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R&D Design Engineer III

Company: Motive Companies
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

SCOPEThis position requires a strong background in Mechanical Engineering/Design/Analysis with an emphasis on pneumatic, mechanical and electro-mechanical components/assemblies. The ideal candidate will have experience in the design, analysis and prototyping of mechanisms which may include linkages, levers, pneumatic devices, solenoid and motor operators. The candidate should have a broad background emphasizing work with mechanical devices and subsystems, preferably for use in military or commercial aviation. Knowledge of airborne weapon systems and /or weapon carriage equipment is strongly desirable.Specialist knowledge regarding structural analysis by use of Finite Element Method and classical hand calculations will be a strong differentiator for candidate selection. Design experience with CATIA and analysis experience with ANSYS is highly desirable. The candidate must be flexible and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment as a member of a cross functional team and as an individual contributor. A successful candidate will be able to show evidence of their capability to excel in performance tasks as an individual contributor/specialist with a minimum of oversight, and to function well as a member of a cross-functional team.


  • Minimum BSME, BSAE and a minimum of 5 years' experience in relevant design/analysis/development environment, preferably for military or commercial aviation. The candidate should have knowledge of manufacture of mechanical components and assemblies with emphasis in complex electromechanical systems, or large structures.
  • Must be able to perform structural analysis by hand calculations and finite element methods. Knowledge of aerospace materials properties and selection as well as processing including Heat Treat and Coatings for aerospace requirements is a requirement.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in creation of design concepts using hand sketches, and CAD tools. CAD experience in CATIA (preferred) or Pro-E is a plus
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques, their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Prior assembly or shop experience is a plus.
  • Must be able to perform basic measurements and simple inspection processes
  • Must have experience with MIL-STD documents, reading and interpretation of ASME Y14.5
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Must be able to write engineering reports, typically to document analysis and test results. Evidence of accomplishment in self-documentation of work product through technical reports, test reports etc. will be considered as a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is essential
  • Proof of Education is required
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs

Keywords: Motive Companies, Inglewood , R&D Design Engineer III, Engineering , Inglewood, California

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