Location: Newport News, VA
Date Posted: 08-23-2017
The Designer will join Calpsan Systems in Newport News, VA.  Calspan Systems provides expertise in wind tunnel test equipment and services and provides research & development support to propulsion, marine & aerospace companies.  We are looking for a motivated Designer to join our team and continue our rich tradition of providing quick turn service for prototype systems and components.
Description for Designer:
  • Develops initial design concepts and 3D CAD model representations for mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Complete assigned tasks within budget
  • Uses CAD system to develop initial 3D solid model of mechanical components and assemblies; Provides CAD models in appropriate form for use by the analysis team at various stages of the design development; creates 3D surface models working from aerodynamic profiles
  • Works closely with Engineering and Program Management personnel to refine design, solve problems, explore alternate approaches, etc.
  • Interacts with Fabrication personnel to ensure manufacturability of design and with Programming personnel to ensure content of solid model for programming activities
  • Identifies/selects standard components for use in the design
  • Performs initial material selection and sizing of components
Preferred Education / Experience for Designer:
  • Associates Degree;
  • 3+ years of related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability of Designer: 

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize workload
  • Working knowledge of applicable CAD systems (Unigraphics preferred)
  • Understanding of GD&T
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • US citizenship required; ability to obtain a security clearance
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