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Aircraft Systems Engineer

We need two contract system design engineers to support our program. 

The primary task of this role will be to develop, design and qualify integrated mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical systems to enhance and improve the spaceship and carrier vehicles systems. Knowledge of the design life cycle process from requirements definition to vehicle qualification is a plus.  Competency in first order design and analysis principles and CATIA or equivalent is a must. The job will also involve reviewing the existing prototype designs and test data and identify areas for development or further testing.

  • Knowledge of air vehicle systems, systems integration, engineering design, the drawing release process and subsystems/component qualification
  • Develops and refines system level requirements for vehicle systems based on customer and implied requirements
  • Ability to evaluate flight test and component qualification data for verification and validation purposes and to identify further testing or development/re-design work
  • Reviews, updates, and compiles engineering definition of aircraft system components and assemblies based on records from the current prototype aircraft program
  • Supports review of manufacturing plans and procedures to ensure compliance with design requirements
  • Supports the creation of system test plans which will be used to verify the design intent meets requirements
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes


What you bring

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or similar discipline is required
  • 2-5 years of relevant industry experience;
  • Experience with CATIA V5 strongly preferred, or SOLIDWORKS or equivalent
  • Experience in aircraft systems design, (mechanical, pneumatic, electrical) assembly and test processes
  • Experienced design (broad based aircraft experience) with knowledge of design manufacturing tolerances for production of components using GD&T
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools (PLM software), Requirements management tools and configuration management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience with AS9100 a plus
  • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, DO-160, military (MIL-STD-810) or NASA are highly desired
  • Experience with manufacturing based ERP systems a plus
  • Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Job Number: 1710073720
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 12/11/2017
Attention: Phil Press
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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