Stress Analyst II

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1907
# of openings: 9


Job Qualifications:

This is a Mid-Level stress analyst position in the Aerostructures Engineering Organization.  Work under general direction of 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 II will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Requires a solid 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 with minimal direction.
  • Able to resolve complex aircraft structural challenges by applying various aerospace industry standard classical analysis techniques for both metallic and composite structures.
  • Must be able to effectively present technical data in written and oral form to the reporting senior analyst and program management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in finite element modeling idealization and good modeling practices using NASTRAN, ANSYS, ABACUS or other FEA packages.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with one of 14 CFR Part 23 and Part 25 Airworthiness Standards (e.g., Loads, Factor of Safety, Strength and Deformation, Proof of Structure, etc.), MIL-HDBK-516C, or NASA Procedural Requirements as they relate to certification of airframe structures.
  • Experience with CATIA V5 or Unigraphics and good computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Play an integral role in the work flow release process by reviewing all structural designs and completed stress notes written by junior analysts or peers for accuracy, clarity, and completeness.
  • Prepare stress analysis as the design mature and signoff models/drawings for “Stress” to demonstrate their compliance with program requirements for structural integrity.
  • Responsible for major structural layout processes, sizing, and structural integrity evaluations.
  • Mentor, coach and train junior analysts in analysis methods and procedures.
  • Assist the senior analysts in developing standardized analysis methods and preparing for technical interchange meetings and program reviews.
  • 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)
  • 4-8 years of applicable experience with a Master degree or 6-10 years of applicable experience with a Bachelor degree
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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