Vector-Launch, Inc. (formerly known as VECTOR)
  • Huntington Beach, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Company Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA & FSA, 2 weeks PTO, 10 paid holidays, 5 days sick leave, 401K, Shares, and life insurance

Job Summary

The Senior Structural Analyst will be part of the Vector Structures and Mechanisms group, working to develop innovative designs for our composite and metallic structures and mechanisms. The role will give you the opportunity to be hands on and lead efforts to develop a highly optimized design, through the development and application of efficient and innovative structural analysis and structural testing methods.

Essential Functions

Take a practical and efficient approach to perform stress analysis on launch vehicle composite structures and metallic components using hand calculations and Finite Element Analysis (Nastran, NX Simcenter Linear and non-linear FEM creation and validation)

  • Author/check stress reports and structural test plans
  • Drive development of companywide stress methods, tools and material development
  • Verify preliminary analyses of design engineers and junior analysts
  • Suggest design changes to meet functional, strength, and weight requirements
  • Provide guidance and technical support for junior analysts and design engineers

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

Education: B.S. in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics

Experience (Years): 5+

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years of directly applicable experience on launch vehicle or similar primary structures, performing hand calculation stress analysis (per industry standard stress methods: Bruhn, Niu, etc.) and FE analysis (Nastran Linear/Non-Linear analysis) on primary composite and metallic structures.
  • Strong practical intuition for aerospace structures and mechanical design
  • Strong communication skills and highly collaborative

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience using high-level CAD system (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Experience with composite material manufacturing, qualification and testing.
  • Composite part design, layup mold design and/or bonding fixture design.
  • Experience with metrology, interpretation and /or operation.
  • Coding experience writing algorithms in common languages (Python, VBA, C++, etc.), and Macros in Excel (VBA).
  • Startup Experience.

Computer Skills:

Required: Word, Excel, Powerpoint,

Preferred: Teamcenter, Java, MATLAB, Jira,

Travel: Up to 25%

Citizenship: U.S. Person or permanent resident (Green Card)

Vector-Launch, Inc. (formerly known as VECTOR)
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