Stratolaunch, LLC Mechanical Engineer II in Mojave, California
Stratolaunch is developing air-launch platforms to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not otherwise exist. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.
To achieve these efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Mechanical Engineer II to design, integrate, test, and maintain mechanical systems for prototype high-speed aircraft. Areas of focus may include landing gear, flight controls, primary and secondary structure, propulsion, etc. Tasking may include both flight and ground hardware. An ideal candidate will have mechanical design experience with aerospace flight hardware. You must be comfortable with supporting your design through the entire design life cycle – from conceptual through integration and test. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.
Lead the design, build, and component level testing of mechanical systems and hardware
Perform structural and thermal analysis of mechanical components and/or assemblies
Spec and order hardware, as required, to fabricate your designs
Create component and assembly drawings for all hardware
Assist mechanics in integrating all components and assemblies onto the vehicle
Test components and/or assemblies to prepare for integrated ground testing
Develop engineering tools, as needed, to complete their tasking
Regular and comprehensive communication to your lead
Travel, as needed, to support the department
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments
Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines: mechanical design, structural engineering, thermal analysis, kinematics, component or assembly level mechanical testing, electrical and/or instrumentation experience
Experience with ground test hardware, including releasing engineering definition and developing work instructions
Experience with metal component design, both billet machined components and weldments
Experience with component-level or subsystem level test planning and execution
Experience with aerospace-grade hardware and mechanical design best practices
Computer Aided Design tools – Siemens NX (preferred) or Solidworks
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to explainrationale and/or resolve concerns
Ability to work on their own initiative
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities
Position is based in Mojave, CA
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 2-plus years of engineering experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.
Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.
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Job Category: Engineering