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Structures Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 05/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00233

Job Description

The 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 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 Engineering roles can be junior to senior-level Engineers. Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience developing and releasing technical designs on a vehicle program level is required.
  • Experience executing designs from paper to physical hardware and overseeing their successful integration at the subsystem and system level is required.
  • Experience developing structural hardware including technical familiarity with welding techniques and requirements 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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jimmy Tallent
Technical Recruiter

As a proud U.S. Army veteran with an extensive 28-year service record, Jimmy Tallent dedicated two decades of his life to active duty and an additional eight years in the Army Reserve, contributing his time, talent and commitment  to various vital aspects of military service. His journey has been diverse, spanning roles in aviation, transportation, and recruiting, allowing him to develop a versatile skill set and a deep understanding of the military landscape.

Originally hailing from the city of Chattanooga, TN, Jimmy embarked on his military career with a passion for service and a commitment to excellence. Throughout his tenure, he served in dynamic and challenging roles, which included the precision and expertise demanded by the  aviation industry, the strategic logistics of transportation, and the interpersonal and leadership skills required in the recruiting field.

In addition to his rich military experience, he pursued and earned a degree in business management, further enhancing his knowledge and capabilities. With this academic achievement, coupled with his practical experience, positioned him as a professional with a comprehensive understanding of both military and business landscapes.

Today, Jimmy is excited to leverage his leadership, organizational, and strategic skills at Contract Professionals, Inc. Jimmy is driven by his commitment to excellence, his discipline instilled through years of military service, and his passion for overcoming challenges. He approaches every opportunity with the same dedication and integrity, which defined his military career.

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