Sierra Nevada Corporation Structural Test Engineer III in Louisville, Colorado

SNC is currently seeking exceptional candidates who wish to be a part of thecommercial space revolution. Our fun, fast-paced and collaborative teamdesigns, builds, and flies the Dream Chaser Cargo System, an ambitiousflagship program to create our Nation's only commercially reusable spaceplane. With your help, we will conduct many safe and successful missionsover the next decade to deliver critical cargo to and from the InternationalSpace Station. These flights for NASA will enable us to build an unprecedentedcommercial space transportation network around the Dream Chaser, whichprovides affordable, cutting-edge orbital capability and return to Earthservices onto runways around the globe. The future of space transportation isnIn this role, you will primarily contribute to structural test planning andexecution. You will design, build, and test at the coupon, element,component, and full-scale level in order to verify customer requirements andvalidate analysis, and develop unprecedented design solutions. You will beresponsible for leading the development of test plans, test reports andassociated test hardware as well as coordination of test execution,non-conformance evaluations, and requirement verification.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Planning, specification, and execution of testing to support compositespacecraft design and verification. Responsibilities to include specificationof test methods, definition of test plans and design of associated fixturesand hardware.Support of the development of the structural subsystems for the Dream Chaserspacecraft. Responsibilities will include design, analysis, testing, andintegration of development and flight hardware.Familiarity and experience with fiber reinforced polymer composites ispreferred.Management of coupon, element and sub-system test programs from concept tocompletion including data analysis and reporting.Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validationplans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of designand development activities.Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with customerquality, cost, and schedule requirements.Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS INCLUDEUnderstanding of requirements traceability and verification processSpecification and utilization of load control systems for static load testingProject planning, prioritization and schedulingData acquisition and analysis techniques, ability to interpret data andcorrelate experimental vs analytical resultsTechnical documentation, report writing, and presentation of test resultsWork within integrated, multi-disciplinary teamsFollow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technicalactivitiesPunctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hoursOther duties as assignedANTICIPATED LABOR UTILIZATION:Review Anticipated Labor Utilization as applicable to position as stated inthe Business Area Labor Utilization MatrixCOMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible 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 managementSNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarilyreflect all duties and responsibilities of a positionEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:Requires a BS in Related FieldAt least 6 years of experience.Familiarity with CAD tools required, experience with NX preferredFamiliarity and experience with fiber reinforced polymer composites ispreferredFamiliarity with stress analysis including classical and finite elementmethods prefe