Savannah, Georgia

Structural Design Engineer-Tech Spec lll in  GAC Savannah


Unique Skills:

The Structural Design group is responsible for providing an optimum design solution satisfying requirements for maximum inherent safety, performance in terms of weight and durability, and minimum cost of production and ownership. This job is for placement in the New Product Development team.

 

Qualified candidates will have:
- Thorough understanding of structures design criteria including design loads and durability (fatigue and corrosion)
- Solid understanding of design and manufacturing processes with a focus on design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
- Solid understanding of 3D Model Based Definition (3D MBD), and the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for details and assemblies
- Minimum 20,000 hours or 10 years experience on CATIA v5 in primary Structural Design

 

Preferred candidates will also have:
- Proficiency in CATIA v5 workbenches: part design (machined parts), sheet metal, Composite Part Design (CPD), FT&A, Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tools including use of parameters, design tables, and Visual Basic macros
- Proficiency in SmarTeam PLM database
- Prior work experience with Gulfstream aircraft design
- Experience with knowledge management processes

 

Competencies essential for the job:
- Professionally dedicated to advancing safe and efficient airplane transportation with a passion for Structural Design work
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work together in a team environment and across disciplines
- Ability to communicate technical findings and recommendations clearly
- Driven, humble, and people-oriented

 

The candidate will be ultimately responsible for producing high quality designs, ready for manufacturing, on time, at the right cost by:
- Employing all Structural Design core competencies to develop structural definition of the aircraft from conceptual layouts to final detail design
- Engaging various engineering, manufacturing, and product support teams to complete designs
- Participating in design reviews
- Participating in aircraft build support
- Interacting with suppliers and preparing technical coordination memos
- Preparing engineering reports
- Documenting, tracking, and managing design projects of various magnitude using online knowledgebases and tracking tools
- Providing technical leadership and mentoring to junior engineers


Education and Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related curriculum applicable to the respective job position required. 13 yrs specific technical discipline or 15 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines with Bachelors. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters and 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job .


Position Purpose:
Works on engineering projects containing critical problems, the solution of which requires major technological advances and extensive related development

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions: 1. Responsible for an entire engineering project of major complexity within established scope 2. Makes technical decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities 3. Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts based on broad expertise or unique specialized knowledge 4. Leads the development of innovative principles and ideas 5. Acts independently to determine improved methods and/or procedures to optimize technical product, cost and schedule requirements 6. Works under consultative direction; uses independent judgment to accomplish objectives 7. Develops standards and guides for diverse engineering activities 8. Conceives and plans investigation of broad areas of importance for which engineering precedents are lacking in areas critical to the program Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements: 1. Advanced degree in engineering or related curriculum preferred.
2. The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 176207

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: None

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 09/30/2021 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

 

 

Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.

 

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