Top Aerospace Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Aerospace Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Aerospace Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 7.7% of Aerospace Engineer resumes contained Engineering Support as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Aerospace Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Aerospace Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Provide engineering support to external customers.
  • Provided aircraft assembly line engineering support.
  • Increased fielded product capability by providing mechanical engineering support for existing legacy hardware including documentation and implementation of design improvements.
  • Performed engineering support for cross disciplinary teams developing insensitive munitions and rocket propellant additives.
  • Maintained electrical drawings and engineering support for industrial and payload facilities.
  • Provided hands-on manufacturing engineering support in deadline-driven, depot-level MRO environments.

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2. Launch Vehicle

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Here's how Launch Vehicle is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Participated on investigation panels for operational failures of launch vehicles (Challenger and Columbia).
  • Performed launch vehicle trajectory simulations using FASTPASS software.
  • Defined environmental and system requirements for satellite missions from ground, launch vehicle, through mission flight for various space-based systems.
  • Integrated requirements, design, and verification activities between Upper Stage Product Teams/Subsystems of Ares 1 Launch Vehicle.
  • Populated database with dimensional and mass property data of past, present, and future launch vehicles.
  • Created and updated MATLAB scripts for analysis of test data and launch vehicle trajectory modeling.
  • Develop aerodynamics of new sounding rocket and launch vehicles.
  • Provided assessments of composite structures for various launch vehicles.
  • Performed stress analysis on advanced launch vehicles and structures.
  • Performed aerodynamic loading and flutter analysis for SpaceShip Two launch vehicle.
  • Conducted extensive conceptual design and flight performance support for a number of reusable launch vehicle and hypersonic technology programs.
  • Lead engineer for the technical design and launch of the Titan IV space launch vehicle airborne destruct system.

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3. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Audited technical documentation related to launch window and trajectory design to meet NASA contract specifications for safety mission requirement constraints.
  • Completed Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review with complete concurrence from NASA Engineering.
  • Completed an analysis of active vibration isolation for NASA Space Station experiments.
  • Utilized NASA empirical formulas to determine acoustic field affecting the spacecraft.
  • Represented NASA on national-level technical and programmatic committees.
  • Coordinated NASA inter-center technical studies.
  • Perform multidisciplinary design, analysis, and testing of aerospace systems in support of NASA GSFC/ Military remote sensing flight instrumentation.
  • Stress and Dynamics Engineer for the 450 Horsepower Superconducting Cryogenic Generator for NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Support is being provided to NASA GRC in the Propellants and Propulsion Branch for the following tasks: 1.
  • Worked extensively with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) personnel.
  • Attended Tech Panels for Communications & Tracking on Missions STS-130, STS-131, and STS-132 to NASA administrators.
  • Aided in the thermal-vacuum test design/execution of the NASA ICESAT 2 Laser Reference System (LRS).
  • Received praise from NASA personnel (Vehicle Systems Engineer) for efforts and accomplishments on this program.
  • Participated in the NASA Engineering and Quality Audit to ensure contract compliance and corporate governance.
  • Support NASA's Launch Services Program from the engineering directorate at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Served as NASA's technical authority for the Shuttle's Solid Rocket Booster TVC.
  • Developed radiator that was tested by NASA and demonstrated advanced performance in extreme conditions.
  • Presented findings to NASA and DARPA project managers to continue funding of project.
  • Test engineer, formulated /directed NASA/JSC test programs to support program milestones.
  • Revised hardware maintenance requirements and formally presented changes to NASA.

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4. Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Here's how Computational Fluid Dynamics is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Created Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based engineering models of the F-35 main weapons bay.
  • Utilized high temperature computational fluid dynamics methods (GASP/Gridgen) for the purpose of thermal protection design.
  • Directed a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis of the flowfield of 3 aircraft platforms at several hover heights.
  • Provide integration support for the NASA computational fluid dynamics codes OVERFLOW and FUN3D within Helios.
  • Performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to determine downforce and drag values.
  • Worked on aerodynamic performance and ice accretion analysis using computational fluid dynamics as well as analyzing aircraft performance.

