As the Systems Structural Engineer, you will be working for JPL’s Payload and Small Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Section that is responsible for the structures, mechanisms, and mechanical systems engineering of payloads and small spacecraft across all phases of the mission lifecycle.
- Performs structural analysis utilizing classical solutions and finite element analysis (FEA) method for flight projects and/or technology tasks and/or proposal developments.
- Interfaces across flight project system teams and subject areas to develop and implement technical solutions
Performs structural design and analysis to ensure the structural integrity of space flight and airborne payload and instrument hardware, as well as associated support structures.
- Conduct flight systems structural configuration trade studies, contribute to project level verification and validation (V&V) activities, and develop structural verification plan and requirements for spaceflight missions.
- Performs detailed stress/structural analysis, dynamic analysis, and pre-test analysis, monitors & conducts static and dynamic tests, and develops test reports.
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
- Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in structural engineering, analysis, and verification of space flight structures (spacecraft or instruments), mechanisms, or opto-mechanical assemblies.
- Complete knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards related to structural analysis, finite element analysis, and structural verification testing.
- Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in structural and/or dynamics analysis resulting in contributions to the development of new theories and/or methods.
Qualification & Experience:
- Ability to develop and conduct structural verification test programs for space flight hardware.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 20 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 18 years of related experience.
- Ability to provide design recommendations, and presents structural margins & analyses to project management.
Experience in completing structural analyses of complex and unique flight mechanical systems and detailed analyses of its components.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pasadena, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A