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Structural Design Engineer - Special Missions
Position ID: 373832 Status: Closed
Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States How Many: 5
Duration: 12+ Month(s) Pay Rate: DOE
Employment Type: Contract
Work shift: Shift-1  
Position Description:

The Structural Design group is responsible for providing an optimum design solution satisfying requirements for maximum inherent safety, performance in terms of weight and durability, and minimum cost of production and ownership. The group is involved with the current company fleet and new product development. This job is for placement in the Core team working on the Special Missions aircraft. Open to US citizens or permanent residents.


Qualified candidates will have:
- Thorough understanding of structures design criteria including design loads and durability (fatigue and corrosion)
- Minimum 10,000 hours or 5 years experience on CATIA v5 in primary Structural Design
- Solid understanding of design and manufacturing processes involved for both metallic and composite parts with a focus on design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
- Solid understanding of 3D Model Based Definition (3D MBD), and the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for details and assemblies

Preferred candidates will also have:
- Proficiency in CATIA v5 workbenches: part design (machined parts), sheet metal, Fibersim, Composite Part Design (CPD), FT&A, Generative Drafting (2D Drawings), Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tools including use of parameters, design tables, and Visual Basic macros
- Proficiency in CATIA v4
- Proficiency in SmarTeam PLM database
- Experience with green aircraft structural modification
- Prior work experience with business aircraft design
- Experience with knowledge management processes

Competencies essential for the job:
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment and across disciplines
- Ability to communicate technical findings and recommendations clearly
- Humility, be a team player, help teammates
- Passion for Structural Design work

Responsibilities include:
- Develop structural definition of the aircraft by producing the form, fit, and function documentation from conceptual layouts to final detail design
- Engage various engineering, manufacturing, and product support teams to complete designs
- Participate in design reviews
- Interact with suppliers and prepare technical coordination memos
- Prepare engineering reports
- Document, track, and manage design projects of various magnitude using online knowledgebases and tracking tools
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior engineers
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