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Mechanical Design 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 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

Required:
• 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 a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution, or substantial equivalent experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain DOD clearance

Desired:
• 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

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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