• Structural Design Engineer (Contract)

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    2018-4691
    Category
    Engineering
    Type
    Contractor
    Classification
    N/A
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.

     

    Our Values
    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.

     

    Who You Are

    TSC is seeking a first rate contract aerospace structural design engineer for approximately 1 year, with experience in composite design and production manufacturing. The primary task for the person in this role will be to develop engineering definition for components, subsystems, and assemblies. Engineers in this position will also be expected to review planned manufacturing procedures to ensure compliance with design specifications and intentions, support test definition for verification testing of components and subsystems, and manage components and subsystems through their full lifecycle.

     

    Your Mission

    • Develops CATIA 3D models, CPD definition, and 2D engineering definition for detail parts, assemblies, and installations
    • Establishes manufacturing tolerances for production of structural components
    • Develops and documents requirements and interface constraints for components
    • Coordinates with the structural substantiation department to ensure component performance in flight environments
    • Supports test definition to verify that components and manufacturing processes meet design intent and engineering requirements
    • Participates in the review, approval, and release process of engineering definition
    • Supports creation and review of manufacturing plans to ensure compliance with design requirements and company processes
    • Supports components throughout full lifecycle from prototype to final acceptance as well as modifications and repairs after installation
    • Uses engineering judgment to evaluate manufacturing issues and disposition nonconformance reports (NCR)

    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in Aeronautical, Astronautical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering
    • 3 years or more experience in structural design engineering for aerospace composite fabrication and assembly processes
    • Proficient with CATIA V5 and CPD
    • Required Workbenches: Part Design, Assembly Design, Sketcher, Drafting, Wireframe, Surface Design
    • Desired Workbenches: Generative Shape Design (GSD), Composites (CPD), GD&T and ASME Y14.5M-1994 drafting standards
    • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for various materials (composite layup, metal machining, 3D printing, bonded assembly, mechanical assembly)
    • Experience designing for aerospace environments
    • Experience in the development of human spaceflight hardware desired
    • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and configuration management processes
    • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time-management skills Strong team player.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; contract employment with The Spaceship Company 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.

     

    Options

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.