Virginia STEM Jobs: Qore Performance® is hiring a Mechanical Engineer

Virginia STEM Jobs: Qore Performance® is hiring a Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Do you put things together without using instructions? Are mechanical systems intuitive to you? Do your friends and family get frustrated and jealous by watching you assemble an entire Ikea room purchase without ever looking at the directions? Do you have a "get it done" personality? Was Thermodynamics one of your favorite courses? Do you have an interest in Materials Science? Do you love things like woodworking, metal shop, welding, auto shop, etc.? Do you have exceptional spacial reasoning and always find yourself being able to "see the solution" in your head in 3D? Do you geek out to CAD software? Do you have experience with mechanical thermoregulation systems?

Mechanical Engineer is a mission-critical position reporting directly to the CEO as part of the Design organization. The position also works closely with the CFO and the Operations Team to move products from design to production. The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with our Industrial Designer(s) to bring our new product visions to life and getting them production ready. We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to spin-up a new project and then lead the new team that will develop this new project into a new line and new capabilities. This project is foundational to the future strategy of our company, making this opportunity a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be in the driver's seat of a seminal effort that will have outsized impact on both our company and the market for a long time to come. 

This role is more important than ever as we are a vertically integrated company. We invent, design, engineer, manufacture, brand, market, sell, distribute, and fulfill every product we make, all in-house. We’re looking for someone committed to seeing their work realized everyday in pursuit of supporting our customers across all branches of the US Military, Constitutional Law Enforcement, EDC/Travel and America's finest enterprises to improve and save lives. If this sounds too good to be true to you, then we want to hear from you.

Mechanical Engineer responsibilities:

A. Design/Specification/Prototyping - identify optimal engineering solutions for the project, spec, source, procure, prototype, iterate through to production. Assist Production with tooling design and sourcing as needed. Work with Lead Industrial Designer to ensure on-brand aesthetic

B. Tooling - design, source, implement

C. Testing/Validation for all new product concepts, prototypes (hard data, quantifiable)

Required proficiency:

  • CAD (we use Fusion360)
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing
  • Injection molding
  • Blow molding
  • Thermoregulation systems (refrigeration, insulation, conduction, etc.)
  • Tooling design

Familiarity strongly preferred:

  • welding (RF, Ultrasonic)
  • woodworking
  • CNC machining
  • power systems
  • refrigeration
  • thermodynamics
  • adhesives
  • materials 
  • backpacking
  • shooting/firearms experience
  • Military, Law Enforcement, First Responder background/experience

How we will measure success: iterative process with CEO, Industrial Designer; project handoff to Production, ability to internalize and engineer "on brand" and ability to internalize end-user empathy 

Do you see things on this list that suck? Think you have a better way? We DEFINITELY want to hear from you.

Big advantage if you have a background in any of the following:
Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighter (Urban or Wildland), First Responder/EMT, SAR/CSAR, Backpacking/Hiking, Mountaineering/Climbing, Outdoors, Travel, Food Service, Consumer Electronics, Crossfit, Running/Marathons, Combative's/D-TAC

Click here to learn more about our recruiting process and working at Qore Performance®.


  • All candidates must have the legal ability to work in the USA without sponsorship
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to perform physical tasks required of the job

    Work location: Qore Performance® Headquarters in Sterling, VA

    Please submit a condensed resume (click here for guidance) and an expression of interest for review. Work location: Sterling, VA. All candidates must have the legal ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.


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