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Composite Design Engineer

The Composite Design Engineer will design, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment, and will have significant vertical responsibility. The work will span preliminary design, part and assembly design, system design, manufacturing support, and flight test engineering support. Typically, this work includes design and manufacture of the wing, fuselage, empennage, control surface structures, and their integration into the overall vehicle.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Conceptual design, structural layout, sizing, and detail design
• Generation of fabrication and assembly work instructions
• Stress analysis using classical methods
• Laminate analysis and sizing
• Hands-on manufacturing and assembly support
• Supporting ground and flight test planning, test execution, and aircraft modifications
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects

• Foundation knowledge of aircraft load paths and structural sizing
• An expert understanding of the theory and practical application of composite structures and their application to aircraft
• A strong understanding of composite manufacturing and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Proficiency in 3D Computer Aided Design
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline or substantial equivalent experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• Proficiency in FEMAP or other finite element analysis software
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience or other hands-on design or build experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace.

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