Research Engineer/Scientist


M-F; 8am-5pm (no weekends)

Research Engineer/Scientist Research Engineer/Scientist


Job Description: As a Mechanical Engineer at UPT, you will work with a multidisciplinary team of research and development engineers and support staff to design and innovate new products, redesign existing products, and perform research and testing on product concepts. This person will also use they're excellent creativity, engineering judgment and analysis skills to develop design requirements. Our mechanical engineer will be hands-on and self-motivated, with a high interest and curiosity mindset towards the latest engineering technology and rising trends to capitalize on emerging markets. You will work under the direction of our Program Manager. Occasional travel from site to site (Charlotte/Locust/future UPT sites) with some travel needed for kick-off meetings and visiting customer sites. You will be working in an office environment with hands-on Mechanical Engineering job tasks sometimes in our lab or warehouse as it relates to a project.



Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

• Education: BS with 5+ years of relevant experience

• Deep understanding of mechanical system efficiency, physics, thermodynamics

• 3+ years of professional computer aided design experience

• Experience developing and directing mechanical DOEs and translating results into optimization for production systems

• Experience designing and integrating electromechanical automation control system hardware

• Experience with 3Dprinting, rapid prototyping and production manufacturing technologies

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize changing workloads

• Proficient in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

• Strong oral & written communication and presentation skills

• Ability to self-direct and independently solve problems

• Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen


Desired Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

• Education: MS or higher in Mechanical Engineering

• Professional experience with engine testing, correlating engine simulations with physical experiments

• Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and interpreting results a plus

• Understanding of SBIR and military R&D process

• Experience developing and conducting test plans for MIL-STD level evaluation

• Experience designing coating deposition technologies and evaluating functional coating performance


Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

5+ years in an advanced engineering role

Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

UPT offers competitive wages, medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as 401K plan (waiting period must be met prior to benefits enrollment). UPT also offers life, short term and long term disability, plus many other voluntary benefits.

Picture of the Reactor in the UPT laboratory

Interested candidates:

Send resumes or applications to:

OR Apply in person:

Mon-Fr 9am-4pm,
142 Cara Court
Locust, NC 28097
office: 704-888-2470 ext. 16