Sr. Vehicle Engineer

Company Name:
Solectria Renewables, VIA Motors, Delta-q Technologies, Plexim, Gridco Power Systems, Terrafugia
Terrafugia is a fast-paced, energetic company currently developing the Transition Street-Legal Airplane, which is often referred to as a "flying car." We are currently looking for a world-class Engineer to join our vehicle development team. Candidates should be self-starters who are willing to ask questions, like being part of a dynamic team, and bring a positive attitude, integrity, and enthusiasm to the company as we push the boundaries of personal aviation.
Required Skills and Experience:
A bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Automotive, or Aerospace Engineering is required.
Advanced SolidWorks experience is required.
7+ years technical work experience is required.
Experience with detailed design of mechanisms, especially in the automotive, aviation, and/or aerospace industry, is required.
Proven experience with rapid design cycles - taking a design from concept through detailed design, build and test - is required
Desired Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of mechanisms and/or automotive subsystems (e.g., brakes, suspension, engine cooling) that he or she has designed and taken to production.
Design experience specific to low-volume, high-performance automobiles, including powertrain, internal flow, and various mechanical systems, is highly desirable.
A valid US driver's license and the ability to pass a DOT commercial driver medical examination are highly desirable.
Experience with ASTM F2245 is desirable.
Key Responsibilities and Activities:
Participate as a key player in the design-build-test process for the Transition , including concept, preliminary and detailed design, CAD realization, design reviews, prototyping, and testing.
Under the support and direction of the Engineering Manager and Program Manager, provide project leadership for system or subsystem development and test activities, directing a small team or working individually as appropriate. Coordinate and communicate effectively with other Engineers and technical personnel.
Lead design activities specific to automobiles, including powertrain, internal flow, and various mechanical systems.
Apply expertise in weight-critical, high-performance design techniques for mechanical systems and composite structures, including fit, finish, function and interface management across the vehicle.
Support and participate in testing activities - component, flight, and/or drive - as needed, including test plan creation, data analysis, and test report generation and documentation.
Provide CAD work in support of design activities, including directing drafting and product definition staff and application of good drawing habits and industry best-practices for GD&T.
Support the Certification Manager with compliance and certification activities and best practices, including design, test, and analysis documentation, internal and external audits, and other activities as needed.
Elements:
This position will involve exposure to a typical office environment.
This position may include travel outside of typical business hours.
This position may involve the use of machines, tools or processes that require certification or internal company training.
This position may involve exposure to harmful chemicals.
This position may include vehicle testing, including driving and/or flying.
See more at: http://www.terrafugia.com/careers

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