Careers

At CREAN, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current open contract opportunities are listed below:

This is a 1099-contract position for a 3-6 month trial period, after which a full-time position may be offered.

The Solution Engineer will aid in the development and deployment of a variety of Smart Factory technologies primarily focused around asset tracking solutions including BLE, UWB, and RFID technologies as well as internally developed CREAN Smart Bench, Smart Kanban, and Smart Rack discrete tracking solutions. The SFSE will work with technology partners, develop a deep understanding of each of their solutions, and use internal test environments to validate system performance of new internal and partner SW development prior to deployment.  The SFSE will work both with clients and our internal team members to maintain a roadmap of features, requirements, and priorities for ongoing Software and Hardware development as well as strategic partnerships to further our offerings.

The SFSE will provide support to the Sales team during client project development and definition including demonstration of CREAN technologies during sales meetings.  This support will include a lead role during client discovery to define the system requirements as well as supporting the deployment of systems at the client site.  Strong customer relationship skills are a must.

Responsibilities for Solutions Engineer:

  • Work closely with vendors, IT, SW team and others within the company to ensure hardware and software is available for projects and working properly. Manage inventory, determine ordering requirements, and work with vendors to ensure on-time delivery
  • Perform site surveys, and provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions including time and scope involved
  • Assist other engineers in creating practical demonstrations of proposed solutions and demonstrating them to other members of the team and the client as needed
  • Work with automation, process reengineering, and other technology experts to develop integrated client solutions
  • Establish a framework for necessary contributions from various internal teams and facilitate their collaboration
  • Maintain a current understanding of the industry state of the art to aid in development roadmaps including internal development as well as identification of new tech partners
  • Document and monitor requirements needed to institute proposed updates in relation to customer experience
  • Project manage activities to successfully monitor progress and implementation of initiatives
  • Account for possible project challenges or constraints and proactively manage solutions
  • Travel to client sites to support site surveys and implementations and other client meetings

The following skills, experience, and knowledge is required for this position:

  • BLE and/or UWB tracking solutions, tags, and anchors and specifying and deploying solutions
  • RFID solutions, active and passive tags, and their selection for specific applications
  • Integration of hardware, software, firmware systems
  • Embedded sensor technology development
  • Project management
  • Comfortable with people, patient, and enjoy developing solutions
  • Comfortable working in a collaboration with engineering teams of experts
  • Experience with software engineering, customer experience and design architecture
  • Fundamentals of Networks, Cyber Security, and Data Systems Protocols
  • Electronics design and integration
  • Ability to work with various internal and external teams to facilitate the orderly execution of a proposed project plan.

Knowledge in the following areas is strongly preferred:

  • Working knowledge to strong understanding of Lean, Industrial Engineering, and manufacturing production process optimization methods
  • Data analytics tools and methods, business analysis techniques and leading tools
  • Experience working with a team developing IT and cloud infrastructure
  • Up to date understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Knowledge and experience working with various Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Project development and leadership skills
  • Operations Technology systems such as ERP and MES systems
  • Software systems and integration of API driven interfaces with OT systems.

Education & Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with strong understanding of Computer Science and Software Development
  • 2nd degree or relevant certificate training in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Industrial Engineering preferred
  • 5-10 years experience with a relevant company in RF Tracking solutions, manufacturing and/or smart factory (IIOT) technology solutions

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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This is a contract position which involves travel to Huntsville, AL and New Orleans, LA

Description: Mechanical designer fluent in Creo with experience in space launch vehicle blankets – both thermal and acoustics – and other thermal protection system experience for 1-2 year assignment

Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience with design of launch vehicle blanket designs – both fabric design and supporting structures in fairings and interstage sections
  • Experience with design of thermal protection systems, beyond blankets to include spray on foam insulation and other techniques.
  • PTC Creo CAD system
  • Work within a larger design team to create optimal design solutions
  • Develop and present concepts, designs at reviews
  • Collaborate with integrated team to understand requirements and customer expectations
  • Interface with strength analysis and loads team, independently perform rough sizing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5-10 years of related experience in the mechanical design of aerospace structures, OR equivalent skills and industry experience for non-degreed candidates
  • High proficiency in Creo
  • Experience designing aerospace structures.
  • No security clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with blanket systems

Travel:

  • Willingness to support frequent travel to Alabama and Louisiana

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with  CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, Inc., we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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This is a contract position which involves travel to Huntsville, AL and New Orleans, LA

Description: Structural stress analyst with experience in space launch vehicle blankets – both thermal and acoustics – and other thermal protection system experience for 1-2 year assignment

Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience with structural stress analysis of launch vehicle blanket designs – both fabric design and supporting structures in fairings and interstage sections
  • Experience with structural stress analysis of thermal protection systems, beyond blankets to include spray on foam insulation and other techniques.
  • Proven ability to handle structural analysis – stress, fatigue, and fracture analyses – by identifying failure modes and calculating margins using hand calculations and finite element modeling techniques
  • Experience with structure optimization
  • Proficiency in NASTRAN/PATRAN/ABAQUS, Excel, MathCAD or similar
  • Collaborate with integrated team to understand requirements and customer expectations
  • Interface with design teams, support design reviews

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10 years of related experience in the mechanical design of aerospace structures, OR equivalent skills and industry experience for non-degreed candidates
  • High proficiency in NASTRAN and ABAQUS
  • Experience designing aerospace structures.
  • No security clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • Working with design teams in Creo
  • Ability to rapidly create FEM models from Creo Geometry

Travel:

  • Willingness to support frequent travel to Alabama and Louisiana

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with  CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, Inc., we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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CREAN, Inc. is looking to fill open contract (1099) positions located in California, Texas, Colorado, and Alabama.  Both on-site and remote work opportunities are possible.

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Systems engineer with Communications and Payload experience to join the development of the next generation of satellite payloads.

Responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Developing architecture, design concepts, and technical baselines for satellite payload communications and sensor systems, processors and  related hardware/software.
  • Developing payload subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions and link budgets including passive and active antenna systems, and related payload components for high throughput systems and high-power applications.
  • Conducting communications payload design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information particularly for space systems which may also include deep space communications systems.
  • Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated subsystems/components requirement.
  • Creating technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements and satellite subsystems.
  • Supporting proposal development activities for objective payload systems.
  • Support program design, development, manufacturing, assembly and test activities through spacecraft delivery.
  • Support component, subsystem, and spacecraft testing through spacecraft delivery including in-orbit testing and operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software.
  • Hardware components and system test experience in satellite systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers.
  • Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
  • Space-Ground-Terrestrial System level analysis capabilities to develop robust system budgets, waveforms, etc. potentially including deep space applications.
  • Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g. MATLAB, etc.)
  • A U.S. Government issued clearance is preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with satellite communications technologies and waveforms and general knowledge of active arrays and digital electronics/DSP systems.
  • Working knowledge of current US DoD Protected Satellite Communications (i.e. Milstar, AEHF, MUOS, WGS, etc.) or complex commercial satellite systems (i.e. Viasat, O3B, etc.).
  • Experience developing Analog/Digital interfaces.
  • End-to-end systems engineering and architecture development including space segment; space-to-ground communications, command & control; and terrestrial communications systems.
  • Experience with full-life cycle of ASIC/FGPA development including Register Transfer Level (RTL) hardware descriptive languages (i.e. VHDL, Verilog)
  • Experience performing software source lines of code (SLOC) estimates based on requirements.
  • Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments.
  • Experience in requirements flow-down (e.g. MBSE, DOORS), Configuration Management, Failure Review Boards/Root Cause processes, etc.
  • Prior satellite communications or sensors payload experience, 8-20 years.

Education:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Electrical or Systems Engineering, RF / Microwave Communications, Computer Science or Aerospace preferred.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred, but not required.

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc.is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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CREAN, Inc. is looking to fill open contract (1099) positions located in California, Texas, Colorado, and Alabama.  Both on-site and remote work opportunities are possible.

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Systems Engineer with broad background in Global Communications and Sensor Satellite Systems.

Responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Develop architecture, design concepts, and technical baselines for  global communications and sensor systems, including spacecraft/satellite systems, ground and user terminals, Network Operating Centers (NOC) and related hardware/software.
  • Develop spacecraft and payload subsystem-level requirements and interface definitions and link budgets including passive antennas, active array systems, and related payload components for high throughput systems and high-power applications.
  • Develop requirements and designs for mechanical satellite bus, ground station, user terminal and related components.
  • Conducting communication systems design trades, including potential source identification/selection through formal Requests for Information particularly for space, ground, and control systems which may also include deep space communications systems.
  • Perform analysis and decompose system level performance requirements to verifiable allocated subsystems/components requirement.
  • Creating technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical system elements and subsystems.
  • Supporting proposal development activities for objective payload systems
  • Support program design, development, manufacturing, assembly and test activities through spacecraft, ground, and NOC deliveries.
  • Support component, subsystem, spacecraft, ground, NOC and overall system testing through deliveries including in-orbit testing and overall system operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and/or CDR) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software.
  • Hardware components and system test experience in satellite, ground, user terminals and NOC systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers. Ability to write technical sections of customer requests for information (RFIs) or proposals, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.
  • Space-Ground-Terrestrial System level analysis capabilities to develop robust system budgets, waveforms, etc. potentially including deep space applications.
  • Proficiency in relevant analytical tools (e.g., MATLAB, etc.)
  • A U.S. government issued clearance is preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with global satellite-based communications technologies and waveforms and general knowledge of active antennas and digital electronics/DSP systems, ground and user interfaces and overall NOC systems, either electrical or mechanical based.
  • Working knowledge of current US DoD Protected Satellite Communications (e.g. Milstar, AEHF, MUOS, WGS, etc.) or complex commercial satellite systems (e.g. Viasat, SES O3B, etc.)
  • Experience developing Analog/Digital interfaces.
  • End-to-end systems engineering and architecture development including space segment; space-to-ground communications, command & control; and terrestrial communications systems, mobile user terminals and related components.
  • Proven ability to develop analytical modeling and simulation tools/environments.
  • Background in requirements flow-down (e.g. MBSE, DOORS), Configuration Management, Failure Review Boards/Root Cause processes, etc.
  • Prior satellite communications and systems experience, with 8-20 years.