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5. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with team of civil servants, contractors, and academic resources to identify & reduce factors of error in measurements.
  • Aided in the development, testing, and debugging of the Advanced Aircraft Analysis and G.A.-CAD aviation design and analysis software.
  • Led a bottom-up weight and CG audit using the available CAD models and via interviews with each IPT.
  • Design Engineer: Used AutoCAD R13 to build or remodel the interiors of the commercial airplane.
  • Print of CAD files using CNC machines, milling and other workshop tools.
  • Worked with AutoCAD software to draw the solid models in 2D and 3D.
  • Model, test, and simulate new designs with CAD and FEA programs.
  • Perform CAD work for dimension gathering, 3-D modeling, and part drawings
  • Performed Finite Element Analysis of composite panels and created drawings in ClarisCAD.
  • Use of Cad software for 2D and 3D model analysis.
  • Produce CAD models of balances and model positioning systems.
  • Supported development of the Help system for G.A.-CAD.
  • Served as CADD Administrator for the organization.
  • Simulated grain regression in AutoCAD and Pro-E.
  • Designed and built MLI blanket templates using CAD software Installed MLI blankets on qualification and space flight model spacecraft.
  • Created, finalized CAD drawings ensured accurate dimensions, GD&T, BOM, and assembly Utilized AutoCAD
  • Developed the Mini-Pod load environment and integrated the Wyle Mini-Pod onto two separate aircraft using 3D CAD.
  • Design (CAD/CAM) and production engineering of aviation parts made of composites, sheet metal and CNC for Blackhawk helicopters.
  • Designed and improved upon the standard pylon for the Army Shadow UAS using 3D CAD and Nei Nastran.
  • Used 3D CAD for geometric dimensioning & tolerancing design of mating parts to ensure fit.

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6. Test Cases

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Here's how Test Cases is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Validated an unstructured multiphysics solver on a variety of classic test cases.
  • Executed test cases and analyzed test outcomes.
  • Developed ARINC test cases to simulate in-flight movement for antenna tracking system.
  • Develop test strategies, test cases and scripts using QAComplete.

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7. Aircraft Parts

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Here's how Aircraft Parts is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Provided oversight of manufacturing processes of contractors selected to manufacture aircraft parts, paint and maintain aircraft, to ensure compliance.
  • Managed projects to reverse engineer various aircraft parts, saving the company and the government time and money.
  • Implemented SolidWorks 2008 to model 3D aircraft parts for CNC laser cutting from balsa & aircraft ply.
  • Generated engineering instructions to maintain, repair, and overhaul aircraft parts, including dispositioning aircraft damage.

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8. FAA

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Here's how FAA is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared detail certification documentation for the FAA.
  • Orchestrated regulatory approval with FAA.
  • Supported FAA Fuels and Fuel Systems Safety Manager in planning and presentation efforts as well as test development and execution.
  • Use data from a variety of FAA sources to support effective decision-making and act on precursors to prevent safety issues.
  • Communicate with other FAA organizations, industry, and the public in a tactful, courteous, and supportive manner.
  • Coordinate all certification activities of propulsion projects with other ACO branches, Directorates and FAA safety inspectors.
  • Prepare formal engineering test reports according to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) guidelines and regulations.
  • Prepared program & documents with compliance with FAA, environmental, health & safety regulations.
  • Program management in the process of aircraft certification with FAA and Industrial utilization process.
  • Integrated dynamic coefficients into NextGen simulation software used for FAA research and testing.
  • Designed Advisory, Caution and Warning System to comply with modern FAA requirements.
  • Contract support to Honeywell DSES, FAA LAAS Provably Safe Prototype.
  • Trained as a FAA Quality System Audit team member.
  • Write FAA Airworthiness Directives for assigned engine programs.
  • Specified test equipment procedures for verification of safety and performance requirements.Accomplishments FAA-cleared modular and robust system delivered 19.4 lbs.
  • Create FAA-approved "converted" engineering drawings for distribution to customers that serve as installation instructions for unique spare parts/assemblies.

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9. Catia

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Here's how Catia is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Engaged and supported F-22 tooling engineers with issues related to CATIA V5 design and CATIA V4 to V5 conversion issues.
  • Create FAA-approved installation products and drawings for G650 unique spare parts in CATIA V5 / ENOVIA SmarTeam.
  • Performed FEA, tolerance stack up and interference analysis in CATIA V5.
  • Generated and maintained structural CATIA V4 drawings for production purposes.
  • Use CATIA to formulate / evaluate various design concepts.
  • Created 3D part models and assemblies using CATIA V5.
  • Modeled Boeing 787 interiors in CATIA and ENOVIA (split schedule ~5 months).
  • Calculated aircraft weight, balance and inertias based on CATIA models, parametric analysis, engineering drawings, and source data.
  • Amend existing GSE drawings and data to add G650 configurations and effectivity utilizing the CATIA V4 CAD system.
  • Used tools Catia V5 and Enovia VPM/CDP.

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10. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Work with project management and other scrum leads to identify development tasks to meet project goals and milestones.
  • Hired for project management of wind tunnel tests and to conduct research.
  • Represented branch to present radiation test results to PACE project management.
  • Developed effective relationships between Cassini project management(internal customer) and Motorola(external customer).
  • Project Management: Coordinated a team of engineers, technicians and resources to complete various projects on time and within budget.
  • Project management tasking includes planning, budgeting, scheduling,coordinating workflow, acquisition, and team leadership.
  • Worked closely with Cassini project management(Jonathan Perret and Tom Gavin) and gave frequent information updates.

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11. Missile

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Here's how Missile is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed modeling and simulation techniques for aircraft performance; Projects included missile aerodynamics, performance, and optimization analysis.
  • Developed and applied Computational Fluid Dynamics codes for aerodynamic analysis of tactical missiles and fighter aircraft.
  • Created reports and documented technical aspects of various missile and advanced technology systems.
  • Researched and developed the stability and control aerodynamic characteristics of tactical missiles.
  • Integrated COTS missile simulation components into larger mainframe simulation.
  • Tested missile simulation software algorithms with hardware systems.
  • Maintain government vehicles for functionality of missile testing.
  • Assisted in the test and evaluation of the HARM missile system at the Naval Air Warfare Center in California.
  • Provided software development support to Patriot and THAAD missile systems as co-op student while attending Auburn University.
  • Provided scientific, engineering, and technical assistance for missile systems to Department of Defense officials.
  • Worked on the implementation of guidance, navigation and controls into missile flight dynamic models.
  • Conduct tests with military computers to improve shelf life of missiles.
  • Analyzed performance data from missile test flights and reported results.
  • Run test on Stinger missiles.
  • Developed a wind tunnel test program for the integration of additional Sparrow missiles to the F-14 airframe.
  • Developed Java scripts to integrate two missile navigation software suites together for use with UAVs.
  • Run tests on Hellfire missiles.
  • Modeled passing and point attack scenarios providing missile impact probabilities Developed software for the analysis of Laser Jitter on target.

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12. Structural Analysis

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Here's how Structural Analysis is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Utilized classical analysis methods to perform structural analysis on several components of the Lower Support Structure and the Fuel Tank Vessel.
  • Performed structural analysis for U.S. Navy fleet and test aircraft.
  • Led a structural analysis team substantiating FAR Part 25 certification requirements for design modifications within a composite technology development program
  • Performed finite element structural analysis in considering complex loading phenomena associated with major piping ruptures.
  • Assured the integrity of supplier structural analysis of aircraft electronic surveillance equipment.
  • Performed structural analysis and design support for major airborne laser system components.

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13. Control Systems

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Here's how Control Systems is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Helped elevate safety and quality specs, improve aerodynamics, and equip navigation and control systems with cutting-edge advancements.
  • Created new control laws and control algorithms and wrote software embodying them in on-board, real-time control systems.
  • Served as a design engineer for propulsion components on large booster thrust vector control systems.
  • Grade Level: GS-12 Provided engineering support for C-130J aircraft avionics and control systems worldwide.
  • Update existing electrical schematics, wiring drawings, P&ID's, revising/creating power drawings of electrical and control systems.
  • Designed HVAC, piping, fire protection and building control systems to support site renovations and retrofit projects.

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14. Stress Analysis

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Here's how Stress Analysis is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed necessary fatigue/stress analysis and design of an axle that could last indefinitely.
  • Perform aerodynamic analysis & stress analysis of conceptual and prototype air vehicles.
  • Performed elastic and inelastic stress analysis and fracture mechanics analysis.
  • Performed stress analysis to support the design, development, and testing of F-35 aircraft components.
  • Increased the reliability of the rotor testing system by conducting a detailed stress analysis.
  • Performed stress analysis on structural elements of the aircraft and documented the results.
  • Generated stress analysis for engine roller bearing and support.
  • Completed thermal and stress analysis of engine components.
  • Performed stress analysis reports in conjunction with Sikorsky to ensure labwork was correctly performed and validated
  • Validate repair designs through static and fatigue stress analysis via classical hand methods.

