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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hydrocode Analysis

Company: Raytheon
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your experience in warhead and energetics analysis?

Do you have experience with CTH, ALE-3D, or LS-Dyna?

Do you enjoy working with customers, both internal and external?

If you have answered yes to these questions, the Energetics and Propulsion Department at Raytheon Missile Systems, wants to learn more about you!

This position is in the Energetics and Propulsion Department of the Mechanical Subsystems Directorate. This organization is responsible for the full spectrum of warhead, rocket motor, and all other energetic devices, including fuzing, initiation, and detonation mechanics. The need is for an Analyst/Designer of energetic components, including but not limited to Warheads, initiation trains, and transfer charges.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge and experience in:

-- Provide performance and behavior predictions of weapon systems via hydrocode analysis

-- Develop and process hydrocode models/meshes for energetics analysis

-- Provide technical reviews of analyses

-- Determine mitigation solutions for any issues identified via hydrocode analysis

-- Frequently interface with the Customer to identify user needs

-- Demonstrate ability to scope problems and work towards technical solutions in both team and self-driven environments in order to deliver value added results from fast paced hydrocode analyses

-- Assist with knowledge capture and retention to train future hydrocode analysts

Key Responsibilities (essential functions):

-- Develop initial analysis models and update/re-run existing models.

-- Analyze and evaluate warhead/propulsion systems

-- Develop Analysis Reports/Presentations

-- Support fact-finding and contract negotiations

-- Test data reduction

-- Generate warhead performance data files for use in performance assessments and requirements compliance

-- Ensure technical rigor and depth of all deliverables

Required Skills and Experience:

ALE3D Simulation Modeling/Analysis for Detonation Physics Munitions applications Linux Cluster Administration.

Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in industry standard hydrocode analysis tools. Must have demonstrated knowledge of:

-- Lagrangian or Eulerean Hydrocodes

-- High strain rate sensitivity of material behavior and viscoplasticity

-- Engineering Technical Writing and Analysis

-- Schedule Estimation

-- Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point & Project) Experience

-- Experience working on Linux OS

-- Must be willing to travel to suppliers and government facilities when necessary

-- Must currently have or be able to obtain a DoD issued Secret security clearance

-- U. S. Citizenship is required

Education Requirement, including major:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Aerospace Chemical, Material Science Engineering, or Applied Physics

Desired Experience and Skills:

-- 10 years of directly related experience with industry standard hydrocode analysis tools

-- Project engineering skills and experience using Earned Value Management System

-- Knowledge of ProENGINEER modeling tool

-- Demonstrated knowledge and application of Initiation and Firing Train Design, Analysis and testing,

-- Energetic Subsystem Integration and Advanced Technologies (EFP, Shape Charges, Blast Fragmentation Design, etc.)

-- Matlab Programming, additional coding experience

-- Experience in the technical management of subcontracts on Government programs

-- An advanced engineering or applied physics degree


  • Currently have or be able to obtain a DoD issued Top Secret security clearance


    This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

    140447Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Raytheon, Huntsville , Principal Mechanical Engineer - Hydrocode Analysis, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama

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