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Structural Analysis & Modeling Engineeer - 2830B

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Job Title: Structural Analysis & Modeling Engineer-2830B
Department/Branch: Mission Execution
Functional Branch: Engineering
Position Type: 
Regular, Full-Time 
Grade Level: 34-36


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.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. 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.
 
Job Duties:
  • Support any Mission Execution area by evaluating, selecting, and applying standard engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, using independent judgment in making adaptations and modifications
  • Perform work which requires advanced stress analysis of critical components in aerospace ground test facilities, often in support of component design
  • Develop advanced stress analysis techniques
  • Perform finite element analysis for structural, thermal, and dynamic loading
  • Support computational fluid dynamics efforts that include structural modeling for test facilities
  • Support design group to provide review checks of analysis work
  • Perform work which involves the preparation, interpretation or review of calculations, specifications, plans, investigations, surveys, structures, systems or equipment with relatively few complex features; supports the Computational and Facility Engineering Development function with deploying and adhering to common engineering work processes throughout the TOS contract
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and execution of common work processes and procedures within Facility Technology across the TOS contract
  • 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

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of three to seven years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional education may be substituted for experience
  • Current U.S. Citizenship is required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering plus at least one year of practical experience
  • Experience with the following:
  • Finite Element theory and application (ANSYS)
  • High and low cycle fatigue, high stress and strain, and modeling analysis and modeling
  • Non-linear modeling and temperature dependent non-linear material behavior
  • NSMS and strain gage data analysis
  • Dynamic data analysis, FFT, and frequency domain analysis
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and use various methods of communication
  • Active Secret Security Clearance

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

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, 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 careers@nas-llc.us.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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