Structural Engineer

Vehicles

Description:  As part of a unique and highly skilled team, you’ll design, develop, and test launch vehicle airframe structures. This hands-on position involves you in all aspects of design, analysis, assembly, testing and flight operations. Your passion for space means you’re committed to the necessary quality and attention to detail required to support human space flight.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Design, analysis, development and test of primary and secondary airframe structures
  • Support configuration development and trade studies
  • Develop system requirements, perform flow down, and verification
  • Create interface definition and control documents
  • Create drawings, specifications and other documentation
  • Oversee fabrication and assembly services; procure components and materials; manage vendor/subcontractor performance
  • Plan and conduct tests, and review data
  • Provide technical guidance for integration
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist other engineers
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
  • B.S. degree in engineering and at least 5 years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle structures
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Demonstrated experience on recently developed aircraft or launch vehicles in one or more of the following areas:
    • Vehicle load path distribution and first order strength assessment and sizing
    • Skin-stringer and sandwich panel fuselage design
    • Shell buckling and/or compressive failure critical structural element design
    • Material selection, compatibility and manufacturing techniques
  • Strong mechanical design and integration skills using 3-D CAD software
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance analysis (ASMEY 14.5)
  • Familiar with ASME Y14.100 and Y14.41
Desired:
  • Demonstrated expertise with any industry standard analysis codes: Nastran, Ansys, Optistruct, LS/Dyna
  • Awareness of composite design and analysis matters
  • Experience using PTC Creo and Windchill
  • Experience with rapid development techniques for hardware
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, fabrication and integration processes, and quality control
  • Experience with Optimization and DOE methods as applied to design, analysis, and testing

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