Mechanical Engineer IV in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is looking for a Structural Analysis Engineer for our client, a leading aerospace defense contractor. After reading the job info below, if interested, email an updated resume (in Word format).

Job Title: Structural Analysis Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description

The chosen candidate will assess structural integrity of metallic and composite structures using traditional closed form solutions, as well as finite element analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact with design and development teams (including specialists in design, quality, materials, manufacturing) to create and verify creative e design solutions that meet all requirements.
  • Generate Finite Element Models and perform FEA for normal modes, linear static stress, dynamic response/stress, thermo-elastic distortion, and hygroscopic distortion
  • Support development of flight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation
  • Plan and oversee material characterization tests of various materials used in the design of composite structures
  • Reduce material characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties
  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment results for internal review boards and external customer design reviews
  • Assist in assessment and disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in structural analysis of aerospace structures containing metals, sandwich panels, composite materials, plastics and bonded joints
  • Minimum 7 years work experience in related field, some work experience may be substituted for higher education
  • Proficiency in finite element analysis, composite laminate theory and dynamics
  • Femap and NX Nastran proficiency required
  • Knowledge of composite materials manufacturing processes
  • Proficient in Altair Hyperworks, NX, Matlab, and Visual Basic preferred
  • Constitutive model development and implementation experience
  • Previous aerospace manufacturing experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

BS in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline required. MS in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field preferred.

As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.  Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today! To learn more about Volt, please visit: and to see more of our job postings, please visit:

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay Rate is based on experience.