• Mechanical Engineering, Focus- Thermal Stress

    Job Locations US-TN-Tullahoma
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    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    Mechanical Design Engineers design, evaluate, analyze, and assist in the fabrication and installation of hardware across the complex, including process piping systems, drive systems, mechanisms, and test hardware.  Mechanical design engineers work closely with test and system engineers in development of design requirements and ensuring proposed designs meet those requirements.  Close coordination with manufacturing is required to ensure economic and feasible designs.


    GaN hires creative and independent thinkers who have a desire to grow personally and professionally as well as to help GaN grow as a company.  Our team consists of people with exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills who are amiable and outgoing.  We are always ethical partners with our customers, maintaining a professional demeanor while being dedicated to superior customer service, quality, and team building.  To be a part of this team, you must be self-motivated and self-directed to work independently, but also be open and communicative to work as a team to exceed all GaN and customer expectations.


    GaN Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. GaN Corporation participates in E-Verify. 


    • Develop concepts for new hardware and provide thermal, structural, flow, or any other required analysis to support the proposed design.  Evaluate the analysis results for suitability relative to applicable codes and standards.
    • Designing one-of-a-kind of test hardware including thermal-structural stress analysis at state-of-the art thermal conditions.
    • Provide engineering support to the appropriate craft workforce to facilitate maintenance and repair of existing systems.  Evaluate existing hardware for safety, security and potential for improvement.
    • Work with the design team (drafters, checkers, etc.) to produce complete design packages, including detailed drawings, analysis reports, and equipment specifications, and be capable of communicating the details of these design packages to the remaining project team (system engineers, test engineers, project managers, craft supervisors, etc.)
    • Coordinate with the appropriate system engineer, craft supervisor, and/or work planner to ensure that hardware is fabricated and installed in accordance with the approved design package.
    • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
    • Perform other related duties as required.



    Basic Qualifications:

    • B.S. degree in mechanical, structural or aeronautical engineering from an accredited college or university plus 6 – 9 years of progressive and relevant experience in thermal and stress analysis emphasis.
    • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering methods and construction methods and materials, and application of computer aided engineering (CAE)/computer aided design (CAD) tools to engineering problems.
    • Experience in design of support structures, aerodynamic/supersonic nozzles, process ducting or similar items exposed to extreme thermal, pressure, and structural loads.
    • Experience performing stress and thermal analysis.
    • Experience with fluid flow and heat transfer.
    • Experience use finite element analysis (FEA) software
    • Experience reading computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software outputs and applying to stress models.
    • Experience designing forced and convective cooling systems including cooling passages.
    • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
    • Basic skill in oral and written communication.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 15 years of experience design high energy / high temperature cooled structures including nozzles and ducts.
    • Experience with interactions with fabrication and machine shops.
    • Working understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
    • Familiarity with turbine and rocket test cells, wind tunnels, space chambers, and/or arc heater facilities; or other industry product test facilities is desirable.
    • Experience with ANSYS FEA software package
    • Experience with AUTODESK INVENTOR CAD software


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