- Master's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Mechanical Engineering
- Communication Skills
- Research Experience
- Organizational Skills
JOB TITLE *
Aircraft Flutter and Dynamics Engineer - ERC
JOB DESCRIPTION *
The Aircraft Flutter and Dynamics Engineer shall support the Air Force Seek Eagle Evaluation of Compatibility and Technical Advisory process by contributing to modeling and simulation activities and evaluating aircraft/store configurations to determine aircraft dynamic response and stability characteristics. The work performed will be in direct support to the Air Force Seek Eagle Program. The ideal candidate will be a strong team player with excellent communication skills accustomed to software development and finite element analysis methods. This position will require collaborative work as part of a larger team.
Must be able to work directly with contractor and Government personnel in a mixed badge environment to accomplish aircraft/weapons compatibility certifications.
Create, modify, and run computer simulation programs to perform linear, non-linear dynamic and aeroelastic analyses of aircraft structures
Conduct analyses, research data, run and edit computer simulation programs, and write justification to support flight certification recommendations
Participate in airborne weapon systems development, integration, test, and/or evaluation
Plan and monitor flight tests, reduce flight test data, and integrate ground and flight test data to determine dynamic response and aeroelastic stability flight limits
Produce and maintain simulation algorithms and codes developed specifically for aeroelastic simulations
Document analyses and write justifications to support compatibility recommendations
Primary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working experience, internships or graduate research projects that provided experience in aircraft dynamics, aeroelasticity, or related experience
Proficiency using finite element analysis tools such as NASTRAN is required
Advanced thinking and problem-solving ability
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience operating in Linux/Unix environments using scripting languages (Windows, Python, Perl, etc.)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Very good attention to detail and a candidate who takes ownership and pride in all work
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Travel may be up to 20%
Education and Experience
Master's degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering is highly desired; however, with the right experience a BS in degree would be considered.
3-8+ years of structural dynamics experience desired.
Security Clearance Requirements
Per contract requirements, must be a US Citizen, as you must be able to obtain a DoD SECRET Security Clearance.
Current clearance is desired