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Mechanical Design Engineer


The Mechanical Design Engineer will design, build, and test the mechanical systems in prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work will span preliminary design, critical design, system design, manufacturing and assembly support, and flight test engineering, focusing on the mechanical portions of those phases. Typically, this work includes but is not limited to landing gear, flight controls, hydraulic or pneumatic systems, pressurized systems, metal fittings, or similar items and their integration into the overall vehicle.
Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Conceptual design, structural layout, sizing, and detail design
• Generation of fabrication and assembly definition
• Stress analysis
• Manufacturing and assembly support
• Supporting ground and flight test planning, test execution, and aircraft modifications
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects

• A strong understanding of the theory and practical application of mechanical systems, structure, and performance
• An understanding of the basics of composite construction and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Proficiency in 3D CAD
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience
• Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or substantial equivalent experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience or other hands-on design or build experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

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

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