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Structural Loads Engineer - New Glenn (Levels II - V)

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.This posting is for levels II - V and can be catered based on the individual who applies!As part of a small team, you'll work to generate and communicate structural loads to support the development of new space vehicles and test/launch facilities. Proficiency in loads analysis, to include physics-based hand calculations, finite element methods, static and dynamic structural analysis, and forcing function development is needed. Experience with simulation, mathematical modeling, data analysis, and technical writing and presentation preferred. Candidates must have a desire to take ownership of unfamiliar and sophisticated problems, be an effective communicator and deliver technically excellent results in an ambitious and sophisticated environment.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Launch vehicle Coupled Loads Analysis (CLA) development and execution, including cross-discipline interactions to ensure proper analysis inputs/assumptions and to ensure generation of desired outputs.
  • Documentation and communication of CLA and other loads results for internal, government, and commercial customers.
  • Finite Element Model development/refinement, validation, and correlation to modal tests.
  • Finite Element Model reduction using Component Modal Synthesis methods (e.g., Craig-Bampton).
  • General loads development for launch vehicles and related ground systems.
  • Development of mathematical models and simulations for loads analysis.
  • Resource-intensive computing, management of large datasets, reduction, and post-processing of data for engineering applications.
  • Other low and high frequency loads tasks as required.Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or other validated experience
    • Passion for aerospace vehicle structural loads and analysis
    • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience
    • Finite Element Modeling experience
    • NASTRAN and MATLAB proficiency
    • Ability to tackle a variety of static and dynamic structural problems using physics-based analytical methods (hand calculations, in-house tools, and 3rd party commercial analytical tools)
    • Ability to process and present data for engineering applications.
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylumDesired:
      • Spacecraft and launch vehicle loads experience
      • Spacecraft and launch vehicle structural analysis, design, build, and test experience
      • Experience with fatigue analysis and development
      • Experience with dynamic (modal) testing and correlation of structures
      • Experience with instrumentation for ground and flight tests
      • Experience with mathematical modeling, simulation, and control algorithms.
      • Experience with high performance computing, management of large sets of data.
      • Experience with the following commercial software tools: HYPERMESH, ANSYS, DMAP, iMAT (MATLAB Toolbox), PYTHON, FORTRAN, LS-DYNAThe expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Estimated hourly wage (Colorado only)Engineer - Aerospace Systems II-$84K- $141K
        Engineer - Aerospace Systems III-$105K- $176K
        Engineer - Aerospace Systems Sr-$130K- $217K
        Engineer - Aerospace Systems Prin.-$156K- $260K
        Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Export Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.BenefitsEmployee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

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