Aerospace Engineer (Structural Analysis/Model Design) in null (Onsite) at DCS

Date Posted: 5/12/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DCS Corp has an exciting opportunity for an Aerospace Engineer (Structural Analysis/Model Design) to support the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO) Modeling, Analysis, and Tools Support (SEMATS) contract. 

The work performed furthers the USAF SEEK EAGLE aircraft/store compatibility effort, as well as broader USAF goals.

Essential Job Functions:

An engineer is being sought to perform modeling, structural analysis, and create technical drawings across multiple disciplines within the USAF SEEK EAGLE organization.  Responsibilities will be focused on sophisticated wind tunnel systems with reconfigurable aircraft models with complex components, innovative support mechanisms compatible with a wide range of inventory and development weapon models; and components constructed using multiple advanced manufacturing processes.

The engineer will participate in a working environment focused on the evaluation of aircraft compatibility with a wide variety of external and internal stores necessary to conduct the range of USAF operational and test missions.

The Aerospace Engineer will work in an Integrated Test & Evaluation (IT&E) environment. Duties will include:

  • Support multi-discipline test hardware design, structural analysis and testing.
  • Support wind tunnel model design and structural analysis in conjunction with aerodynamic analyses.
  • Build, review, and modify wind tunnel model components based on structural analysis results and communication with model fabricators.
  • Prepare and review technical drawings for use in test hardware and wind tunnel model fabrication and installation.
  • Work closely with vendors and suppliers to maintain accelerated schedules and meet critical program timelines.
  • Professionally document certification artifacts, engineering documentation (e.g. test plans, analysis results), and formal presentations.
  • Works as a member of a discipline team in a dynamic multi-tasking environment.
  • Support the aircraft / store certification process.
  • Design / direct ground tests, wind tunnel tests, and flight tests.
  • Apply modeling and simulation tools to complex, challenging, and unprecedented aerodynamic configurations.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A Bachelors degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with 15 years of relevant experience (at least 2 years of specific aerospace structural analysis experience), a Masters degree plus 10 years or a Doctorate with 5 years of relevant experience.

Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance within 6-9 months.

Knowledge of structural analysis, aerodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Experience with established model design software (e.g. NX).

Experience with established industry finite element analysis (FEA) software (e.g. PATRAN / NASTRAN).

Experience performing structural analysis hand calculations.

Experience with technical drawing preparation and checking (ASME Y14.5).

Experience operating in LINUX / UNIX environments using scripting languages (python, PERL, etc.).

Knowledge of aircraft, air-launched weapons, and aircraft suspension equipment.

General engineering experience including familiarity with modeling & simulation are desired to meet the basic position requirements.

Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

Strong analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

Ability to travel using commercial airlines is required to support professional obligations.

Desired Skills:

Masters Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with 15 years of relevant experience (at least 2 years of specific aerospace structural analysis experience).

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