Principal Structural Engineer

Principal Structural Engineer

 

A Principal Structural Engineer on the Structural Engineering team is responsible for the development, design, analysis, test, and lifecycle of the airframe and its components of Aircraft and Spacecraft.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, analysis, and optimization of airframe structures for aircraft
  • Develop and analyze airframe structural concepts, materials, and manufacturing methods
  • Collaborate with other engineers and cross-functional teams to ensure the airframe design meets performance and safety requirements
  • Conduct trade studies and make recommendations for material selection and structural configuration based on performance, weight, and cost
  • Develop and implement structural testing plans, including static, dynamic, and fatigue testing
  • Analyze and interpret test results and provide recommendations for design improvements
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Provide technical support during manufacturing and assembly
  • Hold design reviews and provide technical guidance and recommendations to other team members

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience in airframe structural design, analysis, and optimization for aircraft or spacecraft
  • Experience with CAD software (NX), FEA (Nastran and Femap) and other engineering analysis tools
  • Familiarity with metallic high strength alloys and manufacturing techniques
  • Strong knowledge of aerospace materials, structures, and systems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance

 

If this position sounds like something of interest to you, please apply directly or send an email to m.mallorie@evona.com

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

ATLANTA, GA
LEAD MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
FULL-TIME / ON-SITE

We are recruiting with an exciting startup who are developing a hypersonic aircraft with the view of radically accelerating air travel. They have partnered with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges.

These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft.

The Manufacturing Team are the boots on the ground. We have a vast array of experiences ranging from welding, additive, tube bending, machining, integration, and avionics. We are a lean team who are responsible for building a vehicle that will fly. We provide crucial design feedback to our engineering team and can rapidly iterate on design and assembly. 

The Opportunity:

  • You will lead and develop a team of manufacturing engineers
  • You will mentor and foster the continual technical and professional development of team members
  • You will work with the design engineering team to drive simplicity into the vehicle systems and their integration at a complex level
  • You will build a medium to long-term direction for integration engineering team to address coming challenges and to meet company goals
  • Coordinate and execute development, qualification, and acceptance testing of systems, tooling, and facility improvements needed to meet production rate requirements
  • You will be a vital part of the relationship between our engineering and technician team
  • You will drive root-cause analysis and corrective action recommendations/implementation
  • You will apply process improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. value stream mapping, problem solving, visual management, etc.) to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues; increase production rates; and remove waste from complex processes
  • You will manage projects and execute to tight timelines while effectively communicating to and influencing stakeholders
  • You will work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and test requirements, then implement in a rapidly evolving production environment

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of industry product design, development, or build integration & test experience, specifically focused on integrated systems
  • 1+ years of experience performing fabrication and assembly
  • Strong communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor and will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
  • Ability to make appropriate assumptions and perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to create rationale for clear recommendations
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing, or design for manufacture and product development life cycle, or quality tools including root cause and corrective action, PFMEAs, QMS and process auditing and statistical analysis of quality metrics
  • Experience with metallic manufacturing techniques and equipment for processes such as CNC fabrication, welding (orbital tube and TIG), precision cleaning, forming, inspection, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

Desired Multipliers

  • Experience in a startup development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program
  • Experience working with Inconel and Titanium
  • Experience working with 3D printed parts, castings, or forgings
  • Experience transitioning parts from first articles to production

Benefits:

Salary: $110,000 – $160,000
 

  • Three months parental leave (up to one month additional unpaid)
  • Stock options (with all fulltime offers, potential for more based on performance)
  • Umlimited PTO (plan it, take it and don’t look at your emails)
  • 401k
  • 100% employer paid healthcare (health, dental and vision for employees and dependants)
  • End of year bonuses (for eligible employees)
  • Onsite gym Dog friendly offices
  • Weekly paid office lunches

 

Structural Test Engineer

ATLANTA, GA
STRUCTURAL TEST ENGINEER
FULL-TIME / ON-SITE

We are recruiting with an exciting startup who are developing a hypersonic aircraft with the view of radically accelerating air travel. They have partnered with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges.

These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Structural Test Engineer to join our Structures Team. As a Structural Test Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the structural integrity and reliability of our cutting-edge aerospace systems and components through rigorous testing, analysis, and validation processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Structural Testing: Plan, design, and execute structural tests to validate the performance and safety of aerospace components and systems
  • Test Design: Develop test plans, procedures, and protocols for both static and dynamic structural tests, ensuring they align with project objectives and industry standards
  • Test Fixture Design: Develop the rigging and test fixture requirements / design for the various testing conditions
  • Test Instrumentation: Develop the plan to instrument test articles to capture the required test data and response
  • Data Analysis: Analyze test data to assess the structural performance, stress, and stiffness of components, making recommendations for improvements and refinements. Correlate test data to test predictions
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers and technicians, to ensure effective communication and alignment on testing requirements
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure adherence to all safety protocols and industry standards in structural testing and maintain compliance with relevant regulations
  • Documentation: Maintain detailed records of test procedures, results, and findings, and contribute to comprehensive technical reports
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement, recommend innovative testing methods, and actively contribute to the enhancement of structural testing capabilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in structural testing, particularly in an aerospace or high-performance engineering environment
  • Strong knowledge of structural analysis and finite element analysis tools such as FEMAP and NX Simcenter
  • Familiarity with CAD tools such as NX
  • Proficiency in data analysis and visualization tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Safety-conscious mindset with a commitment to quality and compliance

Manufacturing Engineer – Structures

ATLANTA, GA
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER- STRUCTURES
FULL-TIME / ON-SITE

We are recruiting with an exciting startup who are developing a hypersonic aircraft with the view of radically accelerating air travel. They have partnered with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges.

