Airframe Stress Analyst III

Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Code: 1960
# of openings: 0


Job Qualifications:

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. We aim to change the way we travel.

Aurora frequently achieves what others cannot due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation. Projects are ambitious, risky, and fast paced. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one. This is your chance to make history with us. We are seeking experts and explorers across the lifecycle of vehicle development. Cross-disciplinary interests are strongly desired; we love people that combine world-class expertise with a diverse background and interesting hobbies.

This is a Senior Level stress analyst position in the Advanced Vehicle Research Organization in Cambridge, MA. General responsibilities include leading and coordinating the stress activities within an assigned project, establishing and communicating clear task expectations, defining engineering criteria and analysis methods to ensure consistency, and reviewing analysis and reports for accuracy and conformance with program requirements.

The ideal candidate for the Airframe Stress Analyst III will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Act as the first level of authority within the team for technical approval and exercise latitude in determining technical objectives of programs.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as 14 CFR Part 23 and Part 25, MIL-HDBK-516C, or NASA Procedural Requirements as they relate to certification of airframe structures.

  • Leveraging diversified knowledge and engineering experience, provide directions and coordinate work within the assigned analysts and actively participate in daily operations as required to meet schedules and resolve issues.

  • Work with inter-disciplinary teams such as Design, Loads, Materials & Processes, and Manufacturing groups to provide solutions to mitigate form, fit, function, producibility, and maintainability aspects of airframe structural designs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with program management and customers.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support research efforts, specifically in conceptual-level structures design, analysis, and optimization.

  • Perform research into technologies, designs, materials, processes, etc. in support of ongoing and future programs, particularly in the areas of structures design and analysis of next-generation vehicle concepts and multidisciplinary and multi-fidelity design optimization.

  • Support requirements definition, conceptual/preliminary layout, and detail analysis for air vehicle systems.

  • Create appropriate engineering criteria and analysis methods to ensure that the work meets all program requirements (e.g., airworthiness, customer requirements, internal methods and processes, etc.).

  • Actively develop and evaluate plans for activities and soundness of proposed methods and analysis to meet the program schedules and airworthiness standards.

  • Select appropriate material systems for structures applications and identify all material testing requirements.

  • Identify and communicate technical risks to the relevant stake holders through program status reports in a timely manner.

  • Review all program critical documents such as stress reports, manufacturing plans and procedures, and structural test plans in a timely manner to ensure compliance with design and loads requirements.

  • Resolve complex engineering issues in creative and effective ways as to balance technical product, cost, and schedule.

  • Mentor, coach, and motivate the stress team members in every way possible.

  • Experience with commercial finite element software (NASTRAN, ABAQUS, FEMAP, Ansys)

Minimum Requirements:

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

  • 8+ years of applicable experience with a Master degree or 10+ years of applicable experience with a Bachelor degree

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Willingness to relocate to Aurora facilities

Physical Requirements: Occasional travel to headquarters (Manassas, VA)

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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