Job Description -
Responsibilities involve performing stress analysis and related activities for new and derivative designs of
Part 23 aircraft structures, along with supporting other Certification related activities. This includes
review of Engineering drawings, preparing load calculations and writing stress reports in collaboration
with the Structural Engineering group and Structural Unit Members providing approvals.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- Works under limited supervision; work should only be required to be reviewed for accuracy and consistency with meeting overall objectives.
- Static strength assessment and fatigue life assessment using both manual (textbook theory) analysis and finite and/or boundary element analysis modeling for both new designs and design changes.
- Perform complex finite element analysis and modeling (aircraft / major assembly level and detailed component level).
- Create analyses and/or tests and prepare test plans and final substantiation reports using modern tools.
- Review drawings, specifications, service bulletins, reports, etc. for compliance with applicable regulations.
- Prepare FAA required aircraft type certification reports showing compliance with the proper FAA or Foreign regulations on all structural components by either analysis or test.
- Document compliance with the applicable regulations covering the structural strength, crash protection, interiors item retention, basic loads, weight balance, stress analysis, static test, dynamic test, fatigue analysis/assessment, and evaluation of the design to substantiate aircraft structure.
- Contribute to developing plans for engineering substantiation projects.
- Determine and develop approaches to solutions within schedule and cost objectives.
- Acts as liaison with representatives outside of the assigned group/area.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering; a minimum of 5 years in structural analyses, test and design or equivalent education and experience is desired.
- Detailed knowledge of aircraft with respect to structure, materials and processes specifications, and certification requirements is essential.
- Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 21 and 23, related Joint Aviation Requirement (JAR), and Civil Aviation Authority (CAR) 3 required.
- Familiarity with FORTRAN, Visual Basic, C++ computer programming; and experience in Finite Element analysis and modeling and MRBs preferred