Engineer Structural 4

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Structural Analysis Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Redondo Beach location.

Essential Functions:

  • Finite element analysis of spacecraft primary and secondary structures
  • Collaboration with design engineers to insure structural integrity
  • Performance of detailed stress analysis using classical hand analysis and FEA
  • Development of FEA models for structural analysis
  • Analysis of bolted and bonded Joints
  • Calculation of margins of safety on primary and secondary structure
  • Analysis of fittings and fasteners
  • Interaction with internal and external customers
  • Documentation of analysis results, methods and calculations
  • Support of structural testing including pre-test analysis, sensor selection and installation, data reduction and model correlation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, from an accredited university and 9 years of engineering experience OR Masters of Science degree in Aerospace, Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university and 7 years of experience in engineering
  • Knowledge of stiffness analysis, strength analysis, thermal distortion analysis, composite materials analysis, fracture mechanics analysis, FEA, and classical hand analysis
  • Experience using industry standard structural analysis software (NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, MATHCAD, etc.)
  • Must have active, in scope SCI clearance
  • Experience working in a spacecraft analysis team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years of Space hardware structural analysis engineering experience
  • Knowledge of random response, hardware testing, and model correlation
  • Big picture awareness of acoustic, vibration and shock concerns
  • Proficiency with analysis tools like FEMAP, NASTRAN, PATRAN, and MATHCAD)

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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