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Aerospace Structures Design Engineer (Composites)

04.12.2018 | Luzern | 100%


Aerospace Structures Design Engineers needed for development of  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric aircraft, including unique designs at the cutting edge of technology.

Join the fast-paced development of these unique vehicles.  Be part of a small, focused design team that is backed by a major aerospace company.


Aerospace Structures Design Engineer (Composites)

Serve as a member of a design team developing unique unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and electric aircraft.  Focus will be on all-composite structures and associated mechanical systems.

Specific Responsibilities:

    • Perform airframe structural configuration layout and detail design including structural layouts, preliminary sizing, joint layouts and part design, utilizing composite and metallic materials.
    • Generate CAD models and drawings at top assembly and component levels. Translation of design specification requirements into conceptual models is a primary requirement of the position, with respect to construction of the product to meet interface boundaries, weight targets, cost targets and structural integrity. Ability to create parametric product geometry models desired.
    • Work with Sr. Design Engineering and Analysts for iterative evaluation of designs.
    • Coordinate with Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality Control and other departments as required to take the design from conception to production.
    • Prepare documentation to support design decisions and to resolve issues. Prepares presentations for design reviews. Assists the project engineer in preparing for technical interchange meetings and technical program reviews.

Minimum Requirements (education and experience):

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or related field from an accredited university.  Important are a strong theoretical background, a good understanding of load paths, and an ability to perform hand sizing of structures and mechanical components.
  • Min of 3 years work experience in the aerospace industry or related field.
  • Extensive experience with CATIA V5 w/ a focus on Generative Surface Design, Part Design and Assembly.  Experience with other CAD software will be considered based on supporting background. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with engineering and/or manufacturing development of structural parts and assemblies utilizing composite materials
  • Experience with the composite part detail process, including composites stacking sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing assembly and fabrication processes, post-cure machining operations.
  • Experience with CATIA V5 CPD (Composite Part Design) is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in composites manufacturing and/or machining (e.g. apprenticeship or similar) is a strong plus

Position open to Swiss or EU/EFTA-eligible workers

Location:  central Switzerland


Aurora Swiss Aerospace
Mühlemattstrasse 8
6004 Luzern
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