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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking experienced Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineers for our Huntsville, AL location.
In this role, you will design products such as solid rocket motors for a wide array of customers and programs, controllable solid propulsion systems, advanced solid rocket motor propulsion systems, advanced conceptual design to support the RocketShop as well as supporting enterprise wide efforts in areas such as hypersonics.
Perform structural analysis for all aspects of composite structures, including external support and mounting structure. Composite structural analysis activities include strategic booster motor composite cases, tactical rocket motor cases, composite armaments, composite over-wrapped pressure vessels, and composite flight structures.
Independently develop analysis approaches, including classical hand sizing methods and 2D/3D finite element modeling. Working with the product development team, participate in trade studies and the development of component specifications. Interact with component design, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer support groups. Plan and execute analysis tasks with limited general direction and work effectively within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment. Work is reviewed by senior staff. Provide mentoring to junior engineers in composite structural analysis methods.
Provide structural analysis input to address nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production meetings to assure that design requirements are met. Review and approve engineering drawing and specification updates.
Report status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.
Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.
Composite Case Structural Analysis Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama | Careers at Aerojet Rocketdyne - Huntsville
Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Materials Engineering (or related discipline) plus at least nine (9) years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). An advanced engineering degree is desired.
Educational coursework in Composite Design, Laminate Theory, and Composite Materials is desired.
Experience with analysis, design, manufacturing and test of filament-wound composite case pressure vessels for solid rocket motors is key to performing job requirements.
Experience with preliminary sizing tools for filament-wound composite pressure vessels is required.
Experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Workbench and/or NX NASTRAN is required.
Familiarity with composite fiber and resin systems selection including subscale specimen testing and data analysis is desired.
A strong mechanical aptitude and experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Familiarity with solid CAD models to generate FEA models is desired.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 14958
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments. In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.