Job Summary: The candidate works within the Engineering Team to support technical problem solving and production support of composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) products primarily used in aerospace, energy, and commercial applications. The candidate demonstrates strong aptitudes in, processing, and manufacturing. The candidate performs a variety of project related tasks including production support, analysis, hands on fabrication, and testing. The candidate has passions for new energies, space, and aerospace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude and analysis of filament wound composite products
  • Basic CAD skills are required.
  • Engineering of composite materials for filament winding processes
  • Liaison between the engineering team and manufacturing
  • Complete work instructions and quality inspection forms
  • Assisting with production documentation and process audits
  • Assist with problem solving and troubleshooting on the production floor
  • Proficient in design, finite element analysis (FEA), and manufacturing software to determine the suitability of potential solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring all designs are compliant with pertinent rules and regulations.
  • Ability to create and present detailed engineering analysis reports.
  • Work in a cross-functional team to develop filament-wound composite products.
  • Provides suppliers technical direction as necessary to:
    • Specify components and assist with procurement.
    • Ensure projects meet cost and schedule targets.
  • Utilize Design for Six Sigma principles (DfSS) to create robust solutions.
  • Work with and provide technical direction to computer aided design (CAD) personnel for modeling and drafting of components and assemblies.
  • Review drawing packages to ensure conformance with established company and industry specifications and standards.
  • Specification and approval of engineering change orders (ECO).
  • Assist with periodic review of configuration management system.
  • Perform project management duties. Provide project status reports to management. Provide project status reports to customers. Control financial, schedule, and technical risks.
  • Review designs for the overall form, fit, and function of each design.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in SolidWorks/PTC Creo
  • Must be proficient in MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of FEA Software Packages
  • Basic understanding and application of:
    • Statistical design methods
    • Finite element analysis
    • Static and dynamic modeling techniques
    • Composite materials, process and fabrication methods (geared toward filament winding),
    • Data acquisition.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Works independently to complete individual tasks assigned by a team.
  • Effective organizational and communication skills.
  • Effective communication in English, both orally and written.
  • Ability to work demanding hours, as necessary, to meet project deadlines.
  • Exercises initiative or, as directed, perform additional duties to meet the needs of the organization with good judgement.

Education, Certifications and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an ABET accredited university
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Preferably Materials or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experienced professional (3 years minimum) of related product design and analysis experience. An emphasis on composites is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel up to 35%.
  • Must be United States citizen, lawful permanent resident or otherwise eligible to work in the United States
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