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Mechanical Systems Stress Analyst

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 Systems Stress Analyst will support the design, build, and testing of prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. This individual is responsible for ensuring vehicle structural design meets program mission requirements. The engineer is responsible for generating, maintaining, and running FEA models and reporting or interpreting the results for design engineers and program management.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Support design, build, and test efforts with stress analysis using classical and finite element methods
• Review, update, and compile engineering analytical definition of components and assemblies
• Evaluating impact to structural integrity of design changes and damage, and determining appropriate modification/rework schemes
• Use NASTRAN/FEMAP or comparable FEM codes to perform linear and nonlinear stress analysis
• Develop standardized analysis criteria and templates
• Support review of manufacturing plans and procedures to ensure compliance with design and loads requirements
• Working on multiple programs at the same time

Required:
• A strong understanding of aircraft mechanical systems manufacturing and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong team player
• Proficiency in 3D Computer Aided Design
• Knowledge of aircraft manufacturing and sizing of systems using FEA models, including pre-and post-processing of NASTRAN models and associated sizing
• 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 three years of directly related work experience,
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a DOD clearance.

Desired:
• FEMAP and Matlab proficiency
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• 2D drawing creation
• Hands-on experience with composites part fabrication and assembly processes
• Experience with flight control and/or landing gear systems
• 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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