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15. Corrective Action

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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed statistical analysis on a component involved in an in-flight emergency, verifying safety-of-flight with corrective action.
  • Maintain adequate and accurate records for these inspections, coordinates problems/corrective actions on an inter-departmental basis.
  • Used Root cause corrective action investigations to determine problem areas within the maintenance environment.
  • Investigated damaged components and systems, analyzed failures, and generated corrective actions.
  • Reviewed contractor failure analysis and corrective action systems and products.
  • Complete MRR s for rejects including providing corrective actions for all MRR s for areas of responsibility.
  • Inspected maintenance activities, evaluated resource use, and recommended corrective actions.
  • Find and analyze the root cause and issue corrective action.

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16. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised test personnel, model instrumentation, data analysis, and final report preparation.
  • Performed data analysis using advanced statistical models to derive upset rates in mission environments.
  • Performed data analysis on GPS-related problems.
  • Gained programming experience with UNIX via SED, AWK, C-Shell and other languages for performing data analysis of structural dynamics.
  • Enhance and maintain data analysis procedures for the Fatigue Life Expectancy (FLE) calculations and report generation.
  • Perform data analysis and trending.

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17. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed structural, thermal, and fluid analysis via computational and numerical methods using SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Flow Simulation.
  • Drop Test Analysis: Performed Drop test analysis using Solidworks tools.
  • Provided Solidworks support for multiple phase II SBIR proposals.
  • Used SolidWorks for the design and development of protection devices for military vehicles.
  • Worked entirely on SolidWorks 2005.
  • Worked independently with customers to solve their problems using SolidWorks products.

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18. Depot

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Here's how Depot is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Acted as lead liaison/depot engineer supporting all Pacific Air Force (PACAF) operations.
  • Provided direct support to the fleet, and the local overhaul depot.
  • Investigated over 400 technical deviation requests on the depot floor.
  • Provide production support during F402 engine depot overhaul inductions.
  • Performed aircraft sustainment modifications (A-10, T-39, T-33) in support of the USAF depot.
  • Experience solving significantly challenging and complex in-service engineering fleet and depot rework issues.

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19. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated and facilitated logistics contract negotiations with external USG customers developing base-line requirements for development ARH program
  • Coordinated all logistics activities, including the development of use and maintenance documentation.
  • Coordinated logistics support and provided technical assistance for C-130J equipped units.
  • Translated wind tunnel and flight test data into database for basis of logistics program.
  • Identified logistics supportability impacts to system/equipment designs and proposes engineering changes/alternate solutions to avoid adverse impact.

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20. International Space Station

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Here's how International Space Station is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed technical analysis of materials being considered for use on the International Space Station.
  • Focus on Safety and Mission Assurance for the International Space Station.
  • Worked on stage-drawings for the International Space Station.
  • Support in developing the Space Shuttle and International Space Station on-orbit window cleaning procedures and the Space Shuttle window shield implementation.
  • Worked as technical lead for engineers developing Structures and Mechanisms simulations for NASA's International Space Station Alpha.
  • Led the execution of shuttle and payload integrated systems, International Space Station elements and software ground operations/testing.

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21. FEA

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Here's how FEA is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed project proposals and engineering data regarding aeronautical products and aviation structures to determine feasibility, production time and costs.
  • Evaluated and documented feasibility of different basing and radar configurations for a missile defense system.
  • Analyze engineering data regarding aircraft systems and structures to determine feasibility and production time.
  • Identified critical interfaces at which subsystems/proposed design features impact other systems.
  • Worked as member of the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Team, providing structural support for the Boeing propulsion team.
  • Compiled a technical report of the design analysis, and presented the benefits and features of the aircraft
  • Used QuickField FEA to simulate different formations of transformers and analyzed them in DC-DC converter use.
  • Participate in critical team conceptual design to optimize features of the aircraft for AIAA competition.
  • Perform early flight feasibility assessments for advanced missions to support and impact payload system design.
  • Convinced LM to use new feature, which saves time and facilitates analysis turn-around.
  • Use of GSBI to obtain structural background from database for attachment features.
  • Performed basic stress evaluation for repairs using FEA and hand calculations.
  • Authored the Finite Element Analysis Project Quality Plan (FEAPQP).
  • Reviewed colleague's FEA to verify correct implementation of the FEAPQP.
  • Performed transient, nonlinear cryogenic thermal FEA.
  • Detailed technically feasible work-arounds to continue production processing, and interpretation of data to shop level personnel.
  • Designed metrics of schedule dissimilarity and feasiblity to address problems in operations robustness.
  • Evaluate biofuel performance specifications to determine feasibility for aerospace applications

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22. UAV

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Here's how UAV is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and fabricated a Carbon Composite UAV to delivery with a team of engineers on accelerated time frame.
  • Worked hands on in groups and as individuals to complete various aspects of UAV construction
  • Directed development and implementation the multidisciplinary project for design and manufacture of UAVs for multispectral remote sensing.
  • Derived and wrote real-time, Guidance, Navigation andConrtol algorithms, comprising a multi-mode autopilot system for a fixed-wing UAV.
  • Integrated hardware and software of ground and satellite communications systems aboard the unmanned air vehicle, DarkStar (UAV).
  • Collaborated with a fortune 100 company to determine the scope, schedule and cost for a prototype UAV project.

