Thermal Analyst - Weapons Systems

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a Leidos company, is seeking a Thermal Analyst to join a talented engineering team that develops critical defense and aerospace systems. These products include, but are not limited to, hypersonic re-entry vehicles, launch systems, booster components, directed energy systems, satellites, and avionics.

The candidate will perform thermal analysis of structural, electronic, and mechanical systems and support various test activities. The position requires use of hand analysis methods, finite element models/simulations, finite difference models/simulations, and other analysis tools to produce models, perform analysis, calculations, data reduction, and correlate test results to thermal and flow models. This analysis will include detailed steady state and/or transient thermal analyses utilizing standard industry programs.

Candidate will be responsible for closely collaborating with the design and manufacturing teams to produce designs that meet stringent performance, manufacturability and schedule requirements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Position will require Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.3 or higher GPA.
  • Candidate must have at least a BS degree and eight (8) years’ experience (or an MS degree and 6 years) performing thermal analysis in the aerospace and defense industry.
  • Candidate is required to have proven working knowledge with any of the commercial thermal analysis and CFD tools (e.g., Thermal Desktop/SindaFluint, ANSYS, SolidWorks FlowSimulation, etc.).
  • Candidate must be able to write technical reports and present data to a multi-disciplined team.
  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Other Qualifications

Preferred candidates may possess a Master’s or PhD degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university. Preferred candidates may have experience and/or working knowledge of the following:

  • Aerothermal analysis
  • Charring and ablation prediction
  • Fluid lumped capacitance modeling
  • Electronics cooling analysis
  • Thermal analysis of orthotropic materials
  • Structural analysis
  • FEMAP/Nastran
  • Coupled thermal-structural analysis

Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the team environment. Candidate should have good organizational skills and be detail-oriented.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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