Senior Structures Engineer
3 days ago
Strong understanding of structures fundamentals: statics, mechanics of materials, stress/strain.
Ability to perform hand calculations and spreadsheet first order models to inform path forward before jumping into detailed design.
Strong focus on good architecture to ensure designs are robust in natureDefine and document driving load cases for systems and components.
Design primary structure and size components to meet these load cases with adequate margin.
Develop hand calculations, spreadsheet and scripted models, and FEA models to predict deflection, stress, modes, etc.
Run modes, statics, and dynamics FEA and progress FEM as needed. Gate model maturity with type of analysis needed and state of hardware design.
Define and execute tests to verify designs. Tap or twang tests, static tests, vibration tests. Implement DAQ systems and post process data using higher level languages (Python preferred).
Support failure reviews and root cause analysis with test data and structural analysis.
Present structures status to other team members, provide clear understanding of timelines and technical statusProvide structures inputs to build out lab space and infrastructure.
Support mechanical, electrical, and software team’s development efforts with necessary structures inputs.