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23. Usaf

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Here's how Usaf is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Delivered technical presentations for multiple conferences with USAF, FMS, OEM, and subcontractors.
  • Provided input to CNS/ATM datalink system requirements implemented by the USAF and other branches of the military.
  • Flight clearance subject matter expert for flutter, buffet, and vibroacoustics for USAF F-35 JPO.
  • Performed aero-elastic analyses and flight testing related to USAF aircraft.
  • Completed USAF Aircraft Accident Investigation training at Chanute AFB, IL
  • Designed and modified existing USAF, NATO and SAUDI AWACS and tanker aircraft.

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24. C++

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Here's how C++ is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Perform component software testing by creating C++ and MATLAB unit tests.
  • Tested and improved the C++ avoidance logic.
  • Worked with C/C++ for scripting performance testing.
  • Program in MatLab, C#, C++, VB, or Java.
  • Code design in C++ using Eclipse IDE.
  • Implemented C++ and Simulink models of various aircraft subsystems for use in Level D full flight simulators for aircraft.
  • Developed system level models for simulators of several commercial aircraft in C++ and Simulink Performed qualification testing for in-house developed simulators
  • Developed 3 Degree of Freedom (DOF) and 6DOF flight dynamic models in Matlab, C++ and Simulink.

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25. Nastran

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Here's how Nastran is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Developed Python code to process wind tunnel test data, CFD data, and NASTRAN results data.
  • Applied results of NASTRAN quiescent acoustic model of the F-35 weapons bay to cavity flow analysis.
  • Trained colleagues to efficiently utilize MSC Patran and MSC Nastran.
  • Utilized Craig-Bampton reductions, Guyan reductions, and superelements as well as Nastran DMAP for analysis of very large DOF models.
  • Performed structural analyses on copier subsystem components using NASTRAN.
  • Conducted three dimensional finite element STRESS and DYNAMICS analysis of aerospace structures using MSC.NASTRAN, MSC.PATRAN and other in-house computer programs.

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26. Fortran

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Here's how Fortran is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Developed distributed simulations between SUN and SGI workstations using Sockets in a C++ and FORTRAN (with C++ wrapper) environment.
  • Co-authored a FORTRAN software application to approximate aerodynamic loads using wind tunnel test data and fluid dynamics theory.
  • Integrated simulation environment with Cloud Cap Piccolo II for software and hardware-in-loop validation of flight system using FORTRAN and C++.
  • Performed Fracture Mechanics Analyses, utilizing NASA/FLAGRO Fortran Program, with specified critical material properties.
  • Develop FORTRAN code for use in SINDA to perform Avcoat ablation studies.
  • Programmed CFD simulation software and ported Apollo Fluid State Solver from Fortran to Java.
  • Developed Pade' Approximate Unsteady Aerodynamics application used for Aircraft Flutter Analysis, using Fortran programming language.

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27. DOD

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Here's how DOD is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical support to DoD acquisition program managers.
  • Served as DoD technical representative on F110-GE-100 engine for F-16 and F110-GE-400 engine for F-14 fighter aircraft.
  • Created numerous SBIR/STTR proposals for NASA and DOD.
  • Provided high level research and development services in Digital Signal Processing and Adaptive Control Systems to DoD and major corporations.
  • Provided system administration, technical, and programming support for DoD image processing computer lab and projects.
  • Conducted system level specifications flow down to the sensor level for various DOD and NASA programs.

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28. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical support for the ASTREX facility, which involved participation in all facility experiments and design issues.
  • Program and Technical Support Branch Chief.
  • Provided technical support to Manufacturing for resolution of issues and provided technical leadership for all assigned systems and related tasks.
  • Provided training and technical support for field representatives, equipment inspectors and customers.
  • Provided technical support to the production, engineering and maintenance subdivisions.
  • Provided technical support in SEMI-S2 safety evaluation and prototype installation.

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30. Technical Data

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Here's how Technical Data is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained operation and support technical data, including maintenance requirements, performance requirements, and life-limit issues.
  • Provided technical support to designers, draftsmen, and shop floor for technical data, drawing and specifications.
  • Analyzed and evaluated technical data for new aircraft and for new systems on fielded aircraft.
  • Used technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems.
  • Use hardware and soldering techniques, technical data and everyday tools.
  • Initiated engineering orders (EOs) to maintain configuration baseline of technical data/drawings.
  • Reviewed technical data and specifications for evaluation of subcontractor source approval request, first article test reports and plans.

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31. Trade Studies

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Here's how Trade Studies is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed thermal analyses trade studies on different radiator materials and configurations to determine optimum performance and weight.
  • Led a team of 4 engineers to a successful delivery of finite element model trade studies and updated tank designs.
  • Supported quotes and trade studies by completing accurate preliminary designs and layouts on or before the scheduled need date.
  • Performed trade studies and interacted with vendors to provide alternative synthetic fuels in commercial shipping vehicles and aircraft.
  • Air vehicle and weapons work in AoA, Trade Studies, Cost Analysis, data visualization.
  • Conducted trade studies to develop on-orbit maneuver sequencing to reduce contamination to payloads during separation and second stage depletion maneuvers.

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32. Data Acquisition

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Here's how Data Acquisition is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Designed applications in LabView for data acquisition and test automation.
  • Developed process control tasks such as data acquisition, processing, and analysis.
  • Created state diagrams for facility safety monitoring, data acquisition, and control.
  • Developed Data Acquisition software package for NIDAQ Instrumentation in C#.
  • Calibrated test fixture COTS instrumentation and data acquisition system by performing an external forced convection experiment.
  • Architected flight computing and data acquisition system.

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33. F-16

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Here's how F-16 is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in several engine related F-16 mishap investigations.
  • Provided meeting support and helped with formal presentations to attendees from fifteen participating F-16 user countries.
  • Lead the F-16 structural maintenance support team for the Israeli Air-Force Engineering unit.
  • Served as the EAFB project engineer for YA-7F, F-16, F-22, and C-17 mission simulators.
  • Served as Engineering Advisor for an Accident Investigation Board on an F-16 accident at Cannon AFB.
  • Implemented procurement cost saving for the Air Force on F-16 subsystem Redesigned F-16 components

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34. Design Reviews

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Here's how Design Reviews is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed design reviews, operations procedural reviews, and failure mode investigations of concept NASA launch vehicles/propulsion systems.
  • Supported critical design reviews, preliminary design reviews and test readiness reviews.
  • Organize and participate in design reviews of the CPAS (Capsule Parachute Assembly System) for the Orion spacecraft.
  • Presented performance metrics to senior management and NAVAIR customer at several large forum design reviews with 100+ attendees.
  • Presented work at multiple high-level NASA meetings, design reviews and technical conferences.
  • Presented at, and participated in, design reviews.

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35. FEM

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Here's how FEM is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Develop finite element, finite difference, and Thermal models using PATRAN, FEMAP, and Thermal Desktop.
  • Increased tie-down capabilities of the aircraft, provided analysis and FEM reviews.
  • Used FEM model to extract pin and through loads for analysis.
  • Stress Engineer: Used NASTRAN NX & FEMAP for the commercial airplane.
  • Performed aerospace engineering design and structural analysis work for structures, hardware, and equipment using MSC Patran/NASTRAN and FEMAP.
  • Verified that FEMs of individual modules were free of errors and within specifications before combining all submodules together for dynamic analysis.
  • Created tools for Finite Element Model (FEM) Loads extraction and Von Mises stress calculation.
  • Worked with Femap and Nastran to create and analyze Finite Element models of various structures.

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36. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Modeled GPS algorithms (including tracking, coverage, and antenna) for use in commercial Navigation Toolkit software.
  • Created a robotic platform used to test autopilot hardware by sending artificial GPS coordinates to autopilot software.
  • Worked as an aerospace engineer in the field of GPS technology.
  • Served as the sole technical lead providing engineering, operational, and post-processing expertise of a combinedGPS/IMU LiDAR System.
  • Developed experience with GPS post-processing, Matlab, LiDAR Processing, Linux environment, and on-the-flyengineering changes and fixes.
  • Project Manager for GCP-Library for WIFS and CARTOSAT satellites using GPS & for WGS-84 Datum Establishment.

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37. R

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Here's how R is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Gained strong familiarity with various contractual and technical documents, their modifications or amendments and assessment of any/all impacted requirements.
  • Investigated phenomena encountered in aerospace flight, with emphasis on Shuttle mission safety; provided staff leadership and engineering guidance.
  • Collaborated with global team to support foreign military sales contract entailing design, fabrication and testing of mine-neutralization systems.
  • Serve as the Principal expert on technical matters pertaining to international transfers of defense-related commodities and technologies.
  • Design and analyze structural repairs for military helicopters and vertical take-off planes in an overhaul maintenance facility.
  • Provided preliminary design/critical design detail and finite element analysis using SDRC design and analysis software.
  • Provide engineering support during inspection, repair, modification and operation of aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Developed ideas and executed engineering analysis for recommendations to the Space Shuttle Abort Improvement Team.
  • Generated a thorough knowledge of Boeing's engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance operations.
  • Promoted to program management to provide technical direction and leadership on challenging aerospace programs.
  • Participated in several company quality rating audits to qualify them as aerospace suppliers.
  • Created and maintained overall Orion system schematic incorporating technical information from all subsystems.
  • Provided requirements definition and software/hardware support to ensure research vehicle was operational.
  • Authored technical Qualification Requirements for outsourcing of spare/repair flight safety critical parts.
  • Determined verification/certification requirements; prepared test plans and test and operational procedures.
  • Developed advanced parametric thermal models to predict component and system level performance.
  • Provided innovative technical designs for Fiber/Graphite placement systems using Pro/Eng 3D.
  • Advanced Solid Rocket Motor design and analysis using filament wound composites.
  • Verified and streamlined processes for troubleshooting, installation and maintenance.
  • Conduct technical and personality assessment portions of new candidate interviews.

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38. Installation Drawings

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Here's how Installation Drawings is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Designed over 100 wire harnesses from system wire lists and type design structural installation drawings.

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39. MRB

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Here's how MRB is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Maintained MRB MARS tags with Microsoft Excel Mass Properties Engineer.
  • Provide MRB support for F402 engine components.
  • Documented results in technical memos and presented to customers at PDR, CDR, MRR, TSRR.Engineering representative for MRB.
  • Derived MRB repairs substantiated by stress analysis in support of manufacturing and aircraft build
  • Introduced an MRB process to extend the life of components and lower engine operating costs.
  • Gained IPT Lead signature authority over PP20 MRB stress analysis (issued repair authorization).

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40. Configuration Management

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Here's how Configuration Management is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Managed requirements definition, object oriented design/analysis, coding, testing, configuration management, quality assurance, verification and validation.
  • Compiled current documentation and initiated a configuration management system.
  • Served as the owner of documents in the NASA Configuration Management system.
  • Monitored designs for acceptable producibility, and configuration management.
  • Released Propulsion, Climate Control System, Fire Extinguishing System, and certification documentation and drawings to Configuration Management.
  • Participate in the improvement process and means of integration, industrialization and configuration management.

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41. Airbus

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Here's how Airbus is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed Boeing/Airbus aircraft avionics (TCAS/TAWS/RWS/transponder) environmental qualification activities to support FAA certification (TSO/TC/STC).
  • Designed wing components for an Airbus aircraft using CATIA.
  • Worked on Airbus family of Aircrafts (A320 Sharklet, A320 NEO, A321 NEO).
  • Communicated on a regular basis with major air-framers Boeing and Airbus.

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42. F/A-18

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43. GD

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Here's how GD is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Created assembly and component drawings utilizing GD&T per ANSI Y 14.5.
  • Performed GD & T and tolerance analysis for vendor parts preventing future issues.
  • Applied GD&T to new designs to ensure proper form, fit and function.

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44. Tunnel Tests

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Here's how Tunnel Tests is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted in Wind Tunnel Testing: Provided loads and structures presence for wind tunnel tests, both subsonic and supersonic.
  • Supported the Joint Strike Fighter proposal effort through aerodynamic analysis of wind tunnel tests and database design and development.
  • Prepared for and conducted aircraft and automotive wind tunnel tests and presented results in formal reports.
  • Post process and correct Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) pressure data from wind tunnel tests.
  • Planned and conducted wind tunnel tests of various air-breathing propulsion components.
  • Participated in pretest planning, test execution and data reduction and analysis on several wind tunnel tests.

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45. UAS

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Here's how UAS is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared test plans, test report, engineering reports and engineering specifications for various customers, to include ByeUAS and GNSS.
  • Designed and analyzed a clamping hard mount for the Navy Aerostar UAS which was cut using a CNC machine.
  • Designed autonomous flight software to be adaptable to any civil aircraft and uas model.
  • Developed two software applications that significantly increased the utility of the UAS.
  • Team Lead for the six-person AFRL/RQVA Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Team.

