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Senior Structural Engineer

Description:

This is a direct position
Key Requirement: Landing gear experience is required for the Structural Design Engineer position for the XL-1 lunar lander. 



The scope of the position includes:




  • Providing engineering expertise in the area of design, development, analysis, and test of spacecraft structures



  • Working 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



  • Coordinating with other divisions in the company to develop a full and complete structures solution for various projects



  • Providing 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



  • Work with every other subsystem to ensure systems-level thinking in the design



  • Assist in developing structural tests, conducting the tests, and reviewing test data



  • Provide design analysis and test data to other team members



  • Develop fabrication procedures and instructions working with the integration team



  • Provide technical guidance to fabricators and other technicians



     




Required Skills & Experience:



  • SolidWorks Design
  • Experience in honeycomb panels and crushable HC structures

  • Experience working on Spacecraft landing gear


  • Ability to do hand calculations (MathCAD, spreadsheets)
  • Working knowledge of: GD&T, Design Standards, Drawing Release and PDM

  • 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



  • Knowledge of materials, joints, bonding and how these choices affect the spacecraft mission regarding thermal loads, margin and resiliency, off gassing, and more



  • Experience in the life cycle of spacecraft development: design, build, and test



  • 5+ years experience in aerospace engineering



  • 3+ years in structures design and/or test for spacecraft 



  • Experience with startups or new space companies



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills



  • Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation



  • Hands-on fabrication experience 



  • Mechanism’s design



  • 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



  • Strong working knowledge of industry standard 3D CAD tools (SolidWorks required)



  • Strong working knowledge of lightweight space structures that include honeycomb panels, bonded inserts and embedded reinforcements



  • Experience in structural assembly and integration and testing



  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 standard and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles



  • Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM), manufacturing process, material sourcing and supply chain management



  • Experience with classical hand calculations for component sizing for static and dynamic loadings



  • Experience in engineering drawing release, PDM and configuration change management



  • Experienced in producing component and assembly drawings in SolidWorks




Desired Skills & Experience:




  • Min B.S. Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering



  • Experience with FEA tools, particularly coupled loads, dynamics, vibration, acoustics, and transient loads




Professional Requirements:



All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws (22 CFR §120.15) and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



 
Job Number: 2110133565
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 09/14/2021
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=a1i1T000003Psu7QAC&URLSource=cjhunter

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