These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft.

The Engines team is responsible for the engine development efforts that will propel all of the hypersonic vehicles.

Through multi-disciplinary efforts to develop air-breathing engines that facilitate ground take-off and flight at supersonic and hypersonic speeds, they are addressing challenges that very few engineers have the opportunity to solve and doing so at a strategic and rapid pace.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone to join the team as they dive into the design of the first flight engines.

The Opportunity:

  • You will be responsible for the build and inspection processes for the structural assembly and testing of primary and secondary structures.
  • You will develop, qualify, and refine manufacturing processes to meet all design and business requirements including safety, quality, efficiency, and delivery
  • You will collaborate with other engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to solve large-scale production challenges
  • You will resolve product non-conformances and collaborate with the quality team to implement root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • You will lead improvement projects to ensure that safety, reliability, and process capability goals are achieved, maintained, and improved
  • You will be a vital part of the relationship between our engineering and technician team
  • You will provide input into the design and development of new and existing hardware and take a lead role in the manufacturing and integration of our current and next-generation vehicles
  • You will identify, plan, and execute on capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet production demand
  • You will develop and refine floor layouts, capacity models, and product flow analysis to ensure on-time delivery of the vehicle as a whole
  • You will apply process improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. value stream mapping, problem-solving, visual management, etc.) to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues; increase production rates; and remove waste from complex processes
  • You will manage projects and execute to tight timelines while effectively communicating to and influencing stakeholders
  • You will train technicians, engineers, and leaders on best-in-class operations practices by leading process improvement workshops; providing training and information briefs on key topics; and personally, demonstrating by implementing solutions in the area
  • You will work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and test requirements, then implement in a rapidly evolving production environment
  • You will ideate and implement tooling and test solutions, enabling high-quality built hardware

About You:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in space, aviation or aerospace manufacturing environment (essential)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
  • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor and will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
  • Ability to make appropriate assumptions and perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to create rationale for clear recommendations
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing, or design for manufacture and product development life cycle, or quality tools including root cause and corrective action, PFMEAs, QMS and process auditing and statistical analysis of quality metrics
  • Experience with metallic manufacturing techniques and equipment for processes such as CNC fabrication, welding (orbital tube and TIG), precision cleaning, forming, inspection, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of Python or other coding languages
  • Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system

Desired Multipliers:

  • Experience in a startup development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program
  • Experience working with Inconel and Titanium
  • Experience working with 3D printed parts, castings, or forgings
  • Experience transitioning parts from first article to production

Salary:

  • $120,000 – $150,000

Manufacturing Engineer – Engines

ATLANTA, GA
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER- ENGINES
FULL-TIME / ON-SITE

We are recruiting with an exciting startup who are developing a hypersonic aircraft with the view of radically accelerating air travel. They have partnered with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges.

These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft.

The Engines team is responsible for the engine development efforts that will propel all of the hypersonic vehicles.

Through multi-disciplinary efforts to develop air-breathing engines that facilitate ground take-off and flight at supersonic and hypersonic speeds, they are addressing challenges that very few engineers have the opportunity to solve and doing so at a strategic and rapid pace.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone to join the team as they dive into the design of the first flight engines.

The Opportunity:

  • You will support day-to-day manufacturing and production of our engine and subassemblies which includes but is not limited to: manufacturing processes such as machining, TIG/MIG welding, pressure testing, precision cleaning, additive manufacturing, non-destructive testing, heat treatment, and assembly
  • You will analyze and disposition recurring manufacturing discrepancies and lead multi-disciplinary teams on root cause analysis for corrective actions and mitigations
  • You will lead improvement projects to ensure that safety, reliability, and process capability goals are achieved, maintained, and improved
  • You will be a vital part of the relationship between our engineering and technician team
  • You will provide input into the design and development of new and existing hardware and take a lead role in the manufacturing and integration of our current and next-generation vehicles
  • You will provide subject matter expertise on multiple manufacturing processes and products
  • You will communicate on a daily basis with supporting departments such as production, machining, quality, and design engineering to ensure that the product is delivered on time 
  • You will apply process improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. value stream mapping, problem-solving, visual management, etc.) to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues; increase production rates; and remove waste from complex processes
  • You will manage projects and execute to tight timelines while effectively communicating to and influencing stakeholders
  • You will train technicians, engineers, and leaders on best-in-class operations practices by leading process improvement workshops; providing training and information briefs on key topics; and personally, demonstrating by implementing solutions in the area
  • You will work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and test requirements, then implement in a rapidly evolving production environment
  • You will ideate and implement tooling and test solutions, enabling high-quality built hardware

About You:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or a technical discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in space, aviation or aerospace manufacturing environment (essential)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
  • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor and will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
  • Ability to make appropriate assumptions and perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to create rationale for clear recommendations
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing, or design for manufacture and product development life cycle, or quality tools including root cause and corrective action, PFMEAs, QMS and process auditing and statistical analysis of quality metrics
  • Experience with metallic manufacturing techniques and equipment for processes such as CNC fabrication, welding (orbital tube and TIG), precision cleaning, forming, inspection, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of Python or another coding language
  • Experience in control and monitoring of complex automated systems and risk assessment/reduction of the system

Desired Multipliers:

  • Experience in a startup development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program
  • Experience working with Inconel and Titanium
  • Experience working with 3D printed parts, castings, or forgings
  • Experience transitioning parts from first article to production

Salary:

  • $120,000 – $150,000