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Weights & Mass Property Engineer

Berkeley, MO 63134

Posted: 12/21/2023 Job Number: 71109

Job Description

Position Type:     Weights and Mass Property Engineer
Location:     Berkeley, MO
Hourly rate: $68.58
Contractor benefits: Medical, vision, Dental, 401k
Job Description:
The MQ-25 Air Vehicle team is seeking a Mass Properties / Weights Engineering Lead (Level 4) to join the team in Hazelwood, MO. The MQ-25 program is working the Engineering and Manufacturing Development of 7 flight vehicles and two full-scale test articles.

This position will be responsible for coordination of the mass properties team, completion of vehicle weight reporting, and final aircraft weights.
Position Responsibilities:
* Leads a team of Mass Properties engineers to control weight and balance characteristics of the aircraft in order to meet performance requirements
* Responsible for developing and presenting weight status or technical data to program management, the customer or design groups
* Guides and mentors other mass properties engineers on the program
* Responsible for coordination of full aircraft weighing and weight reports
* Determines approaches to and leads development of, complex weight, balance and mass properties data
* Leads the definition of complex weight, balance and mass properties related design requirements
* Participates in developing challenging customer specification commitments
* Determines approaches to and leads development of, vehicle or system configuration guidance
* Leads high-level weight control efforts
* Oversees the estimation, calculation, measurement and verification of mass, weight, stiffness and inertias
* Leads development and maintenance of weight, balance and mass properties accounting systems and oversees weight and balance reports
* Creates innovative concepts and leads the development and implementation of new processes and tools
* Works under minimal direction.
Work statement is a non-managerial role, non-leadership role

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
* Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field
* 5+ years of Mass properties experience
* Experience with aircraft weight and center of gravity estimation, calculation, verification and statistical analysis

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
* Worked directly with military customers on programs
* Experience with the Common Mass Properties Analysis Tool (CMPAT)
* 3+ years’ experience with engineering Bills of Material (BOMs) and Product Data Management (PDM) systems
* Experience with Product Data Management tools/systems such as TeamCenter and ENOVIA
* 3+ years’ experience with 3D solid modeling software applications (e.g. NX, Catia, CADD)
* Experience with applicable industry recommended practices (SAWE RP 7 & 8) and Joint Service Technical Manual for Aircraft Weight and Balance
* 3+ years’ experience with weights and/or mass properties engineering
* Experience with Weight Control methods and techniques

Education:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Additional Information:
Full Time/Part Time/On Call: Full time
Shift: First
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Does this position require a US person for purposes of Export Compliance? Yes
Requested Security Clearance: Secret
Is Clearance Required to Start? Yes
Must be U.S. Person for purposes of Export Compliance.
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