Sierra Nevada Corporation Aerospace Engineer Sr (Stress Analyst) in Louisville, Colorado

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems business area headquartered inLouisville, Colorado, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft,space vehicles, rocket motors and spacecraft subsystems and components forthe US Government, commercial customers as well as for the internationalmarket. We are looking for those interested in working at this fast pacedenvironment, to be a part of cutting edge Spaceflight hardware design andmanufJob DescriptionAerospace structural engineers are required to support the development ofSpaceflight Mechanisms and structures, including electro-mechanicalactuators, release devices, solar array structures, deployablestructures, and other similar spaceflight mechanisms and structures.Responsibilities include design, analysis, production support, testsupport, and integration of development and flight hardware. Familiaritywith moving mechanisms, including standard manufacturing and assemblytechniques is required. Desired areas of experience include:Perform Finite Element Analysis using FEAMAP / NASTRAN and other FEM toolsAbility and desire to learn Thermal Analysis using Sinda / thermal desktopanalysis toolsFamiliarity with Spaceflight materialsExperience with spacecraft structures, spacecraft moving mechanisms, orlaunch vehicles requirementsFamiliarity with Design for manufacturing principlesExperience with Geometric dimensioning and tolerancingExperience with spacecraft design loads and environmentsFamiliarity with NASA and/or FAA structural design standardsAnalyze systems/subsystems based on customer requirements as associated withstructures and mechanisms designsParticipate in the engineering development and support ofsub-systems/products within our proven phased development process,including modeling, proof of concept, and implementation, and fieldedsystem supportConduct stress analysis on structures and mechanismsConduct Stress analysis using both classical and finite element modeling(FEM) analysis tools, static and fatigue test predictions andregressions, and certification/qualification report preparationAdditional tasks may include support for environmental testing, coordinationwith multi-discipline teams including design and test teams, and otherengineering disciplinesPreparation and presentation of materials for periodic design reviewsPunctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hoursOther duties as assignedSNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarilyreflect all duties and responsibilities of a positionCOMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, andCompliance regulations (internal and external)Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such asTime Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews,Succession Planning, etc.Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team trainingESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, asdefined by managementEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:BS minimum in related discipline10+ years previous experienceSKILLS REQUIRED:Candidates will have strong knowledge and practical experience in aircraftoperations, dynamics, and controls; familiarity with MATLAB,Solidworks; experience with 3D CAD/CAM tools is a mustModeling of flexible dynamics (NASTRAN) exposure preferredCandidate must have complete familiarity with typical aerospace programdesign, system integration, producibility, maintainability, stressanalysis requirements and proceduresCandidate must be able to conduct stress analysis on metallic and compositestructuresA background in aircraft structural analysis (metallic and composite),static and fatigue testing requirements and analysis, and finite elementmodeling (FEM) is desiredFamiliarity with and desire to learn thermal analysis is preferredMust be capable of applying knowledge toward solving problems of a researchnature, and be capable of working alon