204482 - Mechanical Engineer
Up to $52.93 DOE
11 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for a contract opportunity in Littleton/Waterton, CO.

- Perform structural dynamic analyses for spacecraft flight hardware.
- Produce and maintain models generated from both in-house and commercially available software codes, that simulate mechanical loading conditions, dynamic environments (shock and vibration), and mechanism motions.
- Perform loads development (primary structure and component level), shock and vibration environments determination and component and system level testing and data evaluation.
- Document analysis in formal reports that are clear, adequately detailed, and timely.
- Define and integrate Dynamics requirements into the system baseline.
- Prepare test plans/requirements for: static, separation dynamics, vibration, modal and shock tests. Analyze and document the results in post-test reports.
- Present analysis and test results at program reviews such as Technical Interchange Meetings, Engineering Review Boards, Test Readiness Reviews, and Design Reviews.
- Provide rapid analysis results to support trade studies and rapid prototype development
- Mentor junior engineers and cross train other engineering fields.

• Advanced knowledge and/or experience with static and structural dynamics analysis
• Experience with finite element modeling using NX or equivalent
• Proficient in programming and use of MATLAB (or equivalent) for analysis and data manipulation
• Advanced understanding of missile and/or spacecraft structures, statics, strength of materials, structural dynamics principles, and methods.
• Experience evaluating designs using rigid body or flexible body analysis methods and tools
• Experience with Nastran, Abaqus, ADAMS, LS-Dyna, Matlab, Mathcad and/or CREO
• Proficiency with modern substructure modeling and assembly technology and component mode synthesis methods such as Craig-Bampton sub structuring.
• Proficiency with composite and metallic structures and associated structural analysis.
• Experience in the planning and execution of static, vibration, acoustic, modal, and shock tests for aerospace flight hardware
• Creativity/innovation to tackle issues related to anomalous performance of any aspect of a mechanical system.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with adjacent disciplines (e.g. systems engineering, aerodynamics/stress analysis, design, test) in a highly integrated team environment
• Ability and desire to assume ownership of tasks and drive to closure quickly and efficiently

Bachelor's Degree


Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Emmanuel Morgan
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x239 or (800) 927-9318 x239

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.