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Design Engineer 2 -Aerospace Industry in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $80000.0 - $85000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    805-560-8658 x21305

Job Description

Part of the Design Engineering Team and shall serve as a stress analysis and mechanical design resource for higher level Design Engineers and Project Engineers. The position is considered mid- level, and the engineer will work unsupervised approximately 50% of the time.

Product line is primarily high pressure, high temperature pneumatic and fluid lines for aerospace applications. Markets served include domestic and foreign commercial, military, and space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

There are two primary job functions: Detailed component design and FEA based stress analysis

  • Component design consists of conceptual sketches (physical or CAD) which are fed to the drafting team. Significant application of concepts such as design to specification, design for manufacturing, design for inspection, and design for cost.
  • Stress analysis has a heavy emphasis on structural dynamics, fatigue, and nonlinear solutions. FEA tasks range from simple geometry creation and meshing all the way to final analysis report.
  • Works with a diverse cross-functional team of engineers designing and analyzing metallic parts that are produced using a variety of manufacturing methods. Methods in descending order of commonality: forming and welding of sheet metal, machining, additive manufacturing, and casting.

  • Regular interaction with internal teams of: Project Engineers, Drafters, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Test Lab Personnel, Contracts, and Sales.

  • Tasks involve a full range of product life cycle including new product development, legacy product support, research and development, and failure analysis.

  • Often necessary to create (i.e. programming) custom design and task automation tools in Excel (VBA), MATLAB, and the API of applicable calculation software.

  • Internal flow calculations and external insulation calculations are common using in-house tools.

  • Travel required is <5%; generally limited to software training, and occasional short distance travel to support senior engineers for customer design reviews.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • There are no direct supervisory responsibilities associated with this position. The employee is expected to help train and mentor junior employees as applicable.

    Education and/or Experience:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Astronautical or similar Engineering field. (MS Degree preferred).

  • 3-5+ years of experience in an engineering design environment.

  • 4+ years of experience with finite element analysis stress software (HyperWorks, Femap/NASTRAN, or ANSYS Mechanical).

  • 2+ years of experience specifically with HyperWorks or Femap/NASTRAN.

  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis and reduction.

  • Experience Types:

    • Experience with linear and nonlinear static FEA solutions is required.

    • Experience with modal, harmonic response, and random response is required.

    • Experience with contact analysis is preferred.

    • Experience with topology optimization is preferred.

    • Experience with simulation of metal forming methods is preferred.

    • Experience designing for metallic additive manufacturing is preferred.

    • Experience with SolidWorks, CATIA, or similar drafting software is preferred.

    • Experience with Stainless Steel, Titanium, Inconel, and other superalloys is preferred.

Required Skills/Traits

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication (English).

  • Ability to accurately interpret engineering blue prints, technical journals, policies, procedures, reports, and data sheets.

  • Ability to write technical reports and procedures.

  • General interpersonal skills, and ability to respectfully interact in a diverse workplace.

  • Strong ethical standards.

  • Deadline driven with strong bias toward results achievement.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer