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Mechanical Engineer Thermal/Dynamics Analyst

FlexForce Industrial
San Diego, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are a private technology company that designs, develops and operates space camera systems. We are currently seeking an Electronics Engineer specializing in image sensors and ionizing radiation effects to join our multidisciplinary space imaging systems design team. As a member of our small team, you'll be responsible for the design and development of analog, digital, and opto-electronic systems for use in science, commercial, and government applications on earth orbiting and interplanetary space missions.

Candidates specializing in either structures/dynamics or thermal analysis and design will also be considered.


Essential Functions

Build mechanical finite element models and use to analyze against mission environmental requirements, including quasi-static loads, random vibration, and shock

Design and execute tests as required to correlate/validate model parameters

Perform analysis required to support force-limited random vibration tests

Design dynamics test fixtures and coordinate as needed with outside test facilities

Operate in-house vibration and shock test systems according to test plans, responsive to customer requirements

Use analytical tools such as Excel, Matlab, or Python to process test data and generate test reports

Build detailed thermal models with sufficient resolution of applied power and temperature rise to support electronics part stress analysis and optics thermal stress/performance analysis

Build simplified thermal models to evaluate spacecraft thermal accommodations with both passive and active thermal control methods

Analyze and evaluate complex mechanical structures and polymerics bonds

Leads and/or participates in preliminary and critical design reviews


Non-Essential Functions

Perform other duties as required which may become essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace background

SolidWorks Simulation and PDM


Thermal Desktop & SINDA

Vibration and pyroshock test experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of clearly explain technical issues and ideas to peers, management, and customer representatives


Physical Requirements

Must be able to comprehend and communicate complex technical and engineering concepts. Must be able to remain in a stationary position while operating a computer for prolonged periods of time. Ability to work and move around in a cleanroom environment, wearing required outer garments including smock/coveralls, shoe covers, mask, hood and gloves. Moves in and around a lab space. Ability to handle high stress levels in connection with multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines. High tolerance for ambiguity and shifting expectations. Strong analytical and organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload.



The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

FlexForce Industrial


San Diego, CA



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