Education:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering, RF / Microwave Communications, or Aerospace Engineering required.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred, but not required.

Additional information:

  • This is an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN, Inc. on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with  CREAN, Inc., we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, Inc., we can offer competitive compensation.

CREAN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; partnering with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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CREAN is looking to fill open contract (1099) positions located in California, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Virginia and Washington, DC.

General:

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced Electrical Engineer with Aerospace experience. The perfect candidate will have had experience utilizing Solidworks software to design new products and product upgrades, creating 3D printed prototypes to allow fit and function testing and experience being involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation and or repair of Aerospace products and systems.

The Electrical Engineer ensures that all product design and product improvement is executed in accordance within the guidelines of AS9100 based processes, as well as within FAA regulatory requirements. The engineer will also monitor in-service product reliability and coordinate with production staff as well as external parties on any design changes that will improve the overall product reliability across all platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Translates product design and product improvement ideas into working prototypes.
  • Originate new products in accordance with customer needs and business model.
  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.
  • Work with appropriate personnel to ensure key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis regarding product development activities stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Evaluates and implements technology to help drive down manufacturing costs and helps implement cost saving best practices.
  • Coordinates with Team members, customers, and suppliers on new product design, manufacturing best practices and new technologies to ensure that new product design incorporates overall best practices to make product as reliable, efficient and cost effective as possible.
  • Maintain configuration management best practices across all product design and product improvements.
  • Ensures that all product development activities are executed in accordance with current FAA regulatory requirements.
  • A U.S. government issued clearance is preferred, but not required.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor Science degree required; Electrical Engineering required.
  • At least five years of job-related experience in Electrical engineer with focus on new product design or product improvement, aerospace and/or aviation industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, to include Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience working with 3D modeling software, Solidworks preferred.
  • Understanding of Quality Management systems in accordance with ISO or AS type standards
  • Engineering Experience a must.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented work environment.

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are local to Southern California or Houston, TX and within driving distance, but not required, since some work can be performed remotely with the right candidate. Relocation assistance (moving costs) is not permissible with this position.
  • This is not a full-time position, but an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with CREAN, we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN, we can offer competitive compensation as well as optional healthcare benefits.

CREAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and contact information here.

This is a contract position located in northern Los Angeles County, CA

CREAN is looking to fill an open contract (1099) position for a Dynamics Test Engineer, with some work that can be performed remotely (up to 25%).

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Dynamics Test Engineer providing expertise and support to customer-funded programs.

Description: A Mid-level to Senior Dynamics Test Engineer – WITH ACTIVE TOP SECRET or SSBI SECURITY CLEARANCE – who has in-depth knowledge of spacecraft and space component level testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acoustic, random vibration and mechanical shock test requirements & criteria, and testing of all spacecraft and instrument components.
  • Develop and present test plans, test results and reports
  • Evaluate test results for various hardware items at different levels of assembly.
  • Collaborate with team members to verify compliance with requirements and customer expectations.
  • Some travel may be required for offsite testing.

Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: Only applicants with an Active Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and/or TOP SECRET security clearance with access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI) can be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Acoustics or related technical discipline with 10 years of related dynamics environments experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 4 years related experience.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: random vibration test, sine vibration test, acoustic and shock testing.
  • Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and test techniques in vibration, acoustics and shock; with test specifications for spacecraft systems and subsystems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledgeable in application of FORCE LIMITED vibration specification and test methodologies. Experience in modal testing and analysis.
  • Domain expert in random dynamic test, digital signal analysis, instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Experience with Pyroshock criteria and SRS; mastery of component shock testing in the lab using a variety of techniques.
  • Extensive experience providing dynamics criteria, requirements specification, and test in support of space flight projects.
  • Experience conducting random and swept sine electro-dynamic shaker vibration tests with multiple controls

Additional information:

  • It is preferred that applicants are willing to travel to client locations, although some work can be performed remotely with the right candidate. Relocation assistance (moving costs) is not permissible with this position (or expected).
  • This is not a full-time position, but an independent contractor role, categorized as a 1099 employee. An independent contractor provides his or her services to CREAN on a project to project basis. Being a 1099 contractor offers the benefits of greater flexibility, no tax withholding, increased tax deduction options, and increased earnings potential. To learn more about independent contractors in the workplace, you can click here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/independent-contractor-defined
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State
  • By onboarding with CREAN, we will add you to our database of highly skilled Engineers and Managers. We then market your skills and knowledge to our more than 50 active clients in the Space, Aerospace, Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This benefits you in the sense that we are marketing your skills directly for you. This way, you are not required to source your own short-term contracts for technical expertise, nor are you not restricted or limited to working with any other company at any time.
  • As an independent contractor enlisted with CREAN we can offer competitive compensation as well as optional healthcare benefits.

CREAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with CREAN is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and contact information here.

CREAN is looking to fill open contract (1099) positions located in Huntsville, Alabama.

CREAN is a consulting organization dedicated to improving the position of our clients in the marketplace as well as provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise in Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors. We are looking for a qualified Aerospace Electrical Engineer with System Safety/Reliability experience that provides system level reliability analyses, coordination, planning guidance, and support throughout the project lifecycle in order to increase confidence in mission success, and help projects understand and manage a wide range of risks associated with each unique mission. The duration of this contract is greater than 6 months with the possibility of extension.

As a representative of CREAN, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform various system level safety/reliability analyses for multiple projects, review these analyses and generate relevant documentation in accordance with standard procedures of the customer.
  • Provide product and project safety/reliability expertise for Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) Flight projects and Payload Flight projects.
  • Act as an integral member of the Project Team for all phases of the project from project kick-off and development (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.) through product delivery for flight.
  • Develop safety/reliability products per project requirements. These products may include: initial Assessment of Criticality, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analyses (FTA’s) and Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA’s).Drawing Review
  • Supplier Products/Data Review
  • Hazard Identification
    • Hazard Checklist review/update
    • Fault tree analysis development/update
    • Hazardous condition description development
    • Hazard causes identification
    • Safety technical requirements identification
    • Hazard controls/mitigations
    • Hazard verifications development
    • Verification tracking log update
  • Hazard data input into NASA database
  • Hazard classification
  • Evaluation of the overall safety risk of hazards
  • Document Acceptance Rational for each hazard commiserate with the maturity level of hazard analysis
  • Review of Non-conformances for safety impact and document in Hazard Reports
  • Identification of operation controls to be included in the Operational Control Summary of the System Safety Analysis Report (SSAR) in accordance with DRD 1393SA-001
  • Identification of failure history to be included in the Safety Impact Summary the SSAR in accordance with DRD 1393SA-001.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with typically a minimum of 10 years of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 8 years of experience.
  • Experience with System Safety/Reliability analysis methods such as Hazard analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Root Cause Analysis, etc.
  • Ability to use qualitative safety analyses to gain insight into overall system risk, support the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process, and make recommendations to project managers.
  • Experience with the Systems Engineering lifecycle process and products associated with system development and operations.
  • General knowledge of spacecraft design principles and operational characteristics.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts beyond basic foundation courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well within a team environment and interact with all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers.
  • Continuous process improvement mindset.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Project leadership experience leading small teams to complete projects with cost/schedule/technical management.
  • Experience in Statistics or Probability theory or analysis, including Bayesian Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with Risk Management and quantitative risk assessment.

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here ( https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987 ).

Working with CREAN:

For more than eighteen years, CREAN has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Subject Matter Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

CREAN depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand CREAN value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our partners, and our neighbors.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to CREAN customers.

CREAN provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

CREAN participates in the E-Verify program.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

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This is a contract position which involves travel to Huntsville, AL and New Orleans, LA

Description: Creo designer with space structures experience for 1-2 year assignment

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design of space structures with PTC Creo CAD system
  • Work within a larger design team to create optimal design solutions
  • Develop and present concepts, designs at reviews
  • Collaborate with integrated team to understand requirements and customer expectations
  • Interface with strength analysis and loads team, independently perform rough sizing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5-10 years of related experience in the mechanical design of aerospace structures, OR equivalent skills and industry experience for non-degreed candidates
  • High proficiency in Creo
  • Experience designing aerospace structures.
  • No security clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with launch vehicle structures, propulsion subsystems and support equipment

Travel:

  • Willingness to support frequent travel to Alabama and Louisiana

Apply for this position here

For more than eighteen years, CREAN has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Technical Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

CREAN depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand CREAN value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our partners, and our neighbors.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to CREAN customers.

CREAN provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

CREAN participates in the E-Verify program.

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