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Lead Structures Engineer - Composites

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Location: Marion
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications :Requires a Bachelor s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 10+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of job-related experience.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.Responsibilities for this Position:General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Lead Structures Engineer - Composites. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Lead Responsibilities:Coordinate within the organization to ensure all Structural Engineering activities are completed within schedule, budget, scope, and quality requirementsMentor engineers, guiding them to perform at their best.Lead structural bid and proposal efforts, reviewing the group s estimates to ensure sufficient coverage and schedule allowance.Perform documentation reviews, ensuring the correct level of quality is achieved.Ensure all specs, processes, codes, and applicable regulations are followed.Identify and propose solutions for potential program / departmental risksAssist Technical Manager with departmental activities as needed.Structural Responsibilities:Multi-Disciplinary Position - Stress (design and operations support, MRB), M&P (authoring test plans, reports, data regression), Static & Dynamic (normal modes, random vibration), Test EngineeringDevelop structural models of various product lines (radomes, aerostructures, expandable shelters, tooling, and other misc structures) that will be used for static and dynamic (normal modes, random vibration) analysis.Support development program structural qualification testing, including writing test plans, on site testing coordination, writing test reports, etc. Qualification tests may include static loads, shock & vibration, and bird strike testing.Support nonconforming material evaluations as a member of material review board (MRB) relating to the structural analysis of components and assemblies, and recommend solutionsFamiliarity with ASTM test standards used in the testing of polymer matrix composite (PMC) solid and sandwich laminates.Support M&P Engineering in the development of material qualification/ certification efforts, including supporting test plan development and reports.Lead the planning and execution of small projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projectsSupport technical customer meetings and presentationsSupport Internal Research and Development projectsConduct feasibility studies and testing of new and modified designsTravel will be required (infrequent to 10%)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Strong FEA (Finite Element Analysis) experience utilizing ANSYS (preferred) or NASTRAN (willing to learn ANSYS)Strong structural analysis product experience with composite materials utilizing a wide range of composite manufacturing processes including hand lay-up/autoclave cure and adhesive bondingExperience with analyzing and testing polymer matrix compositesExperience in a manufacturing environment in stress and structural designExperience with composites materials testing and qualification methodsAbility to analyze material failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of failure for composite productsAbility to quickly understand and interpret the technical, organizational and process aspects of the tasks assigned and relate them to the technical needs of the overall project or organizationAbility to interpret engineering drawings and specificationsExcellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to prepare and present technical briefings to senior management and customersHigh degree of analytic problem-solving skills; solution orientedExperience with design of experimentsFamiliarity with CNC machining, assembly, and finishingProficient in MS Office applications - Word, Excel, and PowerPointExperience with Shock and Vibration testing a plus.A Professional Engineer (PE) license or DER is a plus, but not requiredExperience in a previous lead role is a plusMinimum Salary: USD $158,152.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: USD $175,496.00/Yr. Salary Note: This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. Company Overview:General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc, Winston-Salem , Lead Structures Engineer - Composites, Engineering , Marion, North Carolina

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