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Aerospace Composites Engineer

Requirements

Candidates should have comprehensive composites modelling, simulation, design and analysis experience and many of the following capabilities and related work experience.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s or PhD preferred in related field (Aerospace / Mechanical engineering)
  • 1-3 years experience in composites industry is preferred (or equivalent time in grad school)

Hard Skills

  • Experience with performing classical stress analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) with Nastran, and/or Abaqus
  • Proficiency in applying appropriate failure theories, preparing structural analysis reports, and identifying critical load conditions and margins-of-safety / reserve factor
  • Experience with sizing structures for minimum weight and practical design experience of composites, including typical layup rules and manufacturing constraints
  • Knowledge of all types of composite manufacturing processes and their suitability for different types of structures and environments
  • Excellent knowledge of Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Basic knowledge of scripting or programming language: c#, Python, java, Matlab
  • Strong ability to produce and consume technical papers (conference papers, journal articles, project reports, etc)

Soft Skills

  • Ability to learn and use HyperX for analysis and design optimization of composite structures
  • Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment
  • Ability to innovate and create new processes to ensure effective workflows in a timely fashion. Escalates urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate internal resources
  • Excellent documentation, communication and presentation skills

Tasks

  • Support research projects by pursuing new composite technology areas for HyperX: understand needs for new technology, determine impact on HyperX software, generate solutions, test, report progress to customer
  • Optionally, participates in overall systems testing and writes technical specifications to design or redesign of software features
  • Optionally, candidates will be reporting design optimization results directly to industry customers
  • Some travel required to customer facilities and conferences

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered
  • Exposure and involvement with composite structure design projects across the entire industry

Location

  • Newport News, VA
  • Southern Maryland/Northern Virginia

    Aerospace Structural Stress Engineer (Entry, Midlevel, and Senior Positions Available)

    Requirements

    Candidates should have comprehensive experience in performing aerospace structural stress analysis and design. The candidates should have many of the following capabilities:

    • Bachelor’s Required; Master’s Preferred (hiring for seven positions)
      • (0-2) years’ experience – entry level
      • (2-7) years’ experience – mid level
      • (7-20) years’ experience – senior level
    • Following aerospace industry practices, capability to perform structural analysis and design with composite materials. Additionally experience with metals a plus.
    • Understanding of overall load paths and an intuitive feel for the efficient use of structural concepts and materials. Experience performing classical hand stress analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) with either Nastran/Abaqus/Optistruct; FEM meshers Hyperworks/FEMAP/Ansa; and a plus to have CAD competence with Catia/3DX/NX.
    • Proficiency in applying appropriate failure theories, preparing structural analysis reports, and identifying critical load conditions and margins-of-safety.
    • Knowledge of panel buckling, local buckling, crippling, and material strength as well as classical in-plane laminate stress analysis. Experience with both ply based (max strain, Tsai-Wu) and laminate based (AML, polynomial) strength prediction approaches and associated material allowables, including damage.
    • Experience with analysis of composite fasteners for bearing and bypass, and bonded joints for out-of-plane interlaminar shear and peel stress analysis, or residual strength energy solutions.
    • Experience sizing structures for minimum weight and practical design experience of composite laminates, including ply drop ratios and layup patterns on complicated surfaces, such as padups around cutouts and bolted joints.
    • Strong documentation, communication, and presentation skills.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ability to learn and use HyperX for preliminary and detail analysis/design sizing optimization of full airframe and space vehicles. Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment.
    • Use HyperX and other software tools to analyze and design customer airframes and space launch vehicles.
    • Perform trade studies for weight savings and part producibility. Perform both preliminary and detail design and analysis. Document design and analyses results.
    • Candidates will be reporting directly to NASA and industry OEM customers and must be able to verify and describe the application of external loadings and their resolution into critical internal mechanical and thermal load paths, and to the resulting optimum design and their margins of safety.
    • Ensure project issues are resolved in a timely fashion with your related experience and competence and an ability to create workaround procedures when needed. Escalate urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate engineering leads.
    • Participate in overall HyperX software testing and provide your suggestions to development and modification of the software.
    • Midlevel engineers will lead a team of 2- 3 engineers, providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
    • Senior engineers will lead a group of other midlevel engineers and will technically, and in a business sense, represent the company and the HyperX software favorably in customer settings.
    • US citizen

    Benefits

    • Jump start your career with opportunity to learn from and work closely with other leading engineers
    • Exposure and involvement with many companies and their current aircraft designs for (commercial transports/UAM eVTOLS/military planes), and space launch designs for (commercial rockets/space tourism vehicles/demonstrator X planes)
    • Some travel required to customer facilities
    • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered

    Locations:

    • Newport News, Virginia (near NASA Langley Research Center)
    • Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Orange County, California

    Aerospace Structural Design Engineer (Entry, Midlevel, and Senior Positions Available)

    Requirements

    Candidates should have comprehensive experience in performing aerospace structural design with CAD. The candidates should have many of the following capabilities:

    • Bachelor’s Required; Master’s Preferred (hiring for two positions)
      • (0-2) years’ experience – entry level
      • (2-7) years’ experience – mid level
      • (7-20) years’ experience – senior level
    • Proficient in running CAD software Catia v5/v6 and 3DX. NX CAD a plus.
    • Competent at implementing aerospace industry practices for CAD model setup.
    • Practical design experience with composite laminates, including ply drop ratios and layup patterns on complicated surfaces, such as padups around cutouts and bolted joints.
    • Competent at modeling airframe wing and fuselage composite structures, with particular emphasis on sandwich and stiffened panels, including ply drop details around the stiffener
    • Experience with CAD modeling of composite fasteners and edge band padups
    • Strong documentation, communication and presentation skills

