Under the direction of the Engineering manager, supervisor or director, this position will provide stress analysis input to the Engineering Integrated Product Team (IPT) to ensure successful product development from conceptual layout stage through release of detail engineering and documentation. This position will coordinate with IPT to identify all design requirements and optimize load paths. The Stress Engineer III will develop and validate efficient stress analysis methodology using classical stress analysis methods and/or computer aided engineering solutions such as finite element models (FEM). Will often direct the work of other Stress Engineers and act as the Project lead. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Stress Engineer III will rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals while performing a variety of complex tasks in the following areas:
Coordinate with customer to identify all design and stress requirements for a particular product
Evaluate requirements and structural complexity to determine the most effective stress analysis method.
Work with design during conceptual phase to optimize load paths.
Work with IPT throughout joint definition phase to optimize structure for weight, cost, and producbility while maintaining required strength and durability. Continue to optimize structure during release of detailed engineering.
Develop and validate internal loads using classical and finite element (FEM) approaches.
Provide detailed stress analysis of metal and composite structures by classical hand stress calculations and FEM analysis utilizing software such as NASTRAN/PATRAN.
Analyze ability of product to withstand stress imposed by conditions such as temperature, loads, motion, and vibration.
Provide fatigue and damage tolerance analysis as required.
Validate design for optimal material selection and corrosion prevention.
Support production by resolving manufacturing issues including disposition of rejection tags.
Provide fleet support by developing and substantiating repairs.
Direct preparation of final stress analysis reports to substantiate that the design satisfies all relevant EASA or FAA regulations and customer requirements.
Assist in preparation of test plans, provide technical support during testing, analyze test results and document conclusions.
Provide technical leadership and on-the-job training to team of assigned engineers to enhance skill development of junior engineers.
Coordinate all aspects of team activity to maximize productivity and meet schedule and cost targets.
Conduct frequent coordination with customer for all stress related issues, typically attending weekly customer meetings. Track status of action items and deliverables to and from customer. Prepare and present stress data for design reviews and other technical meetings with customer.
Directs work of others and acts as lead.
Performs other duties as required, such as bid and proposal support.
Qualifications & Skills Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the Aerospace Industry or in a related field.
10+ years’ experience conducting Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) analysis required
Advanced working knowledge of NASTRAN/ANSYS and MS Office products.
Basic working knowledge of CATIA V5.
Physical Requirements: Individual must be able to sit for extended periods of time, working at a desk and/or attending meetings. May occasionally require employee to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Will need to be able to move throughout the office and communicate with other employees and management. Work will be performed in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.
LMI Aerospace Engineering Services is an E-Verify EOE/Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets employer