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Weight & Mass Properties Engineer

General Atomics

This is a Full-time position in Poway, CA posted June 8, 2021.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

(GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Weight & Mass Properties Engineer to join our Mechanical Engineering team within the ASI Division.

The position will be located in Poway, CA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform detailed estimating and analysis tasks supporting first order of magnitude impacts to aircraft weight and balance and flight envelope impacts with next generation aircraft and payloads.

Perform or review the detailed estimating and analysis tasks to insure hardware meets all mass properties and inertia estimates.

Establish and support testing requirements and control methods for weights and balance of in process and completed systems.

Lead setup and test for weights and balance of completed systems.

Support actual weight and balance of aircraft.

Direct interfacing with engineering management, flight line, specialty engineering, project engineering and program management.

Track and maintain all mass properties information and support maturing of internal processes associated to this end.

Perform various mechanical design tasks related to demonstrated competencies as directed.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelor’s degree.

May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

Background applying AWBS, RP7 and RP8 procedures for military applications.

Experience doing similar work in the aircraft industry.

Hands-on mechanical engineering knowledge and skill.

Broad understanding of engineering principles.

Working understanding with CREO.

Experience with supporting and controlling weights and balance for military aircraft in a small company environment.

Must have an understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Must be able to work extended hours as required.