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Sr Princ Mechanical Engineer - Analysis

San Diego, CA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: CM20182304-45252

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer/Analyst

Job Summary:

Highly motivated structural analysis engineer for composite structures and assemblies with the following responsibilities:

  • Assess structural integrity of metallic and composite structures using traditional closed form solutions, as well as finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Lead a small team, including task and schedule planning, to meet major project milestone objectives
  • Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Materials, Manufacturing) to create and verify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)
  • Mentor junior engineers in analysis work and review and review and approve their analysis results
  • Generate Finite Element Models and perform FEA for normal modes, linear static stress, dynamic response/stress, thermo-elastic distortion, and hygroscopic distortion
  • Support development of flight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation
  • Plan and oversee material characterization tests of various materials used in the design of composite structures
  • Reduce material characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties
  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment results for internal review boards and external customer design reviews
  • Assist in assessment and disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies

Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 10 Years of experience in analysis engineering function with BS degree, 7 years of experience with Master’s degree, or 5 years of experience with PhD
  • Proficiency in structural analysis of aerospace structures containing metals, sandwich panels, composite materials, plastics and bonded joints
  • Proficiency in finite element analysis, composite laminate theory, and dynamics
  • Proficiency in Femap and NX Nastran
  • Knowledge of composite materials manufacturing processes
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to work on ITAR controlled products

Experience Preferred:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Proficiency in ESI VA One, Altair Hyperworks, NX, Matlab, Python, and Visual Basic
  • Knowledge of composite materials application for extreme environments
  • Constitutive model development and implementation
  • Previous experience in aerospace manufacturing facility
  • Ability to receive a security clearance

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal, and leadership, skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, computer, documentation, and presentation skills are required
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Must be detail oriented but able to understand the big picture
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

This position can be filled at one lower level requiring a BS in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of experience.

Must be a US citizen

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 8-10 Years
Education: Masters
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space