Staff Engineer, New Product Development in Carson, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/16/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    900 East Watson Center Road
    Carson, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking a Staff Engineer, New Product Development at our aerospace manufacturing facility in Carson, CA.
This is an opportunity to grow your career at a large, international aerospace company. The position includes competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), a 401(k) matching program, and paid holidays and vacation. 
Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 32 locations. AFS is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Essential Functions:
Responsible for designing and developing new products for aerospace industry.  . Manage new product development projects from concept development to design/product definition, verification and validation. Analyze and understand complex information, product specification, and critical technical information. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Designs and develops new products and product families with broad responsibilities to mature conceptual designs to well defined products with validated test results;
  • Creation of finite element models of components and assemblies and execution of analysis to assess and/or modify the characteristics of these components to meet design requirements;
  • Analyzes research data, prior art and relevant specifications to define the design space;
  • Conducts Advanced structural analysis including Linear contact FEA, Non-linear FEA ranging with non-linear material properties ideally Integrated multi-physics analysis;
  • Interacting with multidisciplinary development team to overcome obstacles and transition developments into functional products;
  • Conducts analysis of bolted joints or structural analysis of composite parts;
  • Participates in the preparation of invention reports and preparation of other documentation required to file and prosecute patents;
  • Prepares detailed manufacturing drawings demonstrating knowledge of relevant standards,
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple projects including detailed design development, fabrication and testing of prototypes;
  • Provide real-time, transparent communication covering overall status against agreed project timelines;
  • Analyze data and provide information on risks and proposed actions. Communicate with customers, suppliers and development teams. Typical design details to be communicated include material selection, design for performance, risk analysis and specification compliance;
  • Document analysis objectives, conclusions, results, and assumptions;
Additional Skills and Abilities:
  • High proficiency in analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work both independently and effectively with others.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution;
  • 3 or more years of mechanical engineering design experience;  
  • Experience working with nonlinear finite element analysis (such as ABAQUS, OPTISTRUCT, NASTRAN)
  • Proficiency with meshing and post-processing software;
  • Experience working with Parametric Solid Modeling;
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment. eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with structural analysis of mechanical components and systems, including experience in either: Aircraft Structural Durability, Machine design, Automated assembly and fastening;
  • Understanding of non-linear analysis, failure theories and multi-axial fatigue and composites;
  • Familiar with I-sight, Tosca or similar optimization software;
  • Experience with component and/or material mechanical testing;
  • Proficient in Parametric Solid Modeling – preferably in Solid Works;
  • Proficient with MATLAB & scripting.