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R&D Design Engineer V

Inglewood, CA 90302

Posted: 02/06/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: A&D/Semi Job Number: 83950

Job Description

Defense contractor performing product development and manufacturing of various systems for military aerospace and vehicles in the Los Angeles International Airport area is searching for an experienced Design Engineer.  With a 50+ year history, we support all branches of the Department of Defense and allies around the globe on an array of programs and platforms.  We support many military prime contractors including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.


This position requires a strong background in Mechanical Engineering/Design/Analysis with an emphasis on pneumatic, mechanical and electro-mechanical components/assemblies.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the design, analysis and prototyping of mechanisms which may include linkages, levers, pneumatic devices, solenoid and motor operators. The candidate should have a broad background emphasizing work with mechanical devices and subsystems, preferably for use in military or commercial aviation.  Knowledge of airborne weapon systems and /or weapon carriage equipment is strongly desirable.
Specialist knowledge regarding structural analysis by use of Finite Element Method and classical hand calculations will be a strong differentiator for candidate selection.  Design experience with CATIA and analysis experience with ANSYS is highly desirable.  The candidate must be flexible and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment as a member of a cross functional team and as an individual contributor.  A successful candidate will be able to show evidence of their capability to excel in performance tasks as an individual contributor/specialist with a minimum of oversight, and to function well as a member of a cross-functional team.  

Job Requirements

  1. Minimum BSME, BSAE and a minimum of 12 years' experience in relevant design/analysis/development environment, preferably for military or commercial aviation.   The candidate should have knowledge of manufacture of mechanical components and assemblies with emphasis in complex electromechanical systems, or large structures.
  2. Must be able to perform structural analysis by hand calculations and finite element methods.  Knowledge of aerospace materials properties and selection as well as processing including Heat Treat and Coatings for aerospace requirements is a requirement.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in creation of design concepts using hand sketches, and CAD tools.  CAD experience in CATIA (preferred) or Creo is a plus  
  4. Knowledge of manufacturing techniques, their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.  Prior assembly or shop experience is a plus.
  5. Must be able to perform basic measurements and simple inspection processes
  6. Must have experience with MIL-STD documents, reading and interpretation of ASME Y14.5
  7. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  8. Must be able to write engineering reports, typically to document analysis and test results. Evidence of accomplishment in self-documentation of work product through technical reports, test reports etc. will be considered as a plus
  9. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is essential 
  10. Proof of Education is required
  11. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs
This candidate for position must meet export control and other special program access compliance requirements.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens, with no secondary (dual) citizenship permissible.

Base salary range $170K - $200K
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