Kforce

Principal DoD Mechanical Engineers-Lethal Effects

3+ months agoPhoenix, AZ

Responsibilities

Kforce's client, a growing and established Defense and Aerospace company in the state of Arizona is seeking a couple of Principal DoD Mechanical Engineers with a Lethal Effects background. We are looking for candidates nationwide, willing to relocate to the state of Arizona. Once again, the positions are in Arizona. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager.Summary:The primary focus and responsibility is Lethal Mechanisms. The duties include defining -target defeat mechanism- to produce required -lethal effect- on target. In this role, the Lethal Effects Engineer establishes warhead subsystem architecture and functional modes of operation and develops warhead subsystem development specifications. There is also a subsystem focus: blast & fragmentation warheads, penetrator-forming warheads, kinetic-energy penetrators, hard-target penetrators and multi-warhead systems.Key Tasks:

  • Apply and/or develop advanced warhead technologies using scientific principles, theories and concepts to the weapon warhead system for implementation into missiles
  • Computational Mechanics: Provides direction and oversight of energetics subsystem computations from energetic thermochemistry, low-rate reaction -ballistics- analyses, high-rate -hydrocode- reactions (detonation & shock physics/explosion dynamics/penetration mechanics/impact dynamics/target kinematics), lethality & effectiveness analyses, and weapon threat vulnerability sensitivity (Insensitive Munitions) analyses
  • Provide technical oversight to the subcontractor
  • Support the Safety Engineering organization by planning and performing insensitive munitions testing and safety analyses as needed
  • Contribute to technology development roadmaps
  • Design concepts for target defeat mechanisms (warheads)
  • Design, analyze, test and evaluate warhead systems


Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in any of the following: General Engineering, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, Applied Physics or related field
  • 8 years of experience in computational mechanics or warhead engineering or equivalent (MS with 6 years or Ph.D. with 4 years of experience)
  • Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
Must have experience in:
  • Lethal effects or Warhead or Energetic Device Design & Analyses
  • Ordnance manufacturing process technologies or Insensitive Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials, etc.)
Preferred:
  • 10 years of directly related experience in computations from energetic thermochemistry, low-rate reaction -ballistics- analyses, high-rate -hydrocode- reactions (detonation & shock physics/explosion dynamics/penetration mechanics/impact dynamics/target kinematics), lethality & effectiveness analyses, and weapon threat vulnerability sensitivity (Insensitive Munitions) analyses
  • Development of warhead Technical Performance Measures (TPM), Key Product Characteristics (KPC), Key Characteristic Control (KCC)
  • Experience with ordnance manufacturing process technologies
  • Experience with Munitions mitigation technology (design, materials)
  • Experience in business development and technology road mapping
  • Demonstrated success as a team leader
  • Systems architecture as warhead subsystem designer
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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