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Jr. Structures Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00239

Job Description

Job Description:

The Junior Structure Engineer position is a product design and development engineering role within the Advanced Structure & Survivability Group. The charter of the Advanced Structure & Survivability Group is the design, development, verification, and implementation of components related to Hull Structure, Integral and Applique Armor, Crew Hatches and Access Panels (including accompanying mechanisms), Covers and Guards. This functional engineering team supports the entire portfolio of products and programs within ranging from new technology demonstration to pre-production development and ultimately full-scale vehicle production.

As a member of this functional engineering team, the Junior Structure Engineer will execute the design and development of assigned detail hardware and/or welded assemblies associated with Hull Structures and peripheral mechanical hardware including Hatches, Access Panels, and Covers & Guards across all vehicle platforms. Achieving this broad function will involve the following activities:
  • Operating within cross-functional teams supporting program deliverables related to technical requirements, cost and schedule.
  • Developing detail hardware concepts using CAD modeling tools and ensuring developed concepts meet all technical requirements.
  • Collaborating with engineering peers within the project team to ensure developed concepts support a balanced system level approach that achieves the necessary performance requirements.
  • Collaborating with drafting personnel in maturing design concepts to a production-ready state.
  • Oversee the release of hardware models and prints.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing organization in the fabrication and integration of developed hardware onto prototype and/or production platforms.
  • Provide support, as required, for testing and verification of developed hardware.
  • Provide support for Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) analysis to resolve identified technical issues with prototype and/or production hardware.
The Junior Structures Engineer role is an entry level engineering position. Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and releasing technical designs on a vehicle program level is desired.
  • Experience executing designs from paper to physical hardware and overseeing their successful integration at the subsystem and system level is desired.
  • Experience developing structural hardware including technical familiarity with welding techniques and requirements is desired.
  • Experience with RCCA methods is desired.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing methods is desired.
  • Familiarity with Teamcenter is desired.
  • Must be proficient with CAD modeling techniques. Proficiency with specific CAD software packages, VIS, Siemens NX and/or Creo, is desired.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office applications.
  • Must possess good communication skills.
  • Must be able to work on-site a minimum of 3 days per week.
  • Must be able to travel as required.
  • Must be able to work up to 10% overtime as required.
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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Joe Fisher
Technical Recruiter

I am a seasoned Technical Recruiter and retired U.S. Army Human Resources Specialist with two decades of experience building high-performing teams within government and defense; holding active Secret Clearance. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for directing the full recruiting cycle while providing the optimal candidate and stakeholder experience, as well as for building robust candidate pipelines and relationship networks to proactively meet hiring and staffing needs.

Currently, I am a Technical Recruiter with Contract Professionals Inc. I conduct full cycle recruiting, sourcing specialized engineering and IT positions for civilians and veterans, while piloting the successful placement of qualified candidates into approved government projects and programs. In addition, I liaise with senior leadership, business partners, and hiring teams to ensure the company’s recruitment support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

Colleagues describe me as a loyal, progressive, driven, down-to-earth, strategic and innovative recruiting expert who can be relied on to offer superior human resources solutions for complex corporate challenges.

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