Lockheed Martin External Loads Team Lead, Skunk Works® Advanced Development Programs in Palmdale, California

Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs—

Skunk Works

This position is for an External Loads Team Lead with Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works® Advanced Development Programs. This position requires an Aircraft Structural Analyst to lead a structural analysis team. The candidate will also be expected to use their technical expertise to develop structural analysis methods and perform structural analysis of advanced composite structures. The candidate will have advanced and thorough knowledge in the field of aircraft structural analysis and will have a broad knowledge of all related disciplines. This position will require the successful applicant to act as a technical leader for large groups and as a mentor to junior engineers. The candidate will be responsible for leading groups responsible for preliminary and detailed analysis of aircraft structures, structural assemblies, participation in trade studies and coordination with Integrated Product Teams.

Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Must have an active Secret Clearance with an investigation in the last 5 years

Basic Qualifications Bachelors Degree with minimum 10 years of professional work experience. Experience working with program and or project management. Experience working with cross functional teams.

Desired skills

Expert within Airframe External Loads Analysis

Expert with structural analysis hand calculation methods

Expert with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Experience using LM Aero Common Analysis Tools including SLIM/Vision/IDAT

Expert with ABAQUS


Fully versed in metallic and composite analysis

Familiarity with CATIA V5

Understanding of drawing practices, material properties, and manufacturing processes

Excellent writing and communication skills

Leadership skills

Active Secret clearance within 5 years of last investigation

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Palmdale California