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Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: FlightHouse Engineering
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Flighthouse Engineering specializes in the rapid development of new autonomous aircraft across a wide range of markets and applications - from Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to Cargo Delivery to ISR platforms. Located in Portland, OR, we provide mechanical and aerospace engineering services to clients who developing new products, or looking to improve or optimize existing products.We are looking for an experienced mechanical design engineer to lead a variety of aircraft development projects. The position is an exciting mix of design, analysis, prototyping, fabrication support and testing. We're looking for individuals that could interface directly with customers and manage teams to successfully complete large projects.At most companies, you will work on 1 new aircraft program every 5-10 years. At Flighthouse we work on 5-10 new aircraft every year! The projects we work on are challenging and require a high degree of technical knowledge and creativity to complete successfully.Responsibilities May Include:

  • Detailed metallic part design & analysis
  • Conceptual design and sizing of composite structures
  • Detailed design of composite structures
  • 3D printed and injection molded plastic part design
  • Work with Finite Element Analysis partners to analyze and optimize structural design.
  • Manage design projects to cost, schedule, and performance targets
  • Manage large assembly models in CAD, and implement best practice top-down modelling practices
  • Create interface control documents
  • Generate product and sub-system requirements
  • Fabricate and test prototypes
  • Interface with vendors to manufacture designs you create
  • Generate fully and minimally dimensioned drawings as required
  • Generate and maintain BOMs
  • Prepare design presentations and summaries to document work.
  • Acting as lead for a small team of engineers
  • Demonstrate initiative by understanding what actions need to be taken and completing the required tasks while seeking the perspective of others as required.Job Requirements:
    • Minimum BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Degrees and Professional Licensing are a plus
    • 5+ years experience in a related mechanical engineering role
    • Composite experience; part design and bonded composite/metallic structures
    • Familiarity with manufacturing techniques; composites molding, machining, 3D printing
    • Hands on experience building and prototyping your own designs.
    • Familiarity with aircraft or unmanned aircraft (UAV, UAS, drone) is a strong plus
    • Position requires occasional domestic travel
    • Must be a U.S person.Desired Skills:
      • Solidworks (5+ years experience minimum)
      • Finite Element Analysis -Solidworks Simulation or other similar software
      • Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint
      • Matlab or Octave experience a plus
      • Familiarity with project management tools such as MS Project
      • Familiarity with hand tools used for light prototyping (drills, dremels, etc)If working with a small team to create amazing products sounds exciting to you, we look forward to reviewing your resume. Please apply through this posting, directly through our website. www.fhengineering.com

Keywords: FlightHouse Engineering, Portland , Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering , Portland, Oregon

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