Structural Analysis Engineer, Senior

US-WA-Kent
Category
Vehicles & GSE

Overview

As part of a unique and highly-skilled team, you’ll be responsible for structural analysis of launch vehicle primary and secondary structures as well as developing analysis processes. This is a hands-on position involving all aspects of structural analysis throughout design, assembly, testing, and flight operations.
 

Responsibