Structural Analysis Engineer

Pasadena, CA 91102

Posted: 10/09/2019 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80405
Perform thermal and structural vibration analyses of electronic hardware designs using FEA based software tools.  Determine component temperatures for a variety of environments and assess random vibration fatigue life.  Review thermal and vibration analyses submitted by subcontractors to NASA projects.  Recommend electronic packaging design improvements based on the results of analysis.  Perform thermal vacuum testing on spacecraft electronic assemblies.  Support environmental test programs.  Support project system and design teams.  Support project team meetings and reviews, with a high degree of personal and professional responsibility.  Support continuous refinement and improvement of development methodologies and processes.  Interface with Project Managers, Project Element Managers, Task Managers, and Mission Assurance Managers to develop appropriate thermal engineering requirements and plans for Space Projects.
MUST have a current TS/SCI clearance

Education and Experience
  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Physics.
  • 10 years plus of experience in structural/thermal analysis and testing of electronic assemblies both at the board level and at the chassis level.
  • A background in electronics packaging engineering or manufacturing.
  • Capability in some thermal and structural FEA software (such as NASTRAN, ANSYS or COSMOS), thermal analysis software such as Thermal Synthesizer System (TSS), and Thermal Analyzer System (TAS), and design software such as Solid Works.
  • A background in thermal testing of space based electronic assemblies.
  • Excellent computer skills, including and use of computer-aided engineering tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including being fluent using the full Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • The ability to work with multiple interfaces.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired is a background in random vibration, shock or EMC testing of space based electronic assemblies
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