V&V Analyst Engineer III

The Engineer III - V&V Analyst is responsible for performing various analyses (Structural / Thermal / Fluid Flow / Rigid Body Dynamics / Magneto-Statics / Fracture Mechanics, etc.,) and correlating math models with test results.  The Engineer III - V&V Analyst is part of the verification and validation team and will support of all fluid product lines (Navy/Space/Industrial).  The Engineer III - V&V Analyst will work within a cross-functional team setting, performing analyses on components from all equipment categories from fully recurring (heritage), through modified, to new designs as well as existing production (failure investigations).  The Engineer III - V&V Analyst will support the product life cycle phases from proof-of-concept through system/subsystem model or prototype demonstration.

Primary duties include:
• Perform stress, crack growth, fluid flow pressure drop, thermal, and rigid body dynamic analyses using classical hand calculation methods and standard math model software (FEA, CFD, etc.)
• Document analysis results in clear concise reports in support of customer SDRL's
• Assist in preparing and presenting design review packages, providing technical support for internal / external customers, and interfacing with customers when requested.
• Correlate various math models with test data to support prediction modelling.
• Provide input to establish company standards for modeling and simulation.
• Develop simplified methodologies and tools to automate analysis process for use by design team early in the design cycle.
• Create / alter CAD geometry using Siemens NX/Autodesk Inventor to perform analyses.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:
• Analysis experience must include CAD modeling and ability to perform Linear / Non-Linear, Static / Dynamic FEA, CFD, Fracture Mechanics, Magneto-Static analyses and Thermal as well as hand calculations based on first principles.
• Ability and desire to learn how to perform correlation of math models with test data.
• Knowledge of applicable engineering theory, methods, and practices.
• Extensive experience with technical computer aided engineering (CAE) software such as NX NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, EASY5 / AMESIM, MathCAD, MS Excel, NASGRO, Autodesk Flow / CFDesign, NX CAD and Autodesk Inventor.
• Capability to read and interpret Blueprint and schematic drawings.
• Experience with, and understanding of, military, aerospace, and industry specifications.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills both orally and written.
• Capacity to compose technical reports/data in support of customer deliverables.
• Proficient in interpreting and analyzing mechanical specifications and data.
• Competence to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
• Working knowledge of MS computer software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship or permanent U.S. residency status.
• Adeptness to establish priorities, organize work, and be held accountable to budget and schedule.
• Possess interpersonal skills required to build relationships and work in a team environment.

B.S. degree in Aerospace/Mechanical, Engineering Mechanics, or other relevant degrees from or a four-year college or university; a minimum of eight (8) years of engineering analysis or related experience and/or training, preferably in an Aerospace or Defense manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Due to the nature of our Defense contracts, U.S. Citizenship is required.

VACCO Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer


VACCO Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer