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Lead Airframe Durability & Damage Tolerance Analyst - 100% ONSITE

Seeking a Lead Airframe Durability & Damage Tolerance Analyst (DaDT) in Centennial, CO.
• This role requires proficiency in the design, analysis and manufacture of composite and metallic aerospace structures. Successful applicants will have experience in development of hardware from concept to manufacture, and be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
• Must be able to lead the development of the internal fatigue and damage tolerance group
• Must be able to develop the fatigue and damage tolerance certification effort

• Lead the development of the internal fatigue and damage tolerance group
• Develop the fatigue and damage tolerance certification effort
• Preliminary and detailed design of composite and metallic aircraft structures
• Classical analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures
• Develop and implement fatigue and damage tolerance assessment methodologies and criteria for different materials and structures
• Generate Fatigue Spectra
• Conduct fatigue and damage tolerance analysis
• Develop test plans, overseeing component and assembly level structural tests and incorporating design enhancements based on those results
• Support manufacturing teams and external suppliers through fabrication and assembly of the aircraft

Required Education, Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in engineering with 15 or more years of experience in aerospace or an equivalent combination of technical education and aerospace experience
• 15 or more years of aerospace structures design experience with certification experience
• Demonstrated engineering leadership experience, - strongly preferred in a fatigue and damage tolerance role
• Familiarity with composite materials and processes, tooling, composite layup and assembly techniques: CMH-17
• Thorough understanding of DaDT methodologies and processes; Demonstrated DaDT experience in at least one major OEM
• Familiarity with FAR part 25 requirements, composite aircraft: CFR 25.751, AC25.571-1D, AC20-107B, CMH-17
• Demonstrated proficiency with at least one CAD system - strong preference for Catia / 3DX
• Demonstrated experience with FEA software - strong preference for Femap/Nastran and MSC products
• Experience with component and assembly level structural tests
• Excellent communication skills, ability to interface effectively with different engineering groups internally as well as existing and potential suppliers

Preferred Education, Skills and Abilities
• Experience with automation tools: ExcelVBA, MATLAB, Python
• Early development (conceptual, pre-PDR) aircraft program experience, or prototype aircraft experience.

The Structures Company LLC is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer (or AA/ EOE) 
Job Number: JPC 10394
Job Location: Centennial, CO
Rate: $80-$95/Hr. DOE
Per Diem: Yes
Overtime: Possible
Duration: 12+ Months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 06/04/2024
Last Updated: 07/12/2024
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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