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Along with the CAD software, ability to learn and use HyperX for preliminary and detail design sizing optimization of full airframe and space vehicles. Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment.
    • Work along with HyperX aerospace structural stress engineers to design customer airframes and space launch vehicles, and to get HyperX sizing results into the CAD.
    • Ensure project issues are resolved in a timely fashion with your related experience and competence and an ability to create workaround procedures when needed. Escalate urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate engineering leads.
    • Participate in overall HyperX software testing and provide your suggestions to development and modification of the software.
    • Midlevel engineers will lead a team of 2- 3 engineers, providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
    • Senior engineers will lead a group of other midlevel engineers and will technically, and in a business sense, represent the company and the HyperX software favorably in customer settings.
    • US citizen

    Benefits

    • Jump start your career with opportunity to learn from and work closely with other leading engineers
    • Exposure and involvement with many companies and their current aircraft designs for (commercial transports/UAM eVTOLS/military planes), and space launch designs for (commercial rockets/space tourism vehicles/demonstrator X planes)
    • Some travel required to customer facilities
    • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered

    Location:

    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    Business and Contracts Analyst

    Summary

    We are looking for a motivated and eager graduating college student to join the Collier Aerospace team! You will learn to lead the essential business functions of our growing company: banking, financial management, financial analysis, reporting, sales and financial projection, contract invoicing, contract analysis, quoting and invoicing, and licensing. You’ll be managed by our Human Resources Coordinator and work alongside our Business Development Coordinator to lead and grow the financial side of our company. Come join passionate coworkers, have a real impact on small business practices, and lead our company as we continue to grow within the aerospace and software industry!

    Job Responsibilities

    • Oversee company QuickBooks and financial banking accounts
    • Perform daily bank transactions, reporting of financial movement, and reconciliation of bank accounts
    • Review and develop financial and sales projections to prepare reports to management team
    • Compile accurate customer data records and contribute to new sales strategies
    • Process incoming inquiries, quotes, purchase orders, and prepare invoices for customers
    • Create excel tracking documents to record, project, analyze, and process contract invoicing payments
    • Prepare consistent and accurate contract reporting to engineering contract leads
    • Communicate with contract leads, prepare monthly contract hour reports, and invoice on various supplier portals
    • Consistently document and send software licenses to customers for both renewals and evaluations
    • Seek process improvement methods for contract management, invoicing, and financial analysis
    • Collaborate with business team on various company operation tasks
    • Cross train in additional business development roles to include human resources, event planning, marketing
    • Maintain high confidentiality and accuracy in all management and reporting tasks

    Required Qualifications

    • Graduating senior or recent graduate with a degree in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, or related field
    • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with numbers
    • Experience analyzing data and projecting future reports or decision making
    • Proficient and experienced using Excel for new spreadsheets and data reporting
    • Strong ability to work independently and collaborate on teams when needed
    • High motivation and eagerness to learn and grow
    • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task with essential items
    • Adaptability as employee, company, and customer needs appear and change
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong problem-solving ability
    • Ability to ensure confidentiality across all employees, customer, company and financial data

    Preferred Experience

    • Banking and financial data management, analyzing, or reporting
    • Experience handling confidential information for an organization or company
    • Business management for a small business or organization

    Job Details

    • Location: Newport News, VA Office
    • Start Date: January 2023 (based on applicant availability), part-time work prior to full-time available if needed

    Join Our Team

    Who We Are

    We are a commercial software company with roots in aerospace engineering going back to NASA in 1995. As a small, quick-moving company, we are seeking candidates with unique talents and who are exceptionally passionate about what they do.

    Our mission is to help our customers reach their unique structural analysis and design goals with more accurate results in less time.  We provide an automation process for analysis reporting and traceability, finding cost effective, lighter designs with shorter schedules.

    Here at Collier Aerospace, we work with engineers across many industries, and are continuously looking to grow our team with more skilled Engineers and Developers!

    Our Values

    Excellence

    We value excellence in all our software development programming, engineering consulting and services, and business-wide functions.

    Collaboration

    We value insight and ideas from all employees, and reach decisions after collaboration and discussion.

    Superior Service

    We value the highest quality of customer service with our engineering services customers and business partners.

    Our Benefits

    Salary and Benefits

    Highly competitive salary and Full benefits package.

    Work environment

    Casual dress, relaxed atmosphere, collaborative workspaces, complimentary beach cruisers in the office.

    Travel

    Opportunity to meet customers and attend conferences worldwide.

    Active Coworkers

    Many of our employees are passionate runners, hikers, cyclists, kite boarders, snowboarders, wake boarders, jet ski addicts, readers, dog lovers, and avid movie watchers.

    Projects

    Some very cool projects here with cutting-edge technologies including aerospace, space launch, wind energy, automotive, and high-end sports.

    Company Size

    We love our small company size, where employees have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the business.

    Team Atmosphere

    Collaborative environment where our meetings are a mix of brainstorming, analysis, and humor.

    Locations

    Headquartered in Coastal Virginia, near NASA Langley, in the city of Newport News. We are just north of Virginia Beach/Norfolk and south of Richmond. With just a short drive, you could be touring Colonial Williamsburg, relaxing at one of many local beaches, hiking local state parks, or hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    New Satellite Office in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle. With an abundance of museums, hiking trails, restaurants, sports arenas, and parks, there is something for everyone.

    Southern California, coming soon.

    Our brand new Augsburg, Germany office is opening October 2022!

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