Digital Prospectors Structural Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts
Job Type: Contract
Recruiter: Steve Merriman at https://digitalprospectors.com/our-team/steve-merriman
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Job Title: Structural Engineer
Location : Lexington, MA
Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance without incident is desired.
The Structural & Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group provides innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions though the development of advanced mechanical and aerospace technologies for sea, ground, air, and space-based prototype systems for national security applications. Examples include the development of structural-material systems for space borne imaging and laser communication terminals, heat exchangers for high-flux laser and RF solid-state devices, and aerodynamic designs and multifunctional materials for UAV platforms. Engineering solutions are developed through the utilization of appropriate technologies coupled with high-fidelity models and multidisciplinary simulations, environmental and performance characterization testing, and the utilization and development of advanced materials to optimize solutions to meet ever increasing performance, size, weight, and environmental challenges.
Position Scope/Job Functions
Perform structural analyses and testing for high performance sensors and payloads in a space environment. Use of finite element analysis to predict mechanical response quantities including displacements and stress to meet structural integrity and mechanical system requirements. Specific analyses include predicting the structural response and behavior due to inertial and pressure loads, thermal environments, harmonic and random vibration disturbances, and shock environments. The candidate must have experience specifically using MSC/NASTRAN commercial finite element software. The candidate should have experience with vibration and shock testing to characterize, anchor, and validate models as well as to perform environmental testing. Experience with optical systems and the field of optomechanics is desired.
Ability to perform structural analysis and testing for space payloads
Structural analysis using MSC/Nastran
Vibration and shock testing experience
Experience performing structural design, analysis, and testing for optical systems. Knowledgeable in the field of optomechanics
Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set
A B.S. degree with at least one year of experience in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering is required. The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and to clearly describe results in oral presentations and written reports is desired.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!
The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!
Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!
Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.
ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:
Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.
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