Analyzes, researches and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals or non-metallic structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and
electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling.
Specific structural engineering specialties may include
dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include ANSYS, ABAQUS, NX and a variety of software applications.
Competencies for Success :
Assess the structural integrity of rocket propulsion systems and related components using traditional closed form methods as well as finite element techniques
Plan and oversee material characterization testing of various materials used in the design of rockets
Reduce structural characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties
Prepare reports and memos documenting structural assessment activities and results
Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment / analysis results for internal review boards and external customers
Perform assessment and develop disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies
Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Safety, Thermal, Materials, Operations) to support innovative and creative design solutions that meet rocket motor requirements (technical, cost, schedule, etc.
Basic Qualifications :
A minimum of 3 years of FE analysis with an MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering - Emphasis in metal structural analysis, and solid mechanics or finite element theory
Experience in finite element theory with emphasis in structural analysis, solid mechanic, including static strength, buckling, and bolted joint analysis
Familiarity of design and modeling software (NX)
Strong and demonstrated communication, planning, project management and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications :
Computer skills including NX, ANSYS (Classic or Workbench), and ABAQUS
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