Some contact outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts
  • Supports briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal or external representatives concerning specifics to operations
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field and 0-2 years' of experience.
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.
  • Understanding of thermal, hydraulic, or heat transfer systems, gear ratios, material compositions, load testing, mechanical and motor assemblies, variable frequency drives, and hydraulic and pneumatic devices.
  • Familiar with AutoCad and Cad type software.

  • Knowledge in aspects of design, development, and research.

  • Communicate effectively; both written and oral.

  • Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • General knowledge of other related disciplines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3D printing / Dimensioning.
  • Experience with Motor Design.
  • Familiar with Electromechanical control theory and systems.
  • Familiar with 3D modeling (ProE, Mentor Graphics or similar development system).
  • Familiar with System and test engineering methodology.
  • Familiar with fabrication, material composition, machining.
  • Basic Electrical AC/DC theory.
  • Completed EIT.
  • PE license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

  • Physical activity may include reaching, walking, grasping, feeling, and talking, hearing and repetitive motion.

  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures.


Target Salary Range

$51,000 - $82,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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