Virgin Galactic

Engineer – Mech Systems/Landing Gears Stress Analysis

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2021-6148
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (NYSE: SPCE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology, and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.

 

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  -Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

 

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

  • Reviews, updates, and compiles engineering analytical definition of structural components and assemblies based on records from the prototype build project
  • Develops standardized analysis criteria and templates
  • Plays an integral role in the work flow release process for all structural designs
  • Supports review of manufacturing plans and procedures to ensure compliance with design and loads requirements
  • Supports the creation of structural test plans which will be used to verify manufacturing

What you bring

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline (Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, ..)
  • Knowledge creating and questioning FEA models, including pre and post processing of NASTRAN models and associated sizing of composite structures using Femap (preferably) as a pre and post processor.
  • Minimum 5 years as a Stress Engineer.
  • Minimum 3 years of applicable experience in the analysis of Mechanical Systems Structural Components using strength of materials and finite element based methods with more emphasis on Hand Calcs methods using Excel.
  • Experience with free-body diagrams and classical stress analysis techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Applicants must be “U.S. persons” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Hands-on experience with composites part fabrication and assembly processes and proficiency in Hypersizer a plus.
  • Knowledge of modeling compisites structures using FEA technicque.
  • 1 years experience on Landing Gears Analysis.
  • Pilot, aircraft homebuilding and rapid prototyping experience a strong plus
  • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desired
  • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems, such as Oracle, is a plus

 

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

 

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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