Structural Analysis Engineer – Mechanical Systems


DESCRIPTION: As part of the Vehicles Group team, you will be responsible for the structural analysis of launch vehicle mechanical systems including landing gear, control surfaces, TVC, and miscellaneous hydraulic systems. This is a hands-on position that will involve all aspects of structural integrity for space vehicle mechanical systems throughout design, assembly, testing, and flight operations.
  • Participate in the entire design cycle of mechanical subsystems including conceptual design, structural layout and analysis, and structural test
  • Identification of opportunities for safety improvements and weight savings
  • Supporting configuration development and trade studies
  • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for strength checks and analysis report generation
  • Providing technical guidance and oversight for designers completing structural analysis
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule and technical status
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering 
  • 5+ years of experience with the structural analysis of mechanical systems
  • Experience with FEA analysis tools (ANSYS preferred) 
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred)
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, material selection, testing, characterization & allowables development
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Experience with fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc)
  • Familiarity with aerospace industry standard structural analysis methods (Bruhn, Marks’, Shigley)
  • Experience with mechanical systems including landing gear, control surfaces, and TVC systems.
  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting (VBA, Matlab, Python, FORTRAN, etc)
  • Experience with one or more of the following analysis codes: Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct