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R&D Design Engineer

Company: Chemring Energetic Devices
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

R& D Design Engineer will lead the design concept development of new product development (NPD) projects by exercising expert engineering acumen, including analysis, modelling and simulation, and successfully advance the technical maturity of the new product concept. The primary responsibilities are 1) develop design concepts and conduct pertinent engineering analysis for feasibility and verification, 2) plan and execute testing and validation of the design concepts, and 3) facilitate the timely advancement of the product development through Chemring's Gated NPD process. A Mechanical Engineer with design and research experience would be great. ESSENTIAL JOB JUNCTIONS 1. Develop design concepts for new products 2. Perform engineering analysis of new product concepts. The engineering tasks include but not limited to 3-D models/drawings, stress/thermal analysis, kinematic and dynamic analysis, material analysis, and simulation and modelling. 3. Document design evolvement, processes, procedures and test reports 4. Clearly understand project's scope and deliverables and plan development milestones 5. Facilitate execution and advancement of the new product development through Cherming's Gated NPD process 6. Facilitate communications across departments and with the stakeholders including potential customers. 7. Keep current with emerging technologies to develop concepts for new products 8. Attend key symposiums/conferences and keep abreast of the latest technologies 9. Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems Facilitate gate reviews. Provide project updates, including monthly EAC estimates. SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS 1. Strong fundamentals in mechanical engineering with working knowledge of electronics in aerospace applications. 2. Ability to think creatively and develop new design concepts - not afraid to start from a blank sheet of paper and able to work in a fluid environment 3. Solid understanding of pyro-mechanical and electro-mechanical components/systems 4. Proficient in 3D modelling software, e.g., Pro/Engineer and other analysis software 5. High level of personal enthusiasm and self-motivation 6. Effective leadership, time management and organizational skills 7. Exceptional written as well as verbal communication skills 8. Ability to create tangible plans and paths forward from abstract ideas 9. Ability to work well with customers and others 10. Should be able to travel as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must be eligible to possess explosive under the Safe Explosives Act of 2003 (as amended) as required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for all employees of Chemring Energetic Devices 2. Permanent resident of the United States (ITAR restrictions) 3. A minimum of Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Engineering from a four-year accredited college or university, advanced degree preferred, 5+ years experience in aerospace and defense industry, ordnance engineering experience preferred. 4. Proficient with MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Project, etc.) 5. Strong oral and written communication skills (writing samples required for consideration) 6. Attention to detail 7. Work independently with minimal supervision PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The description of the physical demands and the work environment characteristics here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform and those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is often required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, on some instances this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. Job Requirements:Key wordsResearch & Design EngineerR&DDesign EngineerAerospace design Engineernon pyro EngineerMissilesSpace new product developmentMechanical engineerElectrical

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