• Senior Mechanical Engineer (Space Launch New Zealand) Christchurch
  • Dawn Aerospace in Christchurch, , New Zealand
  • jobs
  • 5 days ago

jobs description

Our Mission: Fly to space twice in a day.

This is a substantial project. Are you a talented problem solver? Drawing from past experience you will ensure complex mechanical components meet their requirements as well as considering design for manufacture. Aviation, space or other high-performance engineering experience is beneficial.

Are you driven, organised and able to work with a wide variety of people? Do you have a 'can do' attitude, are you flexible and adaptable, but will stay within appropriate processes and procedures? Then this role could be for you!

You will:
• Take ownership of and lead major airframe project/work packages
• Coordinate and work across multi-functional teams
• Design, analyse and test airframe components
• Perform design reviews with a strong focus on manufacturing principles
• Coordinate procurement, manufacture, assembly and integration for your projects
• Produce compliance reports detailing the qualification of hardware
• Establish new, and improve... existing processes or capabilities

You will have:
• An appropriate qualification in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or similar
• At least 5 years’ professional experience with complex systems, in fields such as aircraft, spacecraft, automotive or marine
• Proven experience in design for manufacture
• Proven ability to appropriately consider and trade off cost, schedule, performance and risk
• Proficiency in 3D computer aided design (preferably Solidworks)
• Hands on mechanical manufacturing, assembly, integration and test experience
• Awareness and experience with quality control systems
• Experience working with and directing sub-contractors/ suppliers
• Excellent communication, organisational and reporting skills
• A positive, driven attitude with a team collaborative approach

Additional desired proven skills and experience in:
• Composite design
• Composites manufacture
• 3D printed design and manufacture
• Aerodynamic first principles design and analysis (first principles)
• Aerodynamic computational analysis (such as CFD)
• Mechanical structural computational analysis (FEA or similar)
• Integrated project team management (Project Engineering)

About Dawn Aerospace

Our mission is to accelerate the next generation of space users with scalable and sustainable ways to deliver the things they care about from Earth to Space, and from Space to everywhere else. We’re building a spaceplane, a cutting-edge launch vehicle that combines the performance of a rocket with the rapid reusability and economic model of an aircraft. We’re also the fastest-growing supplier of green propulsion systems for satellites in the world. Our turnkey systems manoeuvre satellites in space and deorbit them at the end of their lifetimes.

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