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46. Technical Reports

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Here's how Technical Reports is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Published a technical paper and authored 8 major internal technical reports documenting process innovations and significant findings from analyses.
  • Prepare technical reports regarding flight-test data and aircraft discrepancy issues for senior staff and other engineering disciplines.
  • Develop technical reports summarizing aerodynamic study results.
  • Prepared technical reports and correspondence.
  • Created formal technical reports and presentations to effectively communicate results to various Navy, Air Force, Army and Foreign customers.
  • Summarized and translated maintenance data into technical reports to include power point slides identifying leak trends.

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47. Aircraft Design

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Here's how Aircraft Design is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Provided Systems Analysis & Integration, software programming & system design across all technical disciplines involved in aircraft design.
  • Performed structural fatigue and damage tolerance analysis for next generation aircraft design and documentation to fulfill FAR 25.571.
  • Applied comparative trend studies, industry standards, aircraft design equations, and FAR guidelines.

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48. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Performed on-sight evaluation of payload air testing to ensure compliance to specific engineering requirements.
  • Provided allocations to subsystems to ensure compliance to necessary acoustic levels.
  • Reviewed test procedures and plans for systems and software to ensure compliance with appropriate lab configurations and that corrections were performed.

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49. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Determined reliability trends to identify improvements for cost savings
  • Determined potential wind tunnel cost savings by supplementing with CFD or analogous wind tunnel data.
  • Performed Cost Savings Analyses for benefits of new/improved parts, fuels and component trends.
  • Identified over $750,000 of manufacturing cost savings.

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50. Hand Calculations

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Here's how Hand Calculations is used in Aerospace Engineer jobs:
  • Verified analyses using classical hand calculations.
  • Stress and dynamic analyses on electric box support brackets using NASTRAN finite element models and hand calculations.
  • Perform hand calculations using OEM stress methods and industry standards to substantiate primary and secondary structural repairs.
  • Performed thermal analysis on RLV program using TAK 2000, Excel models, and hand calculations.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Aerospace Engineer

Engineering Support11.7%
Launch Vehicle10.7%
Nasa9.6%
Computational Fluid Dynamics7.2%
CAD6.7%
Test Cases6.7%
Aircraft Parts5.1%
FAA4.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Aerospace Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Engineering Support
Engineering Support
7.7%
7.7%
2
2
Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle
7.1%
7.1%
3
3
Nasa
Nasa
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
4.7%
4.7%
5
5
CAD
CAD
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Test Cases
Test Cases
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Aircraft Parts
Aircraft Parts
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
FAA
FAA
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Catia
Catia
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Project Management
Project Management
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
Missile
Missile
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Structural Analysis
Structural Analysis
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Control Systems
Control Systems
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Stress Analysis
Stress Analysis
2%
2%
15
15
Corrective Action
Corrective Action
2%
2%
16
16
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Solidworks
Solidworks
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Depot
Depot
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Logistics
Logistics
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
International Space Station
International Space Station
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
FEA
FEA
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
UAV
UAV
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Usaf
Usaf
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
C++
C++
1.5%
1.5%
25
25
Nastran
Nastran
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
Fortran
Fortran
1.4%
1.4%
27
27
DOD
DOD
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
Navair
Navair
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Technical Data
Technical Data
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
Trade Studies
Trade Studies
1.2%
1.2%
32
32
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
F-16
F-16
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Design Reviews
Design Reviews
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
FEM
FEM
1.1%
1.1%
36
36
GPS
GPS
1.1%
1.1%
37
37
R
R
1%
1%
38
38
Installation Drawings
Installation Drawings
1%
1%
39
39
MRB
MRB
1%
1%
40
40
Configuration Management
Configuration Management
1%
1%
41
41
Airbus
Airbus
1%
1%
42
42
F/A-18
F/A-18
1%
1%
43
43
GD
GD
0.9%
0.9%
44
44
Tunnel Tests
Tunnel Tests
0.9%
0.9%
45
45
UAS
UAS
0.9%
0.9%
46
46
Technical Reports
Technical Reports
0.9%
0.9%
47
47
Aircraft Design
Aircraft Design
0.8%
0.8%
48
48
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.8%
0.8%
49
49
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
0.8%
0.8%
50
50
Hand Calculations
Hand Calculations
0.8%
0.8%

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