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Stress Analysis Engineer


Structural analysis engineer experienced with metallic and composite airframe, or related structures. Provides stress analysis support for new product development from conceptual through detail design. Some knowledge and experience is required in the following areas, with substantial experience and expertise in many of these areas: 
• Airframe structural criteria / requirements; 
• Trade studies; 
• Design layout development to define structural load paths; 
• Internal loads development using various approaches including finite element modeling and analysis;

  Preliminary and final sizing analysis; 
• Stress analysis sizing using hand analysis calculations 
• Concept development for least weight designs; 
• Stress report preparation; 
• Stress support for manufacturing and change board; 
• Stress support for structural test including coupon, design development, component and full-scale static and fatigue and flight test; 
• Stress support for damage limits, structural repairs and mods to support repair limits and structural repair manual preparation. Structural analysis tasks in support of Airframe Structural Test and Certification. Tasks can include:
• Perform stress analysis tasks related to trade studies to determine best design approach to meet airframe design requirements.
• Provide stress analysis support for design layouts, including determination of optimum loads paths, material and hardware selections, and least weight / low cost designs.
• Provide stress sizing and analysis for airframe preliminary design.
• Provide sizing updates and final analysis for detail design releases.
• Develop internal loads, and loads updates for the above tasks.
• Mentor and lead inexperienced engineers in the above tasks.

Lead experienced stress engineers in the above tasks.

Preparation of test requirements, test plans, test reports, internal loads correlation, and other analysis and documentation related to structural testing
Develop test loads, and test article restraints to simulate critical load conditions
• Conduct test monitoring and test data reduction form airframe structural tests.
Regular interface with customer and management to discuss and status tasks being performed
Project planning as required to ensure tasks are performed to support over Program schedules and milestones 
• Communicate with team members effectively.
Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Must be US citizen
Must have experience with Siemens NX, MSC PATRAN / NASTRAN, Hypermesh, Optistruct, TMP SLIM and Vision, and a variety of other software applications related to airframe structural analysis and design.
The successful candidate will typically have a bachelor’s degree Civil, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent and a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.
Must be able to lead and/or mentor less experienced engineers.
Must be a self-starter with ability to work with little oversight.
Must be able to plan and status tasks within constraints imposed by an overall development schedule. 
Must have proficiency in extracting internal loads from finite element coarse grid models, and applying those loads for use in static strength analysis.

Previous experience with Boeing Military Programs and Boeing’s Tools  are highly desired.

Candidates who display specialty experience in Composites Analysis are desired.


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 57404
Job Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Rate: open
Per Diem: Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 07/31/2019
Attention: Becky Norman

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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