Stark's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) division is made up of both UAS
production and Flight Services. Stark produces the Heron and the Hunter MQ-5B
Unmanned Aerial Systems at our technologically advanced production facility
located in Columbus, MS. The Hunter MQ-5B is a Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems
(TUAS) that has flown over 100,000 hours in support of the Global War on
Terror. The Heron is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS in use in 27
countries worldwide and has been flown by Stark's Flight Services team in
support of U.S. Government counter-narcotics operations.
Stark has a fully integrated hangar capable of both production acceptance and
training operations. From the hangar, there is direct access to the runway at
Golden Triangle Regional Airport, where the FAA has authorized Heron flights.
Stark Aerospace’s Sensors Division represents the company’s focus on electro-
optics, radars and navigational systems. The Electro-Optics team is performing
assembly and repairs of Plug-In Optronic Payloads (POP), including the POP300,
POP300D, POP300i, and POP300LR. In addition to the POP, Stark’s family of
sensors includes the MiniPOP, MiniPOP-D, MicroPOP, and Ground Target
Acquisition and Designation Systems (GTADS). These payloads are used in the war
on terror, as well as for law enforcement, naval, and other surveillance needs.
Stark Aerospace’s Engineering/AMI Division is a leading provider of engineering
services to the aerospace and defense industries. Our services engineers and
program managers have expertise in a wide range of disciplines and are
available to efficiently support your program at a variety of levels. From
analysis support to turn-key programs, Stark’s Engineering/AMI team is a one-
stop engineering services supplier.
The Aeronautical Engineer will assist in the development of aeronautical
systems designs, including testing methods. Prepare and plan drawings using
design software. Perform various analyses, as directed by senior personnel,
including flight dynamics, thermal, structural, guidance and control,
stability, etc. to assist in the identification of correct configuration,
integrity and feasibility of design(s). Assist in the creation of working
subsystem prototype(s). Plan and conduct wind tunnel testing to predict
aerodynamic impact and performance optimization of air vehicle modifications.
Establish structural specifications, performs stress analysis, and conducts
performance tests. Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer
analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify air vehicle design and performance.
Prepare technical documentation. Assist in the review of vendor/contractor
capability to bring product design from engineering prototype phase to
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a
related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with minimum
of 15 years of professional experience. Strong theoretical understanding of
drag prediction, performance prediction, stability & control analysis, handling
qualities assessment, aerodynamic design and configuration. Comfortable
applying empirical, computational and experimental methods. Experience solving
a diverse set of problems; emphasis on external aerodynamics. Capable of
developing computational methods to solve unique problems. Excellent Problem
solving skills, required to overcome unforeseen challenges quickly and
effectively. Demonstrated ability to write technical reports. Work effectively
as a team member and individually. Excellent communication skills. U.S. Person
as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR.) Preferred
experience: Wind tunnel testing experience. Flight testing experience.
Airworthiness certification experience (Part 23 and/or Part 25.) FAA DER or
desire to attain DER status. MATLAB Power User. LINUX and Windows Environments.
Programming experience: C++, Fortran, JAVA, etc. CATIA v5 Experience. Shell
Analytical Methods/Stark Aerospace is an equal employment opportunity employer.