Aerospace Structural Airframe Engineer

Palmdale, CA

Posted: 08/07/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Aerospace Job Number: 19-01797
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, be results oriented and be capable of managing significantly diverse assignments. The selected candidate will support structural testing of a full-scale airframe. The candidate will be directly responsible for design, manufacturing and or procurement of all test stand hardware, include Reaction frame/Fixtures and associated tools and equipment. Candidate will also be responsible for Test Setup integration, including Flight hardware, Load Control System and the Data Acquisition System. The candidate will also develop/ write Test Procedures, oversee and or conduct structural tests and be willing to mentor less experienced engineers.

Essential Functions:
Responsible for coordinating with internal and external program customers for requirements derivation and flow down.
• Test planning & scheduling
• Cost reduction analysis
• Optimizing cycle time
• Test anomaly investigation
• Creating test procedures & final test reports
• Customer briefings
• Responsible for lab safety procedures and developing a test article overload protection plan.
• Act as the primary interface between Airframe Product Team and the Test Lab.





• Bachelors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) plus 14 Years engineering experience; or Master' s in STEM plus 12 Years engineering experience; or PhD plus 9 Year' s engineering experience
• Able and willing to travel short term as required by the statement of work
• 7 years of large scale structural platforms



• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral/written communication skills evidenced by experience coordinating and communicating issues and status with production managers, maintenance personnel, and responsible engineers.
• 15 years systems testing experience on large scale structural platforms
• Current, active DoD Secret

Carl Blahnik
Technical Recruiter

Carl joined CPI in 2019. He currently works with defense and aerospace candidates, with a focus on military tactical vehicles. He also assists in placing engineers and information technology professionals nationwide.

From his time in the the military and the (commercial) civilian workforce, Carl has a wide range of work experience, including expertise in the diesel and shipbuilding industries. In particular, Carl's shipbuilding experience led to his work as a Test and Trials Area Manager for the Littoral Combat Ship.

His personal understanding of military education, as well as his firsthand knowledge of MOS and NEC designations, enables him to understand a candidate’s military experience and how that can translate to a civilian opportunity.

Carl retired after serving nearly 22 years in the United States Navy, both as enlisted and as a commissioned Naval Officer.

Carl was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. He was also conferred a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Carl has served on one of the smallest ships in the Navy, a Mine Sweeper, built out of wood in Wisconsin; to the largest ship in the Navy, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. During his career he circled the globe 3.5 times.

Outside of the office Carl enjoys fishing, hunting and camping. He admits that pulling a camper can be stressful, but the silence of the woods and lakes makes the trip well worth the drive.

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