The Structural Design group is responsible for providing an optimum design solution satisfying requirements for maximum inherent safety, performance in terms of weight and durability, and minimum cost of production and ownership. The group is involved with the current Company fleet and new product development. This job is for placement in the Core team working on the Special Missions aircraft.
Essential Functions: 1. Contributes to planning, developing and coordinating of important engineering projects 2. Provides specialized technical assistance to team members 3. Uses advanced techniques and modified extension of theories to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems 4. Determines and develops own approach to solutions within schedule and cost objectives 5. Works under limited supervision; work should only be required to be reviewed for accuracy and consistency with meeting overall objectives 6. Acts as liaison with representatives outside of the assigned group/area.
Qualified candidates will have: - Thorough understanding of structures design criteria including design loads and durability (fatigue and corrosion) - Solid understanding of design and manufacturing processes involved for both metallic and composite parts with a focus on design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) - Solid understanding of 3D Model Based Definition (3D MBD), and the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for details and assemblies - Minimum 10,000 hours or 5 years experience on CATIA v5 in primary Structural Design
Preferred candidates will also have: - Proficiency in CATIA v5 workbenches: part design (machined parts), sheet metal, Fibersim, Composite Part Design (CPD), FT&A, Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tools including use of parameters, design tables, and Visual Basic macros - Proficiency in CATIA v4 - Proficiency in SmarTeam PLM database - Experience with green aircraft structural modification - Prior work experience with business aircraft design - Experience with knowledge management processes
Responsibilities include: - Develop structural definition of the aircraft by producing the form, fit, and function documentation from conceptual layouts to final detail design - Engage various engineering, manufacturing and product support teams to complete designs - Participate in design reviews - Interact with suppliers and prepare technical coordination memos - Prepare engineering reports - Document, track and manage design projects of various magnitude using online knowledgebases and tracking tools - Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior engineers
Education: Bachelors degree in engineering, a related curriculum, or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 5 yrs in the specific technical discipline or 10 yrs broad engineering experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors, or 3 yrs in the specific technical discipline with Masters, or 1 yr in the specific technical discipline with PhD