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2 Sr. Test Engineers Needed!!! Systems & Airframe Structures

Currently seeking Test Engineers for 2 different teams. Systems and Structures.

1. Sr Systems Test Engineer:
• Systems Test – This team is looking for candidates with a strong background in qualification and acceptance testing of mechanical systems and components, as well as avionics testing. Experience with environmental test, vibration tests, acceleration test is strongly desired; experience with testing per DO-160 is a good indicator. Background in test fixture design and vibration fixture modal analysis. Cradle to grave ownership of testing – planning, design, execution, analysis, and reporting.

2. Sr Airframe Structural Test Engineer:
• This team is looking for candidates with a strong background in testing of primary structure for aerospace vehicles. Key skills include CATIA modelling and drafting, test fixture design & analysis, and data acquisition. Experience with composite structure and a strong foundation in mechanical engineering is highly preferred. Cradle to grave ownership of testing – planning, design, execution, analysis, and reporting.
General Reveiw:
Seeking a senior test engineer to support structures, systems, and avionics testing of components, assemblies, and integrated airframes. The primary tasks for this role include collecting test requirements, writing test plans, designing test fixtures, and executing tests under the direction of the Engineering lead and/or Manager. Engineers in this position are expected to have knowledge of industry standard test practices and methods. This role will provide test engineering support to engineering design and analysis groups in a rapid prototyping environment. As senior test engineer, you will help provide mentorship and guidance to associate engineers.
• Design tests plans and equipment for validation of complex mechanical or structural components and systems.
• Write test plans and procedures to define and support execution of tests.
• Interface with internal customers on integrated program teams to establish and verify specific test requirements.
• Work with support teams and vendors to procure, manufacture and assemble test articles and test stand hardware and equipment.
• Participate in the test engineering review, approval, and release process.
• Participate in the continuous improvement of testing practices, including test processes, lab procedures and lab technology implementation.
What You Bring
• 10 years or more experience in aerospace with an emphasis on testing or equivalent laboratory test engineering experience – Structural or Systems testing background preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline.
• Hydraulic control, instrumentation, signal conditioning, and data acquisition for variety of environmental tests of avionics and mechanical systems.
• CAD modelling experience – Experience with Catia V5 preferred.
• Test fixture design and analysis.
• Vibration fixture modal analysis.
• Experience with DO-160 environmental test standards for mechanical systems.
• Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desired.
• Strong knowledge of aircraft or spaceship design and analysis.
• Familiarity with composites and metallic primary structures.
• Results oriented approach to completing test activities successfully.
• Focus on safety and reliability in testing.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organization and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Applicants must be “U.S. persons” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
Preferred Skills and Experience
• Aerospace Engineering Degree
• Experience with simulation and finite element analysis preferred – NASTRAN, Femap
• Certified LabVIEW associate developer or higher certification
• Computer programming experience
• Experience using PXI, cDAQ NI Hardware
Physical and/or Additional Requirements
• Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
• Must be able to stand for extended periods – 6 hours min.
• Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
• Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The Structures Company LLC is an AA/EOE.
Job Number: 528
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Rate: OPEN ***DOE***
Per Diem: Yes
Overtime: Possible
Duration: Long Term
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 03/03/2022
Last Updated: 01/26/2023
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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