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Mass Properties Engineer III (Dream Chaser)

Company: Sierra Nevada
Location: Humble
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Mass Properties Engineer III (Dream Chaser) The Dream Chaser lifting body spacecraft program is in need of self-starting, outgoing, and efficient engineers to join the Integrated Vehicle Performance team. The Integrated Vehicle Performance team is responsible for the technical integration of the Dream Chaser spacecraft by collecting, managing, and analyzing the spacecraft mass properties, power requirements, design driving scenarios, on-orbit attitude assessments, consumables, top level CAD integration, and other performance metrics. The Integrated Vehicle Performance team creates these reports and analyses by facilitating integration among the design teams, functional areas, and operations. These reports and analyses are carefully crafted to provide the level of fidelity which facilitates a complete understanding of the integrated vehicle. The Integrated Vehicle Performance team is charged with understanding the vehicle system as a whole and managing margin such that the design meets or exceeds requirements. This position requires leadership, ingenuity, resourcefulness, accountability, and technical breadth so that creative solutions can be found to complex and dynamic problems.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Provide mass properties engineering in accordance with industry standards and Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) best practices. Analyze mass properties impacts of internal and external modifications, and impacts to systems and subsystems. Analyze and account for changes in mass properties throughout program lifecycle.Model and calculate mass properties data to support all phases of project development. Translate customer requirements into mass models for development of mission profiles. Analyze mission configurations using 2D drawings and 3D CAD. Generate mass properties distributions for modifications and integrate with OEM data for input to structural loads models. Manage subcontractor efforts related to mass properties including vendor weight control. Lead weight reduction tasks.Articulate mass properties requirements, risks, opportunities, and status at formal design reviews to both internal and external customers.Prepare and give technical presentations to management and customers.Perform weight and balance testing/measurements of components and final products. Coordinate mass properties requirements with multi-disciplinary teams including maintenance, production, logistics support, flight test, flight operations and other disciplines.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Follow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technical activities.Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours.Other duties as assigned.COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external).Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management. SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position. Job Requirements: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:6+ years of related experienceBS in Related Field.Candidates will have strong knowledge of aerospace vehicle life cycle design and experience in aircraft/spacecraft operations.Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams is required.Knowledge and recent use of MATLAB or python is required.Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and 3D CAD/CAM tools (Nx preferred).Familiarity with SAWE and American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Recommended Practices and Standards, Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) and FAA airworthiness regulations.Familiarity with aerospace system design and integration, testing, manufacture, and maintainability, including familiarity with best practices in mechanical, electrical, and systems design.Ability to decompose large complicated problems into manageable pieces, understand problems from different points of view, and explain issues/solutions to other engineers and management.Ability to parse data from multiple sources, process it, develop useful conclusions, and then communicate the results to the program.Strong propensity for System-level thinking. An ability to understand wide-reaching impacts of decisions across the system.Must be able to work in a highly collaborat IMPORTANT NOTICES:To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.ive, fast paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities.Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.Associated topics: cae, catia, bsme, design, fluid, mechanical engineer, thermal, turbomachinery, vehicle, vibration

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