Senior Mechanical Engineer / Mechanical Analyst

Indianapolis, IN 46219

Posted: 10/02/2023 Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 178896 Pay Rate: $60.00 - $70.00

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Mechanical Analyst is responsible for detailed Thermal and Structural Analysis to support all phases of programs including development and production of mechanical systems for military environments, with a focus on avionics and armament products. The Mechanical Analyses will cover a wide range of difficult problems, requiring solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. The analysis tasks will span the spectrum from classical hand analyses to detailed analyses requiring the use of finite element analysis software. As a Mechanical Analyst, you will work under general direction and will be expected to define the scope and level of analysis required to meet required objectives and will be held accountable for completing the work within the agreed upon cost and schedule. Additionally, you will be expected to present your work for peer reviews and to be a peer reviewer for other engineers work. The customers of this position will include internal Vertex personnel and programs as well as external customer personnel and programs. You will work with the customer and engineering leadership to define testing required to validate thermal analyses and to verify that hardware is compliant with requirements. In addition, you are expected to plan and support tests, perform data reduction and engage in model correlation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Minimum Required Education, Experience & Skills:
Bachelor s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or a degree in a related field
5+ years of professional experience with thermal management solutions
Understanding of heat transfer: Conduction, Convection, Radiation
Understanding of structural analysis concepts: Stress/strain, linear/non-linear, static and dynamic analysis, structural fatigue, fracture and damage tolerance, bolted joints, etc.
Demonstrated expertise in leading mechanical testing: planning, organization, instrumentation, execution, data reduction and correlation
Experience performing Finite modeling using ANSYS, ANSYS IcePak, FloTHERM, or equivalent software
Expertise performing hand calculations based on fundamental equations
Applied work experience managing a group, leading a small team, or serving as a technical lead
Ability to travel to government and other facilities in support of program activities. Ability to obtain Special Clearance required after start.

Desired Experience & Skills:
Master s in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
Current DoD Special clearance
Prefer at least 8 years of experience
Electronics cooling / circuit card assembly component level thermal analyses
System Level and COTS integration thermal analyses
Understanding of electronic power: Power dissipated, power delivered, power modes, duty cycle, etc.
Aircraft structural design, electronics structural design, and/or avionics platform integration structural design
10 or more years of experience in the thermal analysis of complex systems that require collaboration of multiple engineering disciplines (such as a weapon system)
Experience with military or aerospace temperature environments (i.E. Mil-Std-810 or DO-160)
Aerodynamic heating analyses 
CFD and fan flow analysis
Advanced thermal management solutions: Thermal Energy Storage (PCMs), Thermal Electric Coolers, Heat Pipes 
Thermal stress / strain analyses
Structural analysis experience, especially in military or aerospace environments 
Experience with solid modeling CAD tool such as CREO or equivalent
Ability to manage priorities
Ability to work independently
Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction? Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written

Pay Range:
The pay range for this position is $60.00-$70.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.

Please Note:
Must have a valid driver s license and current state required minimum vehicle insurance coverage to drive onto Client and Company property.

The benefits available with this position include:

Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)
Continuous Employment Development and Learning
Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement 
Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only
Dental Insurance Coverage
Vision Insurance Coverage
Basic Life Insurance & AD&D 
Long Term Disability
Voluntary Short-Term Disability
Direct Deposit
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

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