Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

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Aeronautical engineer provides full-aircraft aerodynamic configuration analysis support for the full complement of Dryden research aircraft and flight test beds.

Aeronautical Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare test plans, reports and test requests in support of ground and flight testing for multiple aircraft configurations
Actively participate in ground and flight testing as a Test Director
Data reduction and analysis of aircraft telemetry data using proprietary analysis software tools
Provide daily engineering data support to operators in theatre
Test and integration of engineering solutions to technical issues which may include computational fluid dynamics analysis
Represent the company nationally, through technical presentations and papers as an expert, consultant, and champion of specialized engineering knowledge in of the following subject areas
Anticipates and reports on future engineering challenges that will directly impact the present and future engineering objectives of the organization
Participates or directs the allocation of technical resources and professional staff to achieve objectives
Man the 24/7/365 Technical Help Desk
Perform onsite Field Service and Support activities

Aeronautical Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Aeronautical Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FAA, CFR

Education for Aeronautical Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the aeronautical engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Technical, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Science, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Education, Communication

Skills for Aeronautical Engineer

Desired skills for aeronautical engineer include:

Experience with hover systems and airship pressurization and ballonet systems is highly desirable
Related aircraft engineering disciplines
Aircraft maintenance
Avionics maintenance and flight test instrumentation
EASA
Fighter aircraft flight test methods
Control subsystems interfaces and interactions
Department of Defense research and development and acquisition processes
Guidance
Hypersonic regimes

Desired experience for aeronautical engineer includes:

Experience with takeoff/landing, mission and point performance analysis design synthesis and multi-disciplined optimization (MDO)
Understanding of technical theories/concepts and experimental and theoretical principles/practices in the fields of flight testing, aerodynamics and aircraft performance
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels throughout including the customer
Familiarity with Excel, SolidWorks
Ability to learn new software analysis tools that are used to reduce and analyze aircraft and system telemetry data
Demonstrated knowledge in automated methods of crack growth and durability analysis (such as IMAT, CGRO, LOOPIN) is a plus

Aeronautical Engineer Examples

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Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an aeronautical engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for aeronautical engineer
  • Work closely with Guidance and Control and Mechanical Engineering teams during design processes
  • Assist Part 145 companies in troubleshooting and repair activities
  • Perform product performance reviews with customers
  • Evaluate maintenance tasks and procedures and effectiveness
  • Provide input to and develop Component Maintenance Manuals
  • Perform onsite installation and commissioning support
  • Develop Training Specifications
  • Prepare and perform technical training courses as an instructor
  • Consulting the AOG support team members and Engineering support teams, when necessary, to identify eligible cases on systems and structures AOG reporting
  • Gathering the cases within a database and creating reporting templates/guidelines
Qualifications for aeronautical engineer
  • Capable of performing supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamic design including custom airfoil/wing design using gridding and CFD software
  • Test plan, execution, and data reduction of wind tunnel data to develop an aerodynamic database
  • Drag estimation of new vehicle designs
  • Vehicle stability and control experience including database generation from both CFD and wind tunnel test data
  • Aerodynamics Team Lead capable of making design decisions after weighing in on the needs and requirements off all the other engineering disciplines
  • Technical report creation and proposal writing
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Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of aeronautical engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for aeronautical engineer
  • Participating in weekly reviews with the tutor or the HO AOG support reporting project status
  • Prepare formal test plans, reports and other associated documentation in support of ground and flight testing for multiple aircraft configurations
  • Actively participate in formal ground and flight testing as a Test Director
  • Perform data reduction and analysis of aircraft telemetry and engine performance data, using proprietary analysis software tools
  • Provide daily engineering data support to fielded units
  • Develop engineering solutions to technical issues which may include computational fluid dynamics
  • Additional tasks may include aerodynamics coordination with multi-discipline teams including modification teams, logistics support, and other engineering disciplines
  • Monitor, update, and report on Program(s)/B&P/IR&D performance/status in accordance with the Capture Management and Planning (CMAP), Program Management and Planning/Tracking (PMAP/PMAT), and CPPM processes
  • With internal support from affected functional organizations, provides estimates of labor hours and material dollars required to accomplish design, development, and production activities
  • Conducting test briefings & missions as a Test Conductor and Test Director after meeting qualification requirements
Qualifications for aeronautical engineer
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Engineering Mechanics from an accredited University with five years of professional experience with a related Bachelor’s degree
  • BS in Engineering along with a minimum of 2 years' Aerospace Engineering experience
  • Experience with aircraft sizing and performance analysis/optimization
  • Strong understanding of optimization and coding methods
  • 15+ years of new vehicle design experience required
  • 15+ years of wind tunnel testing or Computational Fluid Dynamics experience required
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Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of aeronautical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for aeronautical engineer
  • Overseeing the utilization of FTE resources in support of System Development and Demonstration (SDD) testing
  • Ensuring testing to ensure it is accomplished within schedule constraints F-35 program and local operating procedures and approved Test Execution Packages
  • Participating in reviews of test plans, flight clearance documents, and aircraft operating limits
  • Ensuring accurate and timely reporting of flight test program status and results
  • Evaluate requirements and conduct trade studies to derive new air vehicle designs
  • Create aeronautical performance estimates
  • Explore new, game-changing technological integrations that may have limited prior art for reference
  • Mentor other engineers in aeronautical design principles
  • Write aircraft performance system requirements, including flight performance algorithms using natural laws affecting flight
  • Perform verification/validation activities on aircraft software including software support tools, mission planning tools, and embedded aircraft software
Qualifications for aeronautical engineer
  • Weapons Integration experience
  • 5+ years of team lead or management experience required
  • Master's or PhD in Aerospace Engineering with supersonic or hypersonic aircraft design experience
  • Candidates already experienced performing design work with CFD and generating lofts using CATIA or NX
  • BS in a Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 9 years experience in Aircraft Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of aeronautical engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for aeronautical engineer
  • Support software developers through design and implementation activities
  • Maintain documentation for upgrades to aircraft performance system software
  • Assist more senior engineers in performing studies to sustain and/or modernize aircraft systems
  • Perform activities according to set processes/procedures to remain CMMI Level 3 compliant
  • Appoint as site focal point for airworthiness requirements related issues
  • Evaluate structure integrity using classic and finite element methods
  • Employ classic analysis methods to derive loads using rigid body calculations followed by construction of shear and bending moment diagrams, with the ultimate objective of stress state interactions and fastened joint stress interactions to determine margins of safety
  • Employ finite element methods, using industry standard tools such as FEMAP and NASTRAN to develop more accurate stiffness representations of load paths to perform loads analysis, for both rigid body correlations and internal loads extraction in support of classic stress and fastened joint calculations
  • Perform analysis and assessments to show compliance with relevant aircraft and/or legislative design standards
  • Carry out of technical editing and second checking of modifications and repairs
Qualifications for aeronautical engineer
  • Experience with both rigid-body and flexible-body analysis and modeling/assessing environmental effects due to rotating/moving bodies (articulation, slosh dynamics)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
  • May travel to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally
  • Design and conduct wind tunnel experiments
  • Analyze and report wind tunnel and flight test data to create or modify an aerodynamic database
  • Experienced with data acquisition software and data post-processing techniques
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Aeronautical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an aeronautical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for aeronautical engineer
  • Designs, develops, and tests aircraft, taking into consideration the most efficient use of the natural laws affecting flight
  • Establishes structural specifications, performs stress analysis, and conducts performance tests
  • Performs duties including traceability to CNS/ATM requirements, stress & load analysis, and physical configuration audits of aircraft for the modifications
  • Evaluates compliance to civil surveillance certification requirements by producing performance assessment reports of United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft platforms
  • Performs detailed reviews of contractor deliverables and advises on acceptability for approval
  • Conducts briefings, trade studies, business proposals, progress reports, test reports
  • Development, test, and validation of mechanical designs
  • Coordination with suppliers, internal and external integrated product teams, management and the customer
  • Creation and/or modification of primary and secondary structure with 3-D CATIA models, assemblies and installations
  • Creation and/or modification of system requirements, interface/supplier control drawings, performance specifications, system checkout procedures, statements of work, trade studies, and component/ground/flight test plans
Qualifications for aeronautical engineer
  • Experienced with basic aerodynamic design principles and design software
  • Work in parallel with Performance, Stability & Control, CFD, and Propulsion Engineers to analyze a new vehicle design
  • A BS in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering, along with a minimum of 1 year in aircraft aerodynamic analysis
  • Must have experience with MATLAB
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics experience preferred, including mesh generation, CFD solution, acoustic propagation and post processing analysis
  • Master’s degree in aerospace engineering or related discipline

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