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Lead Stress Analyst Engineer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Summary:
The Lead Stress Analyst Engineer will support the design, build, and testing of prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. This individual will lead vehicle stress analysis, including review of stress analysis reports and finite element models developed internally. This person will also be responsible for supporting design engineers. The Lead Stress Analyst Engineer is ultimately responsible for ensuring the vehicle structure design meets program mission requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Supports design, build, and test efforts with stress analysis in a rapid prototype environment.
• Leads other stress analysts setting priorities, maintaining schedule, and providing guidance on proper analysis methods.
• Reviews, updates, and compiles engineering analytical definition of structural components and assemblies based on records from the prototype build project
• Develops standardized analysis criteria and templates
• Supports the creation of structural test plans which will be used to verify manufacturing
• Work on multiple projects at the same time

Required:
• Proficiency in all methods of stress analysis both classical and finite element
• Proficiency in FEMAP or other finite element analysis software
• Knowledge of composites manufacturing and sizing of composite structures using FEA models, including pre-and post-processing of NASTRAN models and associated sizing of composite
• Demonstrated experience in a leadership role
• Experience in aircraft composite fabrication, design, and analysis processes
• A strong understanding of composite manufacturing and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong team player
• Proficiency in 3D Computer Aided Design
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution or substantial equivalent experience
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of five years of directly related work experience,
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a DOD clearance.

Desired:
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• 2D drawing creation
• Hands-on experience with composites part fabrication and assembly processes
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an accredited university
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or relevant work experience

Essential Job Functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace

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