Structure & Survivability Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 09/27/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00763

Job Description

The Structure Engineer position is a product design and development engineering role within the Structure & Survivability Group. The charter of the 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, and Covers and Guards. This functional engineering team supports the entire portfolio of products and programs ranging from new technology demonstration to pre-production development and ultimately full scale vehicle production.

As a member of this functional engineering team, the 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 Structures Associate Engineer role is an entry to mid-level engineering position. Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7-10 years of experience developing and releasing technical designs on a vehicle program level is preferred
  • Experience executing designs from paper to physical hardware and overseeing their successful integration at a system level is required
  • Experience developing structural hardware including technical familiarity with welding techniques is desired
  • Experience with RCCA methods is required
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing methods is required
  • 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.

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