Title: Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer - Piping - 2501
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Pay Type: Exempt
US Citizenship Required
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground and flight test. Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer with piping design experience to join our team in Tullahoma, TN.
The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer will have experience with piping and pipe support design. This Engineer will independently perform complex design and analysis tasks, lead teams (medium to large in size) in development of designs, check design packages, lead design reviews, and mentor/oversee early career engineers.
Mechanical Design Engineers design, evaluate, analyze, and assist in the fabrication and installation of hardware across the complex. Mechanical design engineers work closely with test and system engineers in development of design requirements and ensuring proposed designs meet those requirements. Close coordination with manufacturing is required to ensure economic designs.
Some specific tasks associated with this type of work include (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Serve as the design point of contact or lead designer on complex projects. Work with the project managers and project engineers to ensure that design input into cost, schedule, and other project-level decisions is accurate and complete.
- Design new and modify existing complex piping systems to meet applicable codes and standards; providing flexibility, thermal, and structural analysis to support the proposed design.
- Perform and check stress analysis of piping for different conditions (thermal, seismic, wind, etc).
- Perform and check fatigue analysis of piping systems.
- Develop procurement documentation and provide engineering guidance to support the procurement of piping or piping components necessary for the fabrication and installation of the proposed design.
- Review specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation.
- Design piping supports for complex systems and prepare associated calculations.
- Lead development of estimates (cost and schedule) for design deliverables.
- Provide guidance to and check the work of less experienced engineers.
- Support development of procedures and guidelines for standardization of work processes.
- Coordinate with the appropriate system engineer, craft supervisor, and/or work planner to ensure that hardware is fabricated and installed in accordance with the approved design package.
- Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
- It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- B.S. degree in chemical or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university plus 7 to 9 years of progressive and relevant experience in the design and analysis of mechanical or process systems.
- Current United States citizenship is required.
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
- Minimum 5 years of experience with ASME B31.3 piping design
- Experience in working with fabrication and machine shops.
- Familiarity with Caesar II or other piping flexibility analysis software packages.
- Familiarity with Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD software packages.
- Basic skill in oral and written communication.