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Composite Design Engineer (CA)

Composite Design Engineer
Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 6+ months
Rate: Open, DOE

The Composite Design Engineer will design, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment, and will have significant vertical responsibility. The work will span preliminary design, part and assembly design, system design, manufacturing support, and flight test engineering support. Typically, this work includes design and manufacture of the wing, fuselage, empennage, control surface structures, and their integration into the overall vehicle.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Conceptual design, structural layout, sizing, and detail design
• Generation of fabrication and assembly work instructions
• Stress analysis using classical methods
• Laminate analysis and sizing
• Hands-on manufacturing and assembly support
• Supporting ground and flight test planning, test execution, and aircraft modifications
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects

• Foundation knowledge of aircraft load paths and structural sizing
• An expert understanding of the theory and practical application of composite structures and their application to aircraft
• A strong understanding of composite manufacturing and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Proficiency in 3D Computer Aided Design
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline or substantial equivalent experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• Proficiency in FEMAP or other finite element analysis software
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience or other hands-on design or build experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

Essential job functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

The Structures Company, LLC is an AA/EOE
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Rate: Open
Per Diem: yes
Overtime: yes
Duration: 6 mo +
Start Date: asap
Input Date: 12/20/2017
Attention: Mark Sharp
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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