Aerospace Engineer

M4 Engineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing high technology engineering company located in Long Beach. We are currently seeking a highly organized, enthusiastic individual to join our engineering team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team performing engineering research and analysis for Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial clients. This individual will likely have experience with many (or all) of the following areas:

  • Structural analysis
    • Structural analysis for aircraft components
    • Through various stages of the design process
    • Optimization
    • Material and concept trade studies
    • Structural dynamics including modal and forced response
    • Detailed analysis and documentation of structural integrity for test support and certification
    • Structural analyses using MSC/NX Nastran, and with conventional hand calculations
    • Presentation of results to both internal and external customers
  • Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO)
    • Develop methods and software tools for multidisciplinary analysis and optimization
    • Define interfaces between disciplinary analyses and develop software to perform analyses spanning these interfaces
    • Structural/Aerodynamics/Thermal/Propulsion analyses
    • Verification and Validation (V&V) analyses to ensure that the resulting software accurately predicts the behavior of example applications
  • Engineering software development
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of computer- and manually-controlled laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as
    • Common shop tools – drill presses, grinders, saws, welders, etc.
    • Test equipment – Load cells, electromechanical and hydraulic actuators, strain gages, accelerometers, pressure sensors, etc.
    • CNC machine tools
  • Experience with data acquisition and sensor application (e.g. strain gage, accelerometer) using National Instruments DAQ systems
  • Experience with defining verification methods such as component, system-level and airplane level testing, and participation in that testing
  • Experience in airplane structural design principles and in coordinating across multiple disciplines to develop design (e.g., Materials, Structures, Aerodynamics) to ensure compliance with all requirements
  • Experience with the design of aircraft landing gear systems and hydraulic actuators a plus

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in aerospace industry
  • US Citizen or permanent residents ONLY
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Programming experience in Python, FORTRAN, C/C++, and/or Matlab is a plus
  • Local candidates preferred

M4 Engineering is a rapidly growing small company with excellent advancement potential.

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