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Mechanical Systems Engineer

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In the role as a Mechanical Systems Engineer you will provide program support and technical leadership over requirements development / definition, requirements verification, technical subcontract management, technical trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, detailed design, development, and analysis tasks on complex mechanical hardware including precision space structures and mechanisms in a program team environment. Candidate must have strong proficiency in 3D modeling, design for manufacturing, and ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.

• Lead internal trade studies to identify third party space qualified stepper motors and gimbals to meet technical program requirements
• Develop subcontractor technical requirements specifications and statements of work for qualification and flight spacecraft motors and gimbal assemblies
• Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for complex mechanical sub system.
• Leverage high reliability, flight-proven, heritage design concepts in order to produce high quality designs within an aggressive timeline
• Interface with outside suppliers/customers and other engineering disciplines to drive designs to closure (Structural, Thermal, Electrical, Manufacturing, Performance, Quality, Configuration Management)
• Present technical details at program reviews to customers, independent reviewers, and internal senior leaders
• Generate product architecture models with minimal guidance by leveraging heritage system models and top-down modeling techniques
• Develop, perform and/or oversee testing to show proof-of-concept and/or qualification of spacecraft mechanism designs (including stepper motor and gimbal assemblies)
• Support production operations with design of tooling, test equipment, and shop aids
• Provide regular status updates to Program Management and Project Engineers on cost and schedule performance

• Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
• A minimum of 5 years supporting spacecraft mechanisms / electromechanical design
• Demonstrable professional experience and expertise with the design and manufacture of spaceborne stepper motors and gimbals
• Experience with requirements derivation and tracking using DOORs (or equivalent) including requirements verification traceability matrix (RVTM).
• Prior experience with development of spaceflight qualification test plans and oversight of spaceflight qualification test campaigns
• Experience in design of space-based mechanical structures and mechanisms design, along with engineering drawing development


Preferred Additional Skills:
• Experience interfacing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end customers) on resolving in-depth technical issues during the development and sell-off of space hardware
• Strong proficiency in design and 3D modeling of solids, surfaces, and assemblies (Creo, NX, Catia, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor)
• Strong proficiency in creation of 2D engineering drawings – geometrical dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5 standards
• Familiarity with structural analysis (FEA) of parts/assemblies
• Professional experience related to the design and manufacture of spaceborne hardware
• Experience in leading engineering teams from conceptual through detailed design phases.
• Experience building hardware in a high reliability environment, working with technicians
• Experience interfacing with machinist and designing parts for ease of manufacturing processes
• Strong familiarity with component level, sub-assembly level, and assembly level product testing.
• Proficiency with root cause corrective action (RCCA) tools (e.g. 5 why, fishbone)
• Proficiency with risk management and mitigation tools such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
• Experience serving on a Material Review Board (MRB) – evaluate and disposition non-conforming hardware. Development of rework and structural repair procedures.
• Capable of serving as a design lead, integrated product team lead (IPTL), and/or Chief Engineer. Leading and supporting program design reviews (PDR, CDR).
• Familiarity with ISO 9000/AS-9100 Quality Management Systems.
• Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and Six Sigma fundamentals.
• Proficiency with fundamentals of project management (e.g. budget, schedule, technical execution, risk management). Strong proficiency in MS project scheduling.
• Proficiency working with a product data manager (PDM) software, and familiarity with configuration management best practices.
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Please send resumes to Becky Norman at Phone number 469-785-4744.

Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 58917
Job Location: Palm Bay, FL
Rate: DOE
Per Diem: possible
Overtime: no
Duration: 6+ months
Start Date: April 2020
Input Date: 03/12/2020
Attention: Becky Norman

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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