• Structural Loads and Dynamic Environments Engineer - Vibroacoustics/Shock Specialist - Engines

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
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    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will provide technical expertise and analytical solutions to support the development and qualification of new rocket engines and thrusters for various spaceflight systems. You will need proficiency in shock, vibration, environment measurement/prediction/analysis, and laboratory testing. You will need a solid foundation in basic structural mechanics, in addition to your high-frequency skills. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Prediction of rocket engine and thruster shock, vibration, and acoustic environments due to combustion, turbomachinery, or other sources
    • Shock, vibration, and acoustic measurement/data interpretation of ground and flight tests
    • Development, supervision, and verification of component environmental tests
    • Development and refinement of vibroacoustic test methods, procedures, levels, and durations


    • Minimum of a BS degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
    • Excellent understanding of fundamentals of structural mechanics and structural dynamics
    • Proficiency with a scripting language such as MATLAB and high-speed signal processing
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and on teams
    • Ability to communicate technical information effectively
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • 2+ years of experience in vibroacoustic analysis/measurement/testing
    • Experience with data reduction of high-speed accelerometer and microphone data from flight or engine hot fire test
    • Experience with aerospace environment predictions
    • Experience with the following commercial software tools: SEAM, VA One, Wave6, ANSYS, NASTRAN, LS-Dyna


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