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Aerostructures Engineer

Company: Volansi, Inc.
Location: Bend
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

We are reinventing how products are delivered around the world by unlocking the path not yet traveled. Our company was founded in 2015 and is backed by Silicon Valley's most prominent VCs, including YCombinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Icon Ventures. Volansi provides fast on-demand aerial delivery service for time-critical shipments over long ranges. We build and operate long-range, high-payload drones for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications. Leveraging drone technology as a transportation method, we help our customers gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs. Our work came from the immediate need for critical delivery of parts to drastically reduce downtime for an automotive company. From this idea, our founders have scaled the company into a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals to serve critical delivery markets.-- --Interested?---- We are seeking an experienced Aero-/Composite Structures Design Engineer to join our growing aircraft engineering team. This position is a unique opportunity to be involved early in the conceptual phase of the aircraft and shape design directions. The engineer will own large composite, flight critical components. Positive attitude, passion, and self-learner mentality are a must have. What you will do:

  • Own design for key flight critical composite assemblies
  • Follow projects through from inception to completion
  • Perform layout studies and preliminary sizing
  • Create velocity vs load factor diagrams
  • Predict landing loads, fatigue life, and understand vibration analysis
  • Design critical load bearing attachments such as wing and tail attachments
  • Predict flutter speed envelope
  • Create and maintain detailed CAD model of aircraft components
  • Analyze structure, optimize load path and tailor ply stacks to reduce mass
  • Create detailed drawings and Interface Control Documents (ICD)
  • Collaborate with other teams to mount hardware on primary structures
  • Work hand in hand with manufacturing to build prototypes and create work instructions
  • Support testing and substantiation Required:
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or relevant discipline
    • A background in high performance aircraft composite structures
    • Good understanding of FAR regulations and certified aerospace design practices
    • Mechanical CAD skills (including composite toolboxes), specifically in SOLIDWORKS, NX or Catia
    • Basic mass estimation and BOM management skills
    • Basic understanding of PLM systems and engineering workflows
    • Stress analysis experience with composite materials and cored structures
    • Experience with design and analysis of bonded and bolted joints
    • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings
    • Good mechanical intuition and hands on skills
    • Deep aerostructures experience and the ability to drive composite aerostructures from clean sheet to production aircraft
    • Firsthand working knowledge of materials, tooling & fixtures, resin systems, precision machining, and manufacturing processes for composite aircraft production
    • 5-10 years of experience working in small aircraft design and certification
    • Background designing optimal structures for certified aircraft
    • Hands on experience with production of aircraft composite parts
    • Strong understanding of engineering processes required for aircraft substantiation
    • Flight related hobbies or pursuits, including as a pilot, hang glider, paraglider, windsurfer, RC aircraft builder, or other Why Volansi?
      • Comprehensive health benefits for you and your dependent(s)
      • Opportunities for internal career growth
      • Healthy meals and snacks provided, gym and commuter benefits
      • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays

Keywords: Volansi, Inc., Bend , Aerostructures Engineer, Engineering , Bend, Oregon

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