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Associate Engineer- Structures at Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Associate Engineer- Structures

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Manassas, VA Full-Time

Associate Engineer- Structures

Job Code 3412

Location Manassas, VA

Location/s Cambridge, MA, Manassas, VA, Multiple Locations

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Associate Engineer- Structures

This is a Structural Design Engineer position in the Aerostructures Engineering Organization. Working independently and collaborating with other engineers, the successful candidate will serve as a member of the Design Group supporting preliminary and detail design of primary and secondary airframe structure. Primary product lines for design activities will be unmanned aerial vehicles, modification of existing aircraft structures, fixed and rotary wing, and design-to-build activities for commercial and military aircraft including composite and metallic primary and secondary structure, mechanical system components/routings and electrical/avionics systems component installations. There will be opportunities for hands-on experience with manufacturing, assembly, and testing while also engaging other engineering disciplines.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Produce airframe structural configuration layouts and detail designs including preliminary sizing, joint layouts, interface boundary definitions of parts and assemblies employing metallic and composite materials.

  • Create and maintain CAD solid models and drawings of installations, assembly and detail components that meet all requirements such as structural integrity, interface boundaries, weight and cost targets as directed by the project engineer.

  • Coordinate with members of stress, manufacturing, procurement, quality control and other departments as required to mature the design from conception to production.

  • Create documentation to support design decisions and to identify and resolve potential issues.

  • Participate in periodic design reviews to ensure designs meet the requirements

  • Prepare detail design packages for review, check and release.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen, Green Card Holder or Permanent Resident.

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering.

  • Familiar with industry standards for the manufacture, repair and assembly of composite components for aerospace.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and written

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

    Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with materials and processes development for structural parts and assemblies utilizing composite and metal materials.

  • Experience with manufacturing composite parts and assemblies including manufacturing processes, quality buyoff and manufacturing work orders/documentation.

  • Experience in composite materials research and development for Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and quality improvements methods to assure product(s) quality, cost, and schedule requirements are met or exceeded.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maneuver around equipment in test labs and on aircraft and work in a manufacturing facility supporting all elements of composite and metal manufacturing.

    Travel may be required.

    Aurora Company Overview

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Auroras innovation is combined with Boeings size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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