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Composite Structural Analyst

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, being the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Job Summary:
The Composite Structural Analyst will design, analyze, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work will focus on preliminary and detail design development, composite manufacturing, and assembly support, but could also include flight test and post flight data reduction. The Structural Analyst is responsible for generating, maintaining, and running vehicle level FEA models and reporting or interpreting the results for design engineers and program management.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Broad structural design responsibility for a project
• Composite structural sizing using classical and finite element methods
• Stress analysis
• Pre-processing and post-processing of finite element models
• Evaluating impact to structural integrity of design changes and damage, and determining appropriate modification/rework schemes
• Working on multiple projects at the same time

Required:
• A strong understanding of aircraft structural loads, layouts, and analysis methods
• Strong understanding of aircraft performance, systems, and operational requirements
• A strong understanding of composite theory, manufacturing, and sizing
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• A strong knowledge of aerospace technologies and products
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution or substantial equivalent experience
• Proficiency in 3D CAD
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related aircraft work experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain DOD clearance

Desired:
• FEMAP and Matlab proficiency
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or SolidWorks
• Hands-on composites fabrication and assembly experience
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance

Essential Job Functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

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

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