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Aerospace Engineer

Location: Houston, TX
Posted On: 05/02/2022
Requirement Code: 57924
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Are you an experienced Aerospace engineer driven to create and launch cutting edge technologies for a high-growth, flight control and electric Vertical Takeoff and Land (e-VTOL) aircraft company? Would you like to get into a rapidly growing company and help design, simulate, prototype, build, and test our revolutionary new aerial vehicle? We're looking for an energetic and details-oriented engineer with knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of aerospace engineering in general and a working knowledge of other engineering and scientific fields as they relate to commercial and/or military aircraft.

The role reports directly to the CEO/CTO and works very closely with our Lead Systems Engineer/Lead Software Engineer. You shall also partner and collaborate with our talented electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software development staff. The Senior Aerospace Engineer will be a thought leader for hybrid-powered e-VTOL and the human-machine interfaces that control the aircraft. This role will be instrumental in guiding the future innovations, to include other product initiatives, e.g., surgical robotics, industrial robotics, and VR/AR motion control. S/he will also be deeply involved in our operational flight test and certification program. We consider safety and ease of use a critical industry differentiator.

 

About you

 

         You're ready to disrupt the aerospace industry by making our products a market leader

         You are passionate about the future of aerial mobility, and may have experience as a fixed wing, rotary wing or drone pilot

         You're a hands-on engineer, as comfortable with a wrench as you are with CFD

         You thrive on challenge as a self-starter, and have excellent problem-solving skills

         You're process- and detail-oriented, with strong analytical, risk identification and risk mitigation skills with a solid understanding of MBSE life-cycle management

         You have excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate problems of a technical nature with internal and external teams including employees, customers, and vendors in fast paced environment

         You have outstanding time management, planning, and organizational skills

         You're comfortable in working in a small, agile team environment

         You want to take ownership of your product delivery timeline through conception, design, integration, flight and recovery

         You have 5-10 years of experience with the design of large, complex assemblies from inception through V&V and production

 

 


 

 

Responsibilities:

         Aerospace Engineer will develop critical subsystems from requirements formulation and early design through test, production, flight test, and vehicle recovery.

         An Aerospace Engineer also contributes to the overall design of eVTOL including the primary composite structure, human interface, packaging, mass properties, failure modes, and contingency analysis

         Lead design reviews internally and participate in reviews with colleagues and suppliers

         Contribute to the overall design of e-VTOL including the primary composite structure, windows, soft goods, layout, mass properties, contingency scenarios, and testing

         Perform due diligence analysis on designs including requirements review (human rating, regulatory compliance, human interface, etc.), hand calculations, FEA, failure modes, CFD and CAD in a rapid and iterative development environment

         Expert ability to interpret specifications, Blueprints, and manufacturing plans.

         Utilize the full spectrum of iterative development, rapid prototyping, design, analysis, test, and manufacturing techniques to create efficient structures and systems.

         Develop critical electromechanical subsystems from requirements formulation through qualification, acceptance, integration, launch, and vehicle recovery.

         The aircraft shall be governed by the FAA and other international standards organizations as a civilian transportation vehicle.

Preferred Skills:

 

  • Experience developing engineering artifacts in MBSE methodology
  • CAD/CAM (SOLIDWORKS and MATLAB/Simulink preferred), CFD and ERP Software (E2 MFG preferred)
  • Mechanical aptitude and hands on experience (will be instrumental in assembling prototype aircraft) and familiarity with tools.

         Hands on experience troubleshooting, setting up, and programming CNC machines is desired

         Development and verification of machining process for complex fabrications, including work holding, fixtures, cutting tools, gages etc.

         DFM experience a big plus

  • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university in aerospace or engineering discipline (master's preferred) or equivalent experience

         Support all continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives

  • Familiarity with R/C or conventional aircraft (as a vocation or hobby is a plus)
  • Part 107 (Drone) FAA license is a plus, but not required

 

Fluidity is a well-funded startup company based in Houston that has disruptive innovations in a rapidly growing market. Seeking talented engineers to share in the success with an exceptional compensation package.