Boeing - Lead Weight & Mass Properties Engineer


Job Description:
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Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Space and Launch division, Experimental Systems Group (ESG) is seeking a Lead Weight and Mass Properties Engineer to provide support to the Collier Award winning X-37B and other proprietary programs.  This position is located in Seal Beach, CA or in Kennedy Space Center, FL

In this role, the successful candidate will lead the Mass Properties efforts for ESG and act as a mentor for junior Mass Properties Engineers.  ESG has many project areas and is growing, so the candidate will be working on a wide variety of assignments that range from sustaining efforts to new development. This position requires close coordination with Program Management and Customers, so it is a highly visible position that affords opportunity for career growth.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Estimate, calculate and measure/verify mass, center of gravity, and inertias of components, assemblies and completed vehicles or systems

  • Other responsibilities will be to develop and maintain weight, balance and mass properties accounting systems and generate required weight and balance reports, lead development of mass properties processes and tools, and provide visibility of mass properties information to integrated product teams and management

  • Perform in-flight mass properties trades and assessments

  • Support detail and installation drawing release process

  • Work with Responsible Engineers to establish target weights for component and unit-level specifications

  • Lead mass properties testing from component/unit level through system level

  • Interface with suppliers for mass-properties deliverables

  • Brief mass properties related topics to senior management and customers

This position requires a current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 3 years or more of experience working with mass properties

  • Experience gathering internal and external customer requirements and developing innovative solutions for mass properties analysis

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite of Tools, NX

  • Demonstrated history of generating and approving technical documentation and reports associated with mass properties

Typical Education & Experience: 
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility (Basic relocation is available for internal candidates, based on candidate eligibility.)

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 

Shift Work Statement:

  • This position is for 1st shift

Experience Level
Individual Contributor

Contingent Upon Program Award:
No, this position is not contingent upon program award

Full time

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.