9 months ago
Senior Engineer, Structures and Dynamics / Shock and Vibration
Location : US-CA-Canoga Park
Job ID : 13836
Zip : 91304
Category : Engineering - Other
Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites.
We are seeking a Senior Structures and Dynamics Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area). This is an excellent opportunity to join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies. In this role, you will perform structural dynamics and structural analyses as part of a team to provide design guidance and verify product designs meet structural and performance requirements.
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
60% - Perform high frequency data analysis on measured dynamic response data from engine operation and shock/vibration testing. Develop dynamic environment requirements for specifications and analyses. Perform static and structural dynamic analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models developed using Nastran. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide assessment of the products ability to satisfy internal structural requirements as well as those flowed by the customer.
20% - Report status and results of analysis tasks at team meetings, design and program reviews.
20% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline and five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Master's degree desired, PhD a plus. Solid academic track record expected. Familiarity performing high frequency data analysis and supporting system and component testing desired. Coursework and experience in performing static and dynamic structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification desired. Experience using finite element analysis tools such as Nastran preferred. Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.
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