Structural Engineer II - Stress

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Structural Engineer II - Stress

Louisville, Colorado Contract Job ID: 1910103388
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Structural Engineer II- Stress, in Louisville, CO

In this role, you will primarily contribute to flight design, using NX and/or Creo CAD.  You will be assigned design tasks that may include design any of the following:  primary and secondary flight structures, control surfaces, tube and harness routing, mechanisms, and GSE test hardware.  In addition, you will be expected to conduct design review planning and execution, test planning and coordination, and non-conformance evaluation.

• Support the development of primary and secondary flight structures for the Dream Chaser Cargo System through structural analysis, using both finite element methods and hand calculations.
• Proficiency with FEMAP/NASTRAN analysis tools and methods
• Familiarity with fiber reinforced polymer composites analysis including classical laminate theory and finite element modeling techniques is required.
• The analysts will work with test engineers to develop full-scale test conditions that successfully envelop flight conditions for critical failure modes.
• Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
• Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
• Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements

• Static test analysis and test correlation
• Laminate optimization
* Dynamic loads analysis
• Development and application of spacecraft and aircraft loads and environments
• Familiarity with progressive failure analysis and damage tolerance
• Familiarity with NASA and/or FAA structural analysis standards
• Follow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technical activities
• Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
• Other duties as assigned
  • Requires a BS in Related Field.
  • Requires 3+ years of experience.
  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
  • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasis in rapid prototyping
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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