Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineer
Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Posted on: July 14, 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 modelling. 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 desired.
- 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. 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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