Stress Analyst I

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1784
# of openings: 4


Job Qualifications:

This is an Entry Level stress analyst position in the Aerostructures Engineering Organization.  Working closely with the senior level stress analysts, the successful candidate will serve as a member of the Stress Group supporting preliminary and detail stress analysis of primary and secondary airframe structure, systems, and equipment resulting from applied and induced loads.  Primary product lines for design activities will be unmanned aerial vehicles, modification of existing aircraft structures, and design-to-build activities for commercial and military aircraft for both composite and metallic constructions. The ideal candidate for the Airframe Stress Analyst I will possess the following skills and experience:

•       Requires a basic understanding of metallic and composite materials (e.g., lamination theory, fabrication and assembly processes, etc.) and able to apply the principles of Structural Mechanic and Statics.

•      Able to generate free body diagrams for both determinate and indeterminate structures, determine reaction forces, calculate internal loads, and develop shear and moment diagrams.

•      Able to apply basic aerospace industry standard classical analysis techniques for both metallic and composite structures and identify typical failure modes associated airframe primary and secondary structures.

•      Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge and understanding of finite element modeling idealization and good modeling practices using NASTRAN, ANSYS, ABACUS, Hypersizer or other FEA packages.

•     Experience with CATIA V5 or Unigraphics and good computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office is desired


Specific Responsibilities:

•   Work under close supervision of the senior analysts, provide day-to-day stress support to the airframe designer as their design progresses.

•   Prepare stress analysis as the design matures and organize all analyses into formal stress analysis reports.

•   Participate in design review meetings and mark up models/drawing ready for release.

•   Sign-off models/drawings for “Stress” to demonstrate their compliance with program requirements for structural integrity.

•   Assist the senior analysts in preparing for technical interchange meetings and technical program reviews.

•   May participate in material review board (MRB) and provide stress support for design changes, repairs and rework involving structure.


Minimum Requirements:

•  4-year engineering degree from an accredited university (BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar)

•  0-3 years of applicable experience with a Master degree or 2-5 years of applicable experience with a Bachelor degree

•  Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

• Must be a US Citizen or Legal US Permanent Resident Alien

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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