Senior Stress Engineer

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-CA-Mojave
Req No.
2022-7144
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Mojave

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), 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

Your Mission

VG is seeking a first-rate aerospace Senior Enigneer with experience in vehicle stress analysis, repairs, and production manufacturing.  The Senior Engineer will compile analysis, reports, models, and margins of safety into standardized formats for upload into VG’s product lifecycle manager.  Additionally, the Stress Specialist will support the design engineering staff with drawing release. The Senior Engineer is ultimately responsible for ensuring the vehicle structural design meets the customer mission requirements with positive margins of safety.  Additionally, the Engineer Specialist will mentor junior engineers and in some cases act in a lead capacity for substantiation of major structural assemblies.

    • Leads projects and leads peers to make decisions and recommenations.
    • Leads resolution of technical problems, achieves buy-in of cross functional teams and provides rational for decisions.
    • 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
    • Mentors junior engineers

What you bring

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline
    • Minimum 10 years of applicable experience in the analysis of structural systems using strength of materials and finite element based methods on primary aircraft/spacecraft structure.
    • 8 years experience in carbon composites and metallic primary structutures, analysis  and sizing using FEA models, including pre and post processing of NASTRAN models and associated sizing as well as strong knowledge of manufacturing and repair of such structural components.
    • Minimum 5 years experience with Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Analysis on both Metallic and Composites.
    • 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 

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Strong understanding of design of aircraft mechanical systems and landing gear.
    • Hands-on experience with composites part fabrication and assembly processes.
    • Proficiency in FEMAP a plus.
    • 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

    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.

     

    As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

    As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 

     

    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.

     

    As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees.

     As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer).  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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