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Structures Engineering Lead

Description:

The scope of the position includes:



  • Provide engineering expertise in the area of design, development, and test of spacecraft structures
  • Work across programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects may include technology development and testing programs and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights in support of the lunar mission.
  • Coordinate with other divisions in the company to develop a full and complete structures solution for various projects
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design structural components to meet requirements including expected loads and sufficient factors of safety
  • Conduct static and dynamic analyses appropriate to the design maturity
  • Provide technical leadership to a small team of engineers
  • Assist in developing structural tests, conducting the tests, and reviewing test data
  • Provide analysis and test data to other team members
  • Develop fabrication procedures and instructions
  • Provide technical guidance to fabricators and other technicians

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy - passionate about space
  • Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems - and also what is not needed.
  • Experience with FEA tools
  • Experience in the life cycle of spacecraft development: design, build, and test.
  • 10+ years experience in aerospace engineering
  • 8+ years in structures design and/or test for spacecraft or aircraft
  • Experience with startups or new space companies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
  • Hands-on fabrication experience
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission


Professional Requirements

  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)


 
Job Number: 2010115008
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 06/03/2020
Last Updated: 09/25/2020
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866
Email: cecjwestlake@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003Ot6lQAC&URLSource=cjhunter

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