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Airframe Design Engineer


Poway, CA 92064
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We have an exciting opportunity for an Airframe Engineer. This is an airframe design and analysis position in the Advanced Aircraft Engineering Organization located in San Diego, CA. Under the general direction of Engineering management or IPT lead, serve as a member of the airframe design team providing conceptual and detail designs of primary and secondary structural aircraft components. General responsibilities include leading and coordinating the design activities of a team of 1-5 engineers within an assigned project. Establish and communicate clear task expectations. Primary product lines for design activities will be unmanned aerial vehicles, modification of existing aircraft structures and special projects to support sensor integrations.


  • Able to self-prioritize tasks. Works under general direction\\t
  • Produce airframe structural configuration layouts and detail designs including preliminary sizing/stress analysis, joint layouts, interface boundary definitions of parts and assemblies employing metallic and composite materials.\\t
  • Create and maintain CAD solid models and drawings of installations, assembly and detail components that meet all requirements such as structural integrity, interface boundaries, weight and cost targets as directed by the project engineer.\\t
  • Periodically review and check the product structure and BOMs of the team to insure fit, form, function of the structural components is maintained.\\t
  • Conduct periodic design reviews as required to ensure designs meet the requirements.\\t
  • Coordinate and collaborate with members of stress, manufacturing, procurement, quality control and other departments as required to mature the design from conception to production. \\t
  • Create and maintain documentation that tracks team weekly progress status as it related to the Program budget and deadlines.\\t
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations to support Program PDRs and CDRs.\\t
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to those less experience members of the team.

    Essential Qualifications

    • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.\\t
    • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.\\t
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.\\t
    • Experience with the composite part detail process, including composites stacking sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing assembly and fabrication processes, post-cure machining operations desired.\\t
    • Familiar with industry standards for the manufacture, repair and assembly of composite components for aerospace. Experience with NX and FiberSIM highly desired.\\t
    • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems. Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.\\t
    • Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.

      Volt is an equal opportunity employer.

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