178318 - Senior Loads and Dynamics Engineer
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
6 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Loads and Dynamics Engineer for an opening in Mojave, CA.

The candidate will build on an intimate knowledge of all aircraft systems. The engineer will also support instrumentation planning, mission control preparation, data processing, and model evaluation for flight testing and vehicle envelope expansion.
" Support loads event simulation model development and validation of loads criteria for suborbital space missions
" Support pre-flight preparation including review of test limitations, flight test plans and procedures, flight readiness reviews, mission control room support, and post flight analysis
" Works with other engineering groups to ensure proper application of design and loads requirements
" Develop airframe design loads, component loads, fatigue spectra, and environmental specification
" Supports component level and systems level testing by characterizing vibratory flight environment for all flight phases
" Supports entry into commercial service by ensuring that regulatory and internal company requirements related to loads are met
" Develop standardized analysis and reporting tools
" Perform model updates from data collected during vehicle or component testing and data created with analytical tools
" Develop and maintain loads databases for use in analysis of WK2 and SS2 during all flight phases
" Develop and substantiate rational loads criteria and requirements for unique vehicles with unconventional configurations
" Performs dynamics model tuning

" Test planning experience is highly desired, including flight and ground testing, writing test plans, instrumentation selection and planning, and data verification
" Test execution experience is highly desired, including familiarity with standard flight test practices and safety processes
" Experiences in flight test aerodynamic and loads model validation and correlation
" Experience with full aircraft analysis - transonic required, launch vehicle desirable, supersonic highly desirable
" Working knowledge of aircraft and spacecraft systems
" Familiarity with relevant aerospace standards (FAA, FAA-AST, NASA, MilSpec, DO-160, etc.)
" Advanced programming skills: MATLAB, Python, C, C++, FORTRAN, Simulink; to include software development best practices like code review and configuration management
" CATIA V5 and NASTRAN experiences preferred. Working knowledge of Femap is desirable. Experience with ZAERO or other aeroelastic modeling tools desired

Accredited Graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, and/or equivalent, with minimum of 8 years of experience in external loads and dynamics development


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Richard Barrett
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x246 or (800) 927-9318 x246

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.