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Aerospace Engineer

Company: L'Garde, Inc.
Location: Tustin
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

L'Garde aims to be a world leader in the development of inflatable and deployable structures for terrestrial and space applications. -The L'Garde aerospace engineer's primary role is to conceptualize, design, develop, manufacture and test deployable space objects and to advance the state-of-the-art via internal and contract Research and Development Programs.
The candidate is desired to be able to "wear different hats" as he/she will be exposed to the different phases of aerospace and space projects that include (a) systems analysis, (b) systems design, (c) mechanical design, (d) satellite on-orbit activities, (e) proposal writing, (f) program and project management, (g) all aspects of testing/measurement, (h) and more. The successful candidate will be exposed to the different engineering functional disciplines from cradle to grave in the product lifecycle: Design, Analysis, Development, Testing and Production Support.
Key duties/responsibilities of Engineers:

  • Uses 3-6 years of SolidWorks experience to design components and sub-assemblies of lightweight, advanced deployables for spacecraft;
  • Uses handbooks for initial mechanical and structural analysis to size components prior to handing over the design to Analysis for a complete finite element model;
  • Works with suppliers to select the appropriate COTS or custom fabricated component to meet design engineering needs;
  • Knows, understand and interprets industry and customer M&P specifications to support design compliances;
  • Works with other disciplines internally or externally (supplier and customer) to ensure that thermal, electrical and system requirements are met;
  • May act as Cognizant Engineer (CogE) from cradle-to-grave for a given design; -Assembly & Acceptance Test
    • Works safety with mechanical tools, chemical cleaning solutions and bonding adhesives;
    • Supervises or inspects bonding operations of light weight composite polymers and thin films to ensure compliance to engineering requirements;
    • May supervise or trouble-shoot assembles of electro-mechanical products in a clean-room environment or test laboratory;
    • May supervise or trouble-shoot assemblies of electronic components including surface mount soldering of fine wires and parts under a microscope;
    • May supervise or trouble-shoot routine test equipment for development, qualification or acceptance testing; -Diagnostics and Root Cause - Corrective Action (RCCA)
      • Trouble-shoots manufacturing errors for lightweight deployable structures, electro-mechanical assemblies or components;
      • Suggests continuous improvement ideas for drawings, procedures, work instructions, shop orders and lab work requests;
      • Provides advice on preventative and corrective actions to Engineering and Quality; -Technical Documentation
        • May review receiving or in process inspection including verifications of certificates of conformance and test records from suppliers alongside Quality Engineers or Inspectors;
        • Ensures accurate completion of shop orders, work instructions, product test and inspection records;
        • May write Manufacturing Work Instructions or Shop Orders based on experience and skill level;
        • Must understand aerospace drawings and lab work requests (LWRs) including competency in the interpretation of technical requirements such as geometric dimensioning & tolerance (GD&T) standards;
        • Works with Engineers, Lab Technicians and Suppliers' Reps to update drawings and procedures that govern the manufacturing process; -Development & Qualification Testing
          • Write Test Plans and Procedures to govern in-process, acceptance and qualification testing of prototype and flight hardware;
          • Defines the development and fabrication of unique test set-ups to meet engineering requirements;
          • Leads the planning, execution and interpretation of designed experiments (DoE) to identify and characterize critical process factors;
          • Analyses and post-processes test data to meet engineering requirements;
          • Assists with the installation and validation of process and test equipment;
            Team Work & Communication
            • Communicates with technicians, quality and the program office on product performance and functionality issues;
            • Contributes to the development of work instructions, batch records, equipment logs;
            • Provides technical support to customers on telecons and during design reviews and technical interchange meetings;
            • Drives and supports engineering-related action item closure;
              • Follows all safety guidelines and reports unsafe conditions to a supervisor;
              • Follows 5S principals to maintain a clean, safe, organized and productive work area.
                • BS Degree in Aeronautical, Astronautical or Aerospace Engineering
                • Must be a U.S. person with ability to obtain a U.S. DOD Security Clearance up to the Top Secret level if required.

Keywords: L'Garde, Inc., Tustin , Aerospace Engineer, Engineering , Tustin, California

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