Hermeus is hiring a

Senior Mechanisms Engineer

Los Angeles, United States
Full-Time
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.

Hermeus is seeking a Senior Mechanisms Engineer to join our Vehicle & Mechanisms Team. In this senior-level role, you will be responsible for designing and developing complex mechanical systems and mechanisms that are critical to the success of our high-speed aircraft projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mechanism Design:
  • Lead the design and development of mechanical systems, mechanisms, and components for aerospace applications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project requirements and objectives.
  • Analysis and Simulation:
  • Conduct detailed mechanical analysis, including stress analysis, fatigue, and kinematics to validate mechanism designs.
  • Utilize simulation and modeling tools to optimize and refine designs.
  • Prototyping and Testing:
  • Oversee the prototyping and testing of mechanical systems and mechanisms to verify performance and reliability.
  • Plan and execute tests, analyze results, and recommend improvements.
  • Materials and Manufacturing:
  • Select appropriate materials and manufacturing processes for components, considering performance, cost, and sustainability.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure high-quality production.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of design specifications, test results, and performance data.
  • Generate reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaboration and Mentorship:
  • Collaborate with junior engineers and provide guidance and mentorship to foster their professional growth.
  • Foster teamwork and knowledge sharing within the Vehicle & Mechanisms Team.
  • Innovation and Research:
  • Stay current with industry advancements and emerging technologies in mechanical engineering.
  • Contribute to research and development efforts aimed at pushing the boundaries of aerospace technology.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanisms engineering, preferably in aerospace or a related industry.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design principles, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA) and simulation tools.
  • Experience with FEA analysis and simulation software.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Project management experience is a plus.

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