Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Looking for your chance to join a growing and engaged engineering team in the aerospace field?  Have you been waiting for a chance to apply your engineering know-how to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems?  QuEST Defense is looking for an experienced candidate to join our engineering team in order to continue our growth and to enhance our service offerings.  If you like seeking out complex challenges to solve, and using the latest techniques to design new game-changing products, come and be a part of our team. 

The Role

The successful candidate will draw upon their experience to aid in the design and analysis of hot-section turbine components using a mix of customer proprietary and commercial tools.  Collaboration and a forward thinking approach are important to ensure we remain the supplier of choice for our customers.  You will also be the face of Quest to your customers.  Through listening to customer challenges, and building on your previous experiences, you will find creative approaches that will solve their most difficult engineering problems.   

Job Functions

  • Use computational tools to perform FEA analysis for static and dynamic structures for Space System Components
  • Part ownership – determine if design requirements are met, coordinate with product definition and analysis teams, as well as performing some FEA analysis directly
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Geometry and mesh preparation
  • Model setup and analysis
  • Post-process and prepare high-quality presentations of results
  • Document all work according to customer requirements
  • Prepare and present reports on findings


We’re excited to talk to you if your qualifications meet the following criteria:

  • 5-10 years of FEA analysis experience in static and dynamic structures in Space System Components
  • BS in Mechanical engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience with ANSYS Workbench strongly preferred
  • Experience with part ownership and design cycle preferred
  • Experience with stress, life estimation, creep, and vibration FEA analysis techniques required
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment
  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!
  • US Citizen
  • Have or have the ability to obtain a Secret Level Clearance

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:


Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.

Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.

Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.

Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.

Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM

Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.