180304 - Structural Design Engineer
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
6 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Structural Design Engineer for an opening in Mojave, CA.

Develops 3D CAD models and 2D engineering definition for detail parts, assemblies, and installations for the SpaceShipTwo.
Establishes manufacturing tolerances for production of structural components
Develops and documents system requirements and interface constraints for components
Coordinates with Analysis and Testing departments to ensure component performance in flight environments
Supports test definition to verify that components and manufacturing processes meet design intent and engineering requirements
Participates in the review, approval, and release process of engineering definition
Supports creation and review of manufacturing plans to ensure compliance with design requirements and company processes
Supports components throughout full lifecycle from prototype to final acceptance as well as modifications and repairs after installation
Uses engineering judgment to evaluate manufacturing issues and disposition nonconformance reports (NCR)

3 years or more experience design engineering for aerospace composite fabrication and assembly processes
Proficient with CATIA V5
Required Workbenches: Part Design, Assembly Design, Sketcher, Drafting, Wireframe and Surface Design
Desired Workbenches: Generative Shape Design (GSD), Composites (CPD) Experience using GD&T and ASME Y14.5M-1994 drafting standards
Knowledge of manufacturing methods for various materials (composite layup, metal machining, 3D printing, bonded assembly, mechanical assembly)
Experience designing for aerospace environments desired
Experience in the development of human spaceflight hardware desired
Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and configuration management processes
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent organizational and time-management skills Strong team player
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Accredited Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in Aeronautical and Astronautical, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering.


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

Brenda Ordaz
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x284 or (800) 927-9318 x284

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.