Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
We are bringing 800 new jobs to Huntsville, Alabama and building a state-of-the art advanced manufacturing facility where we will produce our industry-leading solid propulsion systems and our next-generation rocket engine. Our efforts to build on our existing presence in Huntsville are in full swing. Defense-related program management, engineering and related support positions will be housed at this site, home of Aerojet Rocketdyne's Defense headquarters and Rocket Shop Defense Advanced Programs.
Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior Structures and Dynamics Engineer for this Huntsville, AL location. In this role, you will perform structural analysis to verify product designs meet structural performance requirements. Perform structural modeling of rocket motor hardware components:
Conduct closed form solutions on hardware and solid propellant grains, to structurally analyze joints and preliminary size components for pressure and thermal gradient boundary conditions. Materials will be a combination of isotropic, viscoelastic and composite. Thermal gradients and pressure distributions, as well as specified mechanical loads for these models will be provided by other analysis team members.
Use solid CAD models provided by other team members, to generate FEA mesh in ANSYS, or ABAQUS. The above loads and pressures will be used in these models.
Perform static structural analysis and assess operating margins.
Generate and provide analysis reports and presentation materials to analysis team and customers documenting FEM and analysis results.
Report status and results of analysis tasks at design and program reviews.
Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of directly related experience.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree strongly desired. PhD a plus.
Experience in performing linear, non-linear and dynamic structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification for solid rocket motors desired.
Experience using finite element analysis tools such as ANSYS expected.
Experience with ANSYS Mechanical APDL programming desired.
Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected.
The ability to coordinate with other team members for loads and an understanding of customer specified aerospace structural requirements is required.
An ability to analyze static & dynamic loads, material nonlinearities and structural instabilities is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13727
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments. In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.