Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 03/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00038

Job Description

Note: An active DoD Top Secret or TS/SCI Security Clearance is needed prior to submittal.
Daily Tasks:
  • Perform structural dynamic analysis for spacecraft flight hardware.
  • Produce and maintain models generated from both in-house and commercially available software codes, that simulate mechanical loading conditions, dynamic environments (shock and vibration), and mechanism motions.
  • Perform loads development (primary structure and component level), shock and vibration environments determination and component and system level testing and data evaluation.
  • Document analysis in formal reports that are clear, adequately detailed, and timely.
  • Define and integrate Dynamics requirements into the system baseline.
  • Prepare test plans/requirements for: static, separation dynamics, vibration, modal and shock tests.
  • Analyze and document the results in post-test reports.
  • Present analysis and test results at program reviews such as Technical Interchange Meetings, Engineering Review Boards, Test Readiness Reviews, and Design Reviews.
  • Provide rapid analysis results to support trade studies and rapid prototype development
  • Mentor junior engineers and cross train other engineering fields.
  • Top Secret Clearance to Start
  • Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance upon employment
Skills Required:
  • Advanced knowledge and/or experience with static and structural dynamics analysis
  • Experience with finite element modeling using NX or equivalent
  • Proficient in programming and use of MATLAB (or equivalent) for analysis and data manipulation
  • Advanced understanding of missile and/or spacecraft structures, statics, strength of materials, structural dynamics principles, and methods.
  • Experience evaluating designs using rigid body or flexible body analysis methods and tools
  • Experience with Nastran, Abaqus, ADAMS, LS-Dyna, MATLAB, MathCAD and/or CREO
  • Proficiency with modern substructure modeling and assembly technology and component mode synthesis methods such as Craig-Bampton sub structuring.
  • Proficiency with composite and metallic structures and associated structural analysis.
  • Experience in the planning and execution of static, vibration, acoustic, modal, and shock tests for aerospace flight hardware
  • Creativity/innovation to tackle issues related to anomalous performance of any aspect of a mechanical system.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with adjacent disciplines (e.G. Systems engineering, aerodynamics/stress analysis, design, test) in a highly integrated team environment
  • Ability and desire to assume ownership of tasks and drive to closure quickly and efficiently
Work Schedule:      4/10 - 1st Shift
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

Jason Briggs
Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division

A seasoned recruiting and sales professional with more than 7 years of industry experience, Jason Briggs joins the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) team as the Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With a talent for creative problem solving and coalition building, Jason started his career at Oxford and Associates in 2013, generating $2.3 million in sales by targeting the hardware, software, IT, and science & technology industries.

Subsequently, Jason joined KT Consulting as a Federal Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Recruiter focusing on winning and staffing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS-SB) Proposals and Contracts for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Relocating to Arizona in 2017, Jason is originally from Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in Risk Management. 

Jason attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin where he was exposed to JROTC leadership education training and military sciences. He has served on alumni executive board for the University of Wisconsin Stout's National social philanthropy fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi.  Jason also continues to provide support for local dog rescue organizations in the Phoenix area by donating time and participating in local adoption events.

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