Monday, October 10, 2011

Battelle: Dynamics Systems Engineer




Integrity, confidence, discipline and commitment define your career in Battelle's National Security Global Business. Battelle was built on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, and outstanding service and the work we do in national security impacts lives around the world; whether we're creating armor for military applications, testing a life-saving vaccine, or developing a more efficient hydrogen fuel cell. At Battelle, we reward the best work with more responsibility, positions to grow and develop, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Are YOU ready for your Next Mission?

Our National Security Global Business is currently seeking a Dynamics Systems Engineer. This position is located in Columbus, OH.

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. A full benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, and pension plan will be provided. Limited relocation support is available.

  • Provide technical support (engineering and analysis) for Battelle's Structural Life Extension team whose primary mission is to extend the structural life of our client’s existing hardware systems. Initially individual will work under the supervision of a senior level dynamics systems engineer, but is expected (3 to 5 years) grow into the role of lead dynamics systems engineer.
  • In addition, individual will grow into the role of providing technical support in the area of instrumentation/data acquisition.
  • Individual will work with senior staff in identifying project opportunities, developing cost and time estimates, writing proposals, performing or directing technical activities, writing reports, and preparing and delivering presentations to clients and internal executive staff.
  • Individual will perform analytical studies involving the developing of equations of motion that describe the dynamic behavior of a vehicle, structure, or machine; programming the equations in a suitable code, and planning and conducting simulation studies.
  • Individual will support laboratory and field test programs involving the installation of instrumentation, collection of data, and analysis of that data, typically for the purposes of characterizing the loading environment, evaluating dynamic behavior, failure analyses, and/or qualification.
  • Individual will support equipment development teams in developing effective shock and vibration isolation systems for operation in hostile environments
  • Individual will work closely with structural integrity analysis teams in failure analyses of a wide range of mechanical systems.
  • Individual will be a key member of field test teams for dynamic testing of vehicles.
Additionally, the selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; moderate travel required (not likely to exceed 25%).

The following Requirements must be met to be considered for this position:
  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or related discipline
  • Strong computer programming skills with a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of such codes as MatLab, FORTRAN and C++
  • Demonstrated ability to develop analytical models of dynamic systems from first principles
  • Familiarity with commercial software for dynamic simulation, e.g., TruckSim/CarSim, VDANL, ADAMS, ACSL
  • Formal training in and solid understanding of vibration theory, rigid body dynamics, and classical mechanics
  • Self-motivated, high energy person with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal management supervision or direction.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals from technicians to executive level staff.
  • Ability to be flexible with organizational workload demands and changing requirements.
  • Ability to work on long term and short term projects simultaneously; proven multi-tasking ability.
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain security clearances.
  • Proven cross-functional collaboration, teamwork, and solid decision making skills.
The following is desired, but not required to be considered for this position:
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or related discipline
  • 2 to 5 years experience with instrumentation and computerized data acquisition systems dynamic systems analysis
  • 2 to 5 years experience in control theory and signal processing
  • Experience/familiarity in seismic design analysis
  • Familiarity with military standards for testing,
  • Experience in vehicle testing and analysis
  • Experience in using LabView for data acquisition and signal processing
  • Familiarity with damage mechanics concepts to include fatigue, fracture, and corrosion analysis
  • Experience in business development, i.e., marketing innovative solutions, writing proposals, and technical publications.
Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, employee pension, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

For more information about our other openings, please visit

INDUSTRY: Aerospace
v2 JOB CATEGORY: Computer and Information Scientist, Research


CITY: Columbus
ZIP CODE: 43201

No comments:

Post a Comment