Boeing - Phantom Works Experienced Mass Properties Engineer

Posted 2021-08-04

Phantom Works Experienced Mass Properties Engineer

Boeing Phantom Works, the advanced research and development division within Boeing Defense, Space, and Security is building the future ‒ creating innovative solutions that will define the next generation of aerospace and defense. We lead the company's modeling and simulation efforts, develop innovative concepts and technologies, and prototype solutions to address current and emerging needs. Boeing Phantom Works is pushing the boundaries of what can be, to what will be, and investing in the right technology today. We are rapidly connecting the present and the future to connect, protect, explore, and inspire – one innovative idea at a time.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Phantom Works division is seeking an Experienced Mass Properties Engineer (Level 3) at the St Louis site to support upcoming Fixed Wing Advanced Development Programs.   The individual in this role will play a key element in shaping the future for Boeing and our DoD Customers leading mass properties weight estimation, tracking, management, and key design trades to mature an air vehicle concept.  As a mass properties engineer in Phantom Works, you will be a part of a team focused on the implementation of model based engineering.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct advanced design weight estimation to develop preliminary weight estimates to support advanced design proposals, prototyping efforts, trade studies, etc.
  • Perform estimation, calculation, and measurement/verification of mass, center of gravity, and inertias of components, assemblies and completed vehicles or systems.
  • Provides complex vehicle or system configuration guidance.
  • Support Mass Properties control and management plan execution across the program.
  • Coordinate with SME’s across the program to understand weight impacts of design decisions.
  • Support the development and presentation of weight status or technical data to design teams, program leadership, and the customer.
  • Support the development, population, enhancement and maintenance of the mass properties database including the generation of weight and balance reports.
  • Review and support detail and installation drawing release processes.
  • Support development of center of gravity envelopes to ensure loadability requirements are met.
  • Creates, develops and implements new processes and tools to facilitate improved design and analysis capabilities.
  • Works under minimal direction.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field.
  • 7+ years of Mass Properties experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with 3D modeling software such as Unigraphics (NX), CATIA, and Teamcenter.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.).  Investigation type and last investigation date must be visible on resume.
  • Aerospace knowledge of fixed wing military aircraft in key disciplines (Airframe, Avionics, Propulsion, Hydraulics, etc.).
  • Mass Properties team/engineering leadership and project planning experience.
  • Experience with mass properties reporting in alignment with SAWE Recommended Practice 7 & 8 or MIL-STD-1374 mass properties weight control standards.
  • Experience with part actual weight measurement, aircraft weight and balance, inertia measurement, fuel calibration testing, etc.
  • Experience using a mass properties database  to track weight, center of gravity, & inertia)

Typical Education and 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 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master +3 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.

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.  


This is a 1st shift position.


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