Mechanical Design Engineer(Powertrain)

Framingham, MA 01701

Post Date: 07/26/2018 Job ID: JN -072018-109919 Industry: Engineering

* The candidate must have:

* A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Automotive, or Aerospace Engineering and 5+ years technical work experience, or;
* A Master's degree in Mechanical, Automotive, or Aerospace Engineering and 3+ years technical work experience.

* Advanced SolidWorks experience - including sheet metal and/or surfacing toolsets;
* Demonstrated experience designing sheet metal and/or composite enclosures or duct systems;
* Ability to perform first order structural, thermal, and internal flow analyses;
* Experience with finite element analysis in SolidWorks Simulation or an equivalent embedded FEA tool;
* Proven experience defining or producing sheet metal drawings including selection of dimension tolerances;
* Familiarity with material selection to meet strength, weight, durability, and cost targets;
* Proven experience with rapid design cycles: taking a design from concept through detailed design, build, and test;
* Outstanding organization, analytical, and problem solving skills;
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills;
* Familiarity with basic shop tools (hand, power, mill, and/or lathe, etc.)

Highly Desired Qualifications

* Hands-on experience (work or personal) with aircraft inlet/exhaust ducting design, assembly, and maintainability;
* Proven experience designing fire-resistant and fire-proof enclosures, ducts, or shrouds for aircraft;
* Formal training and professional experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T);
* Background in designing with aerospace grade materials including fiber reinforced composites;
* Exposure to ANSYS Workbench, FEMAP/NASTRAN or any similar sophistication FEA software;
* Exposure to low or medium volume production environments, particularly in the aerospace industry;
* Familiarity with ASTM F2245 regulations;
* Familiarity with FAA AC20-135 test methods.

Job Responsibilities

* Design, analysis, and system integration activities for the Transition powerplant installation, including:

* Engine compartment fire containment & protection;
* Inlet and exhaust ducting related to engine combustion;
* Integration of fire protection with engine/generator cooling designs;
* Design cognizance of all fire-shroud fittings and penetrations;
* Functional verification and compliance testing of fire-shroud;
* Material selection for fire protection compliance, durability and low weight;
* Fire-shroud and induction ducting integration within airframe.

* Participate as a key player in the design-build-test process for the Transition, including conceptual, preliminary and detailed design, requirements definition, design reviews, prototyping, and testing;
* Coordinate and communicate effectively with other engineers, technical personnel, management, and external suppliers;
* Provide CAD work in support of design activities, direct drafting and product definition staff in the application of manufacturing drawing best practices, and define appropriate GD&T;
* Perform analyses, via hand calculations and FEA, to validate designs;
* Support and participate in testing activities - component, drive, and/or flight - as needed, including test plan creation, data analysis, and test report generation and documentation;
* Support the Certification Director with compliance and certification activities including design, test, and analysis documentation, internal and external audits, and other activities as needed.

Andrew Dickhaut

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