Thermal Analyst - Mid-Level - Advanced Weapons and Defense Systems

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Thermal Analyst to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Thermal Analyst will join a select team of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the design, manufacture, test and deployment of advanced defense systems. These systems will include, but won’t be limited to, high energy laser and directed microwave energy air defense systems, missile launcher platforms, small munitions, avionics and mobile power systems.

The Thermal Analyst will use analytical methods, finite element models/simulations, finite difference models/simulations, and other tools to produce models, perform analysis, calculations, data reduction, and correlate test results for thermal and/or flow management models. These analyses will include detailed steady state and/or transient thermal analysis using standard industry programs.

The Thermal Analyst will be responsible for closely collaborating with the design and manufacturing teams to produce designs that meet stringent performance, manufacturability and schedule requirements.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Candidate must have 5-10 years of thermal analysis experience in industry.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience with any of the commercial thermal analysis and CFD tools (e.g., Thermal Desktop/SindaFluint, ANSYS, SolidWorks FlowSimulation, etc.).
  • Candidate must be able to write technical reports and present data to a multi-disciplined team.
  • The position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge with:

  • Aerothermal Analysis
  • Charring and ablation prediction
  • Fluid lumped capacitance modeling
  • Electronics cooling analysis
  • Thermal analysis of orthotropic materials
  • Structural analysis
  • FEMAP/Nastran and/or Abaqus
  • Coupled thermal-structural analysis
  • Mechanical design using SolidWorks/CREO 3D CAD Software
  • Composite materials
  • Analysis team leadership
  • Mentoring experience

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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