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Senior Solid Propulsion Design Engineer

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Solid Propulsion Design Engineer for an opening in Huntsville, AL.

Under minimal direction, the Design Engineering Specialist performs professional assignments requiring complete working knowledge of application of concepts, practices, and techniques.

60% - Lead mechanical design activities for solid propulsion systems and components. Solid propulsion design activities include strategic booster motors, tactical rocket motors, controllable solids, and manufacturing tooling design. Will independently develop design concepts, 3D models and support the development of detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts. Conduct trade studies and develop component specifications and procedures as required. Interact with component analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer support groups. Plan and execute design tasks with limited general direction and work effectively within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

20% - Participate in shop floor and production hardware processing at suppliers and internally. Provide input to address nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production meetings, and work with supply chain to assure that design requirements are met. Support engineering drawing and specification updates at configuration change boards.

10% - Develop test plans and technical reviews. Assist in the identification and support of risk reduction and environmental test requirements. This may include manufacturing pathfinders, subscale testing, component and system level qualification tests.

10% - Prepare material and support presentations for internal and external customers. Responsible for preparing engineering reports to support tolerance studies, engineering analyses or failure investigations, including technical close-out reports.

Minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Solid Propellant Motor Design and Manufacturing experience preferred. Experienced with Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools such as CREO/PRO-E and or Siemens NX . Experienced in 3D modeling and 2D drawings.
Experienced with Solid Motor preliminary sizing tools and FEA tools/methods desired.

Accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering.


Job Number: 177537
Job Location: Huntsville, AL
Rate: $DOE
Duration: 9 Months
Input Date: 05/13/2019
Attention: Christophor Long
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808

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