Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineer
Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Overview Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and
defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the
space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and
armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
We are bringing about 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and
building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility.
Defense-related engineering, program management, and related
support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet
Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced
Programs. This posting may represent one or more specific immediate
or near-term openings. Those who express an interest may be
considered for current and future positions. Aerojet Rocketdyne
seeks experienced Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineers for
our Huntsville, AL location. We are building a team to design
products such as solid rocket motors for a wide array of customers
and programs, controllable solid propulsion systems, advanced solid
rocket motor propulsion systems, advanced conceptual design to
support the RocketShop as well as supporting enterprise wide
efforts in areas such as hypersonics. This position may be filled
at the level posted or higher levels. Essential Job Functions
(Including % of Time for Each) Under limited general direction and
following established policies, the Engineer performs professional
assignments requiring complete working knowledge of application of
concepts, practices, and techniques. 60% - Perform structural
analysis for all aspects of composite structures, including
external support and mounting structure. Composite structural
analysis activities include strategic booster motor composite
cases, tactical rocket motor cases, composite armaments, composite
over-wrapped pressure vessels, and composite flight structures.
Will independently develop analysis approaches, including classical
hand sizing methods and 2D/3D finite element modeling. Working with
the product development team, participate in trade studies and the
development of component specifications. Interact with component
design, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer
support groups. Plan and execute analysis tasks with limited
general direction and work effectively within an Integrated Product
Team (IPT) environment. Work is reviewed by senior staff. Provide
mentoring to junior engineers in composite structural analysis
methods. 15% - Provide structural analysis input to address
nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production
meetings to assure that design requirements are met. Review and
approve engineering drawing and specification updates. 15% - Report
status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.
10% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis
activities. Requirements Requires Bachelor of Science degree in
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Materials
Engineering (or related discipline) plus at least nine (9) years of
directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of
education and experience). An advanced engineering degree is
- Educational coursework in Composite Design, Laminate Theory,
and Composite Materials is desired.
- Experience with analysis, design, manufacturing and test of
filament-wound composite case pressure vessels for solid rocket
motors is key to performing job requirements.
- Experience with preliminary sizing tools for filament-wound
composite pressure vessels is required.
- Experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Workbench and/or NX
NASTRAN is required.
- Familiarity with composite fiber and resin systems selection
including subscale specimen testing and data analysis is
- A strong mechanical aptitude and experience with Microsoft
Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Familiarity with solid CAD models to generate FEA models is
desired. 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/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 or stand and maintain attention to detail
despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to
25 pounds; may require occasional 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.
Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Huntsville , Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineer, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama
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