Structural Analysis Engineer

Cedar park TX, US

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

ABOUT FIREFLY AEROSPACE

As an end-to-end space transportation company, Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to enable our world to launch, land, and operate in space – anywhere, anytime. Our launch vehicles, lunar landers, and orbital vehicles provide government and commercial customers with full mission services from low Earth orbit to the surface of the Moon and beyond. Headquartered in north Austin, Texas, Firefly is looking for passionate, hardworking innovators to join our team and help fuel our successful trajectory into space.

SUMMARY

As a Structural Analyst on the Mechanical Engineering Team, you will be responsible for analysis of various structures across multiple projects including spacecraft, launch vehicle structures, and launch and test ground support equipment. You will use your knowledge of structural analysis to improve previous designs and influence new designs by minimizing weight and at the same time ensuring conformance to program and customer strength and stability requirements. You will leverage testing of hardware to correlate and validate analysis models.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with design, manufacturing, and test engineering to develop hardware throughout the design lifecycle
  • Perform structural analyses by classical hand calculation and finite element analysis for composites and metals.
  • Perform linear and non-linear structural analysis, eigenvalue buckling analysis, non-linear buckling analysis, and modal finite element analysis using ANSYS and NX Nastran.
  • Develop test requirements to ensure adequate data for analysis correlation.
  • Validate finite element analysis with hand calculations and test data.
  • Review internal and external analyses.
  • Work with responsible and systems engineers to define required material properties and part modifications to meet structural requirements.
  • Write strength and stability margins to required program safety factors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or civil engineering and 2+ years of relevant experience, or 5+ years with a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proficient with analytical simulation software and hand calculations for structural analysis.
  • Familiarity with aerospace standard analysis methods.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-discipline team and provide technical guidance and insight.
  • Exceptional comprehension of first principles related to structures and materials.

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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