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Structures Optimization Engineer Aerospace & Defense

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Torrance, CA
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Job Description

Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.

Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.

Purpose of Job

Divergent is a technology company, based in Los Angeles, on a mission to revolutionize manufacturing with its proprietary Divergent Adaptive Production System. We automate the design, manufacture, and assembly of complex structures using non-design specific software, additive manufacturing, and robotic assembly. We actively work with major OEMS and customers globally, addressing the automotive, aerospace, aviation, transportation, and agricultural industries.

The Structures Engineering Department serves as the core point of contact for Design and Development of structural vehicles and components. As the Structures Optimization Engineer Aerospace & Defense, you will support creating, refining, and executing on new technical solutions for aerospace and defense programs. You will work cross-functionally with Program Management, AM Automation, Machining, and Assembly teams. This role will report to the Lead, Structures Engineer.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, hands-on, and able to respond quickly in a fast-moving environment. We value leadership skills and those who conduct all activities with the highest of integrity.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards

Design and analyze Node-based vehicle structures using hand calculations, topology optimization, and CAD/CAE tools

Create, refine, and execute new technical solutions for aerospace and defense programs

Develop updated structural designs for and perform engineering analysis on existing programs

Execute engineering design release of structural components and subsystems

Work collaboratively in a team environment within the Structures team and cross-functionally with other disciplines to efficiently design and release structures that are optimized for mass, efficient production and assembly

Work cross-functionally to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and support prototype and production build activities


Basic Qualifications:

BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Prior experience using advanced materials (composites, adhesives, metals) to achieve lightweight structural solutions

2 to 3 + years proven track record of shipping innovative, robust and maintainable commercial products through a full cycle development process

2 to 3+ years of CAD and CAE experience

Solid interpersonal skills, motivated self-starter who can managing personal workload and execution to tight schedule

Experience interfacing with engineering and manufacturing groups to understand system designs and the associated constraints

Explicit experience with aerospace structures design is a plus

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Designed, analyzed, tested, and released structural components or systems for aerospace vehicles

Performed detailed engineering analysis on structural components and systems using CAD and CAE programs

Written detailed test plans and/or worked closely with test engineers to ensure component and system-level testing is performed to ensure the safe and efficient function of the design

Worked closely with manufacturing engineers to understand manufacturing capabilities and limitations to ensure designs can be efficiently produced and assembled

Collaborated successfully in a team environment to ensure cross-functional requirements are met while achieving design targets Strong communication (verbal and written) and organization skills required

Physical Demands:

Must be available to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed to support critical milestones or operations shifts

Other Requirements:

Adhere to all Statutory and Regulatory Requirements 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S

Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Torrance, CA
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