Apply knowledge of advanced structural analyses (e.g., modeling, fatigue, damage tolerance, etc.) and materials to determine structural adequacy and regulatory compliance for Durability and Damage Tolerance of new and modified aircraft structures. Participate in the material selection, configuration and sizing for new airframe structures as well as providing production and field support for existing aircraft. Structural evaluations will consider aircraft operational spectra and internal loads development, fatigue, crack growth, and residual strength analyses, and the development of directed inspections for detection of structural damage. Engineer should have broad working knowledge of aircraft structure and regulatory requirements as it relates to durability and damage tolerance analyses. Must perform structural analysis utilizing classical hand analysis methods and computer applications, interface with other members of project or program teams, management, and technical staff to define and implement engineering solutions to meet group, organization, and company objectives. Must have good written and verbal communication skills. Tools used include NASGRO, NASTRAN/PATRAN, Matlab, Visual Basic, Access, and MS Office products as well as OEM proprietary tools.
Works independently, requiring moderate supervision and contribute to on time completion of project milestones. Provides structural guidance to design engineers and is instrumental in the execution of company technical policy and organizational goals.
Moderate contacts with industry peers, clients, and client representatives regarding technical performance and progress, contractual performance and issues, and follow on work requirements. Assist others in technical decision making and analysis. Supports technical briefings and meetings for both internal and external consumption.
4 Year of Damage Tolerance analysis experience with Master’s or 9 years experience with Bachelor’s in Mechanical, Aeronautical, or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college. Requires 6 months experience or 6 graduate credit hours in each of the following:
- Basic structure finite element analysis; Finite element software: ABAQUS and NASTRAN; Development of Load/Stress fatigue spectra for aircraft.
- Damage tolerance analysis or fracture mechanics analysis; Crack Growth, Residual Strength analyses using NASGRO, development of Stress Intensity Factors solutions; development of inspection requirements for aircraft;
- Evaluation/disposition of manufacturing discrepancies for new aircraft production or aircraft modifications.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS AUTHORIZATION TO WORK LEGALLY IN THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT COMPANY SPONSORSHIP.
HOW TO APPLY:
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KTM Solutions, Inc.