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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Structural Engineer III

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Louisville, CO
  •  R0013719
  •  Security Clearance Required

If you like solving problems and working with complex materials and systems, join our amazing team! As a Structural Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, evaluate, and certify our cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll examine complex metallic and composite structures and systems. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

 

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Understanding of engineering principles and practices

  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Engineering tools

  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Experience to Static and/or Dynamic Analyses

Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of mechanical systems (moving mechanical assemblies like hinges, rotary actuators, linkages, bearings, latches, etc.) and structures (composite structures, metallic structures, etc. ranging from small (fit in hand) to large deployable structures over 20ft long)

  • Experience in Engineering Simulation using Finite Element structural analysis (FEA) tools such as MSC Patran, Nastran, FEMAP, or ANSYS

  • Experience performing fatigue and damage tolerance analysis utilizing tools such as NASGRO or AFGROW

  • Ability to perform classical analysis using industry standard hand calculation methods

  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing and production processes

  • Ability to author substantiation reports

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station.  Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

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