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Aerodynamicist

  • Full Time
  • Mojave, CA, USA
  • This position has been filled

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Category: Engineering
Location: Mojave, CA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Schedule: 9/80 Work Schedule
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Benefits: 100% Paid Benefits and 401k Matching
Summary:
Founded by a legendary aircraft designer, our Client is a 40-year-old aerospace company continually working to push
boundaries, prove out ideas, and influence the future. We are a rapid prototyping and manufacturing facility, designing, building, and
testing proof-of-concept and prototype vehicles. We have flown an average of one new aircraft type per year over our 40-year history
such as Proteus, GlobalFlyer, SpaceShipOne, Model 401, and Stratolaunch.
The Aerodynamicist will design, analyze, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development
environment. The work will span preliminary design, critical design development, experimental flight test engineering, and post flight
data reduction. The role often requires acting independently to perform simulation analysis, plan and execute CFD analysis, and
plan/execute/support flight tests.
Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Completing a variety of conceptual and preliminary design studies in a thorough, imaginative, and practical manner
• Analyzing aerodynamic loads, performance, stability, and control using empirical methods, hand calculations, vortex lattice
codes, CFD, and flight test data
• CFD setup and analysis of internal and external flow and post processing of associated solutions
• Employing a pilot-in-the-loop simulator to conduct performance and handling qualities evaluations
• Documenting analysis  Supporting flight test planning, execution, data reduction, and aircraft modifications
• Work on multiple projects at the same time
Required Qualifications:
• Complete understanding of fluid dynamic technical principles, theories, concepts, and design/analysis methods
• Thorough understanding of aircraft sizing, performance, and stability and control  Strong problem solving, organizational, and
communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong team player
• Strong knowledge of aerospace technologies and products
• Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical or aerospace engineering from an accredited institution  Proficiency in 3D CAD
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule  Familiarity with aeronautical analysis tools (starccm+, vortex lattice codes, datcom, matlab, etc.)
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain DoD clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
• Fight test or wind tunnel test experience
• Hands-on composites fabrication and assembly experience
• Rapid prototyping experience  Aircraft home-building experience
• Pilot’s license
• DoD secret clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience
Essential Job Functions:
• Requires mobility and the ability to bend and reach
• May infrequently require lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required; repetitive hand motion (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus for prolonged periods (i.e., computer screen)
• Ability to remain sedentary or stationary for prolonged periods of time
• Ability to write for extended periods of time
• Ability to work in an office setting for prolonged periods of time
• May be asked to carry up to 20 lbs. up and down a flight of stairs on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc.
• Occasional reaching overhead and lifting up to 15 pounds
• Ability to converse and communicate information with others
• Occasional exposure to chemical vapors and/or fumes in low non-hazardous concentration
• Potential to climb up and down steps on a daily basis
• Must be able to read and understand SDS
Salary: $84,960-$156,960