Louisville, Colorado

Do you enjoy designing and developing innovative solutions to solve tough problems? Join our team to deliver technological solutions in a rapid and agile production environment. Our Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll conceptualize and deliver complex mechanical structures and systems and your technical duties include the design and development of new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

In this role, you will primarily lead secondary structures development.  You will help develop requirements and mechanical interface control drawings/documents for these installations.  You will lead conceptual, preliminary and critical design reviews.  You will perform detailed design of primary and secondary flight structures, design of GSE test hardware, design review planning and execution, test planning and coordination, and non-conformance evaluation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of the structural subsystems for the Dream Chaser Cargo System. Responsibilities will include design, analysis, production, testing, and integration of development and flight hardware.
  • Familiarity with fiber reinforced polymer composites design is required.  
  • Ability to manage and execute on structural design tasks from concept to product implementation
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Practical knowledge of engineering principles and practices

  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools

  • Familiarity working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

Preferred:

  • Understanding of applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5

  • Experience in Engineering Simulation such as Finite Element structural Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Thermal Analysis

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing, and production processes

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Louisville, Colorado

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused technology solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics and systems integration, with applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a global workforce supporting its customers

Sierra Nevada Corporation and owners Fatih and Eren Ozmen have been honored by numerous organizations as a result of their successful leadership, including: World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Inc. Tier 1 Superior Supplier for U.S. Air Force Aerospace Company of the Year Top Women-Owned U.S. Government Contractor Fastest Growing Women-Owned Company in North America Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year Living Legends of Aviation Most Influential Turkish-American Woman, No. 2 TurkOfAmerica Top 10 Most Influential Turkish Americans, TurkOfAmerica Top Woman-Owned Firm for excellence in using innovative information technology solutions Women Role Model of the Year Distinguished Business of the Year Honorary Doctorate of Science -- University of Nevada, Reno (2016) Family Owned Business Award -- Nevada Business Magazine As a tribute to the Ozmen's exceptional leadership, successful vision and extraordinarily generous employee benefits, SNC was recognized by its employees as: Reno-Tahoe's Best Places to Work Denver's Best Places to Work Florida's Best Companies to Work

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