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Airframe and Aerostructures Design Engineer

Company: Feed 8
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We are seeking an Airframe and Special Projects Engineer in our Poway location. This position will report to the Aircraft and Special Projects Design Supervisor. This person will lead a design team of approximately 2-4 engineers to develop and validate aircraft and special projects structures in a rapid paced environment. This team will develop aircraft, airframes, airframe retro-fits, internal and external payloads (Pods/Pylons). The Engineer will create and support high quality, low cost designs using concise documentation while ensuring compliance with engineering principles and group procedures and company standards. Strategic Responsibilities: * Assist in the development and implement of departmental vision and strategies to drive employee engagement * Balance process compliance against innovation * Own department products and/or process/metrics and associated strategies * Identify, develop, and manage product champions * Perform as a Product Champion and/or overall strategic development of dept processes/metrics * Partner with Product team to build/maintain technical breadth and depth of department Execution: * Assist manager with tactical execution of all department activities including managing, mentoring, developing, and training. * Partner with programs to drive affordability, first time quality and cost competitiveness for all department products and indirect activities * Drive continuous process improvement and usage of common processes by department members across programs, as appropriate; influence use of existing/common tools and processes * Create/Review proposals, ensuring a balanced execution/risk posture given affordability/competitiveness objectives * Prepare/attend reviews and ensure dept products are meeting program technical, process, product, and staffing needs. Ensure design compliance with organizational policies/procedures * Responsible for engaging in internal team training and talent development to strengthen the organizational capabilities We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. Job Qualifications: * Typically requires a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelor's degree, seven or more years of experience with a master's degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. * Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership. * Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. * Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals. * Experience in generating aircraft/airframe designs that include design for Survivability requirements; Radar Cross Section (RCS) and/or IR signature control. * Experience with geometry considerations, incorporation of subsystem designs and incorporation of materials unique to the objectives of Survivability design requirements. * Ability to effectively communicate across team disciplines to create a balanced Survivability design of integrated aircraft solutions. * Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems. * Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. * Able to work extended hours as required. * Knowledge and/or application of specifications used in the certification of aircraft (JSSG, FAR25, FAR23, STANAG, NAVAIR) * Experience with Pro/Engineer (Creo) or other parametric CAD tool (CATIA V5, Unigraphics NX, Solidworks) * Experience with Windchill or other PDM Systems (Enovia, Smarteam, Teamcenter) * Experience with Microsoft Project and Excel * Experience with Design, stress analysis, tooling design, or manufacturing of primary composite structures or airframes * Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment

Keywords: Feed 8, San Diego , Airframe and Aerostructures Design Engineer, Engineering , La Jolla, California

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