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Thermal Analyst

Let’s exceed the expected


The sky’s the limit when it comes to the challenges we accept. Which is why we need people who have set their goals high and want to go above and beyond. Does this sound like you?


RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. We focus on the aerospace industry and our employees, representing 67 different nationalities, produce innovative solutions to today's and tomorrow's challenges. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe, with a growing presence in the United States. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus, and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe.


SUMMARY:  The right candidate will have, demonstrable on the resume, at least five years' worth of Thermal Analysis experience, using Sinda/Fluint, Thermal Desktop, and MATLAB.  Also, you will have Thermal Protection System (TPS) experience, preferably on spacecraft.




• Define analysis approaches to investigate thermal design problems or verify solutions
• Ingest, understand and track allocated requirements
• Establish analysis methods and create thermal mathematical models and geometric mathematical models using TD DIRECT/Thermal Desktop, MATLAB, EXCEL and
other engineering tools
• Generate, execute, and post-process analysis jobs in Thermal Desktop/SINDA/FLUINT
• Perform concept studies in collaboration with other stakeholders
• Perform detailed TPS/TCS sizing and design verification
• Provide support to establish test plans
• Perform test predictions, test evaluations and correlations
• Support manufacturing non-conformances and change requests
• Document technical work in analysis reports



• Undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline and 5+ years relevant experience
• Thermal analysis experience on an aerospace vehicle program
• Experience with thermal protection systems (TPS)
• Expertise with thermal analysis tools such as TD Direct/Thermal Desktop and Sinda Fluint
• Proficiency with MATLAB, Excel, and other analysis tools
• Experience with analysis documentation and flight certification
• Good communication and collaboration skills
• U.S. Citizenship or U.S. permanent resident



Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

Did we launch your enthusiasm about this exciting position? We look forward to receiving your online application at the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/RUAGCareers


Huntsville, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

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