Aerospace Engineer Job Description

Aerospace Engineer Job Description

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Aerospace engineer provides technical leadership to Electro-Mechanical Actuation system/component design and development as per Aerospace industry standards and prevailing engineering practices for Aerospace.

Aerospace Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for technical design and development, internal/external customer design reviews, and technical documentation
Perform calculations to determine rocket trajectories and flight worthiness
Perform Monte Carlo computational dispersion analyses
Will serve as Flight Performance Engineer for sounding rocket missions throughout the mission lifecycle
Document the results of complex analysis and design tasks
Design, develop, troubleshoot and analyze new and advance projects
Participate in technical design/modification negotiations with customers
Brief customers on technical development projects
Perform post-flight data reduction, analysis and evaluation for presentation to the customer
Provide technical and product application support directly with customers and to Authorized Distributors (AD’s), and Vertical Strategic Account Managers (SAM’s) to help drive opportunity creation, new business wins, and overall sales growth in the assigned territory

Aerospace Engineer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Aerospace Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOA, FAA, EASA, FV-J, FV-I, DAWIA, FACTOR, SELECTIVE, MTC, STC

Education for Aerospace Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the aerospace engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Education, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physical Science

Skills for Aerospace Engineer

Desired skills for aerospace engineer include:

Configuration control
Engineering principles and practices
Peer review process
Technical communication
But not limited to parametric design
Fundamentals of flight mechanics
Industry standard aerospace principles
Model-based definition
Excel and PowerPoint
MS Word

Desired experience for aerospace engineer includes:

5+ years of experience with calculating fixed-wing air vehicle performance for conventional and short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft
BS degree in Engineering with 4+ years of experience with aerospace engineering or a MS degree in Engineering
Ability to be highly motivated to quickly expand knowledge and expertise
BS degree in EE or Aeronautical Engineering
Knowledge of current SDR platforms, including Ettus USRPs, Xilinx Zync, or Epiq preferred
MS degree in EE, Aeronautical Engineering, or other related technical field

Aerospace Engineer Examples

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Aerospace Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an aerospace engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for aerospace engineer
  • Assist with various analyses to develop and optimize the system architecture
  • Research and assess program vulnerabilities
  • Use STK to model capabilities and performance
  • Create manufacturing processes for complex machined parts
  • Interpret and understand customer requirements in the form of drawings, parts lists and specifications, and ensure these requirements are met within the completed part
  • Create clear and concise technical documents, drawings, instructions and specifications
  • Document all processes, bill of materials, and requirements within the Enterprise Reporting Portal system
  • Work with numerous departments to effectively create and launch new processes
  • Coordinate the design, build, and try-out of equipment within a given time line for a particular product in cooperation with manufacturing and engineering
  • Lend assistance to other departments in their involvement with equipment/process planning/manufacturing and scheduling issues
Qualifications for aerospace engineer
  • Experience with missile fuse characteristics
  • BA or BS degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Knowledge of using and populating model base system engineering tools, including Magic Draw and Doors preferred
  • Experience with propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of guidance and communications systems
  • Experience with US government systems
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an aerospace 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 aerospace engineer
  • Act as liaison between Production and the Engineering group
  • Maintain project timeline and consistently meet customer deadlines
  • Provide assistance with the management of the AS9100 Quality Management System
  • Liaise with suppliers on issues related to manufacturing, engineering
  • Assist in the preparation of quotations as required
  • Ensure that all environmental and health and safety aspects are taken into account with the development of new processes and equipment
  • Assist with air vehicle design to meet program requirements
  • Perform aero modeling, to include both 2D and 3D external flow analysis
  • Analyze air vehicle performance
  • Interface with other engineering groups, particularly the Guidance and Control and Mechanical design groups
Qualifications for aerospace engineer
  • Experience in application of system engineering processes related to safety analysis of complex aircraft components and systems
  • BS degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or applied science
  • 2+ months in the field of autonomous air vehicle guidance navigation control (GNC), target state estimation (T) or aerodynamics (Aero)
  • Ability to evaluate vehicle configuration data to determine flight worthiness in terms of vehicle performance, flight dynamics, fluid mechanics, structural integrity, thermodynamics, and vehicle propulsion
  • Analytical skills to support studies of vehicle trajectory, performance, structural and mass properties and stability characteristics
  • Understanding of sensor operation and capabilities with ability to analyze previous mission data to assess past performance and recommend changes to enhance performance or sensors on future missions
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Aerospace Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an aerospace engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for aerospace engineer
  • Overall tasking will be to support the analysis, design, fabrication and testing of a subscale wind tunnel model to support the UPSTAR Program
  • Assists in the coordination and execution of analysis and design inputs to the full size UPSTAR development program
  • Use aerospace experience to perform classical hand stress analysis, finite element stress analysis and fracture analysis
  • Prepare structural analysis reports and work with other engineers to find resolutions to problems
  • Develop mathematical models to match the physics of the system under evaluation including proper analysis methods/tools, proper boundary conditions, and appropriate material properties
  • Interpretation of analytical results and pertinent recommendations pertinent to system improvement
  • Preparation of technical reports and presentations of work product to both internal and external customers
  • Provide MRB disposition recommendation(s) as needed
  • Architect high-fidelity multiple degree-of-freedom flight mechanics and vehicle dynamics simulation
  • Evaluate simulation output versus actual test data
Qualifications for aerospace engineer
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (requires US Citizenship) required
  • Some exposure to spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations
  • Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Applicant should have coding experience and proficiency in Matlab
  • Candidate have experience in object oriented coding in C++ with control system design experience
  • Candidate must have a minimum of two years of related experience is required
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Aerospace Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an aerospace 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 aerospace engineer
  • Capable of applying new developments and experienced judgment to solve novel or obscure problems
  • Responsible for completing and providing Product Quality Deficiency Reports (PQDR)
  • Knowledge and skills in applying aerospace engineering concepts, principles, theories, methods and practices are required
  • Evaluate damage reports and recommend restrictions, limitations, or course of action to restore structural integrity
  • Respond to all USAF engineering requests within customer dictated turn-around times and/or priority levels
  • Requires a comprehensive understanding of technical project management for the controlled and disciplined application of aerospace engineering for flight safety critical components
  • Assist in the development and implementation of aerospace engineering related policies, standards and procedures
  • Functions as the organization’s technical specialist in design and development engineering for critical systems and subsystems
  • Address any areas of concern or non-compliance as requested by the Maintenance Manager or customer
  • Liaising with the USAF SPO Chief Engineer on all reliability & maintainability engineering requirements
Qualifications for aerospace engineer
  • Current Active DoD Security Clearance preferred, must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance
  • Experience with requirements, interfaces, and risk assessment
  • Mechanical and Electrical Test Engineering
  • System Test Engineering
  • Flight Test Engineering
  • Flight Test Director
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of aerospace engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for aerospace engineer
  • Provide engineering and CAD services to the customer
  • Technical analysis and Enovia (Product Lifecycle Management) release actions
  • Will review work by Co-Ops, junior engineers, and peer engineers
  • Will develop and coach others on the CDI team
  • Support Johnson Space Center’s activities for long duration space flight through the JETS Contract
  • Use finite element modeling techniques using FEMAP or PATRAN for finite element model development and NASTRAN for solution
  • Analyze aerodynamic impacts due to external modifications, loads impacts due to external and internal modifications, developing mission profiles based on customer requirements
  • Participate in the engineering development and support of new / modified / reengineered subsystems / products within our proven phased development process, including modeling, proof of concept, and implementation, and fielded system support
  • Additional tasks may include support for wind tunnel, and aerodynamics coordination with multi-discipline teams including modification teams, logistics support, and other engineering disciplines
  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate all of the activities of the assigned project or service requests
Qualifications for aerospace engineer
  • Process Planning Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial) from a top-rated engineering school
  • Candidate will be a member of the Test Operations Engineering organization functioning as a Test Conductor
  • Responsible for the safe execution of Orion MPPF testing, SLS Integrated Testing and all Ground Systems testing for GSDO and International Space Station Operations
  • Responsible for authoring, reviewing and executing work plans for Integrated Test and Check Out and Integrated Systems Verification and Validation
  • Participates in GSDO firing room console activities for flight and ground hardware processing by monitoring and integrating daily test activities

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