Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer - ERC

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  • Start Date: 6/30/2020
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • 14 days ago

Job Description

ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 1,800 employees and multiple contracts across the US.  We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. 

The ERC Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) Weapons Development and Integration Directorate (WDI) located on Redstone Arsenal, AL neighboring Huntsville, AL.

Your role:

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer will provide an array of support for the research and development of propellant and explosive/energetic materials for solid, liquid, and air-breathing missiles. 

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer may perform data evaluation, interpretation, and documentation of different types of systems. 

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer may use software to analyze test data and make propulsion system performance predictions. 

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer may design, plan, and perform on a variety of different systems including facilities and structures used for tactical missile propulsion research and development. 


What you’ll do all day:

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer will work with manufacturing, quality assurance, and customer representatives for missile programs. 

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer will listen to and follow directions, learn, and operate while maintaining a safe and organized work area, and communicate effectively in a fluid, multi-tasked, team environment. 

  • The Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer may provide rapid fabrication, test design, reverse engineering, static testing, data analysis, and reporting of many propulsion and missile related test articles. 

  • Tasks may include, but are not limited to, managing test projects, providing mechanical design support for test fixtures, performing analysis of test components in order to design these test fixtures to the required 5 to 1 safety factor, instrumentation identification, creating drawings for machine shop part fabrication, specifying component requirements, researching components based on specifications, reverse engineering of propulsion concepts, and evaluating propulsion concepts for performance against a specification.


You will love this job if you:

  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks

  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment

  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians

  • Are good at communicating with people

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Enjoy multitasking

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required.

  • Zero to three (0-3) years’ experience preferred.

  • Experience with CAD/CAM Software such as Solidworks required.

  • Solid grasp of the primary Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering courses.

  • Ability to participate as a team member.

  • Must be self-motivated and also able to work independently.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to use Spreadsheet, Word Processor, Database, & Email.

  • Ability to obtain certification in handling Ammunition and Explosives.

  • Must be willing to work with and handle energetic/explosive and hazardous materials.

  • Must be capable of becoming certified in the use of a Respirator, if required.

  • Capability to work in a rugged environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time if required.


Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Experience with the CAD/CAM software Solidworks is preferred.

  • Fundamental understanding of combustion and detonation mechanisms.

  • Working knowledge of initiation mechanisms in energetic materials.

  • Hands on experience with propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics.

  • Experience with energetic material process scale up.

  • Experience with additive manufacturing.

  • Experience working directly with military customers.

  • Project/program management experience.

  • Additive and subtractive manufacturing, specifically as it relates to energetic materials.

  • Handling and processing of propellant/explosive/energetic materials.

  • Formulation of propellant/explosive/energetic materials.

  • High-speed videography and other assorted high-speed instrumentation.

  • Working knowledge of compressible fluid flow dynamics.


What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.

  • Continuing education assistance.

  • Professional development allotment.

  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.

  • 401K with employer matching.

  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule


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