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Composite Structural Analyst

Summary:

The Composite Structural Analyst will design, analyze, build, and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. The work will focus on preliminary and detail design development, composite manufacturing, and assembly support, but could also include flight test and post flight data reduction. The Structural Analyst is responsible for generating, maintaining, and running vehicle level FEA models and reporting or interpreting the results for design engineers and program management.
Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Broad structural design responsibility for a project
• Composite structural sizing using calculations and FEA
• Stress analysis
• Pre-processing and post-processing of finite element models
• Evaluating impact to structural integrity of design changes and damage, and determining appropriate modification/rework schemes
• Simultaneous work on multiple projects

Required
• A strong understanding of aircraft structural loads, layouts, and analysis methods
• A strong understanding of composite theory, manufacturing, and sizing
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• A strong knowledge of aerospace technologies and products
• Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or substantial equivalent experience
• Proficiency in 3D CAD
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related aircraft work experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Desired
• FEMAP and Matlab proficiency
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or SolidWorks
• Hands-on composites fabrication and assembly experience
• Strong understanding of aircraft performance, systems, and operational requirements
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace.

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