Goodrich seeking Principal Thermo Analyst | Spacecraft | Danbury CT

Title: Principal Thermal Analysis Engineer, job#9453, Danbury CT

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Goodrich has one of the broadest portfolios of products in the aerospace industry. The company serves a global customer base, with over 24,000 employees across approximately 90 manufacturing and service facilities in 16 countries worldwide. The ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) Division seeks a seasoned engineer trained in spacecraft thermal modeling electrical optical systems.

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Job Description Summary: ISR Systems Danbury ( is the worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of precision optics and electro-optical systems and sensors for defense, aerospace, scientific and homeland security applications. We do the work that explores space, keeps the peace, plots the heavens, and protects our armed forces. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking a Principal Level Thermal Analysis Engineer to provide program support through computer modeling and hand analysis of air, ground and space based electro-optical systems. Candidate should be capable of working autonomously in support of program activities.
The position requires significant interaction across internal engineering and program groups, as well as with customer representatives. Candidates should be capable of defining and maintaining cost and schedule on individual activities. Effective documentation and presentation skills are required. Candidate should have experience in a leadership role for other thermal analysts in support of program activities.

Work requirements include leadership of early system thermal design efforts, evaluation of system thermal responses due to thermal loads and launch and on-orbit environments and subsequent requirements verification for complex electro-optical structures.

Work will encompass proposal and initial design trade studies along with subsequent detailed design evaluation and verification. Real time support, planning and technical direction of program thermal testing is required.

Basic Qualifications: TMG, SINDA, FEMAP or equivalent
MS Office proficiency
Maintain budgets and schedules
Presentation skills
DoD or SSBI security clearances (active or inactive) for candidates is preferred. 

Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or related field & 20+ years of relevant experience or a Masters Degree in Engineering, Science or related field & 15+ years of relevant experience.

Experience Required:
Proficiency with software tools FEMAP and TMG or equivalent.

Experience with launch and on-orbit thermal environments, spacecraft finite element modeling and active and passive thermal control systems.

Experience planning and coordinating both in-air and thermal vacuum testing of systems, along with correlation of test results to analysis is required.

Experience supporting proposal activities, including scheduling and budgeting exercises, is required.

Experience performing thermal analysis of circuit card assemblies is required.

Experience as a lead thermal analyst on programs is required.

Experience with thermal analysis of optical systems, including windows, mirror assemblies, telescopes and electro-optical sensors.

Experience supporting thermal distortion analyses of optical systems is required.

Qualified candidates must have the ability to obtain a Security Clearance or hold one already.

Relocation available only to domestic residents.

% Travel Required: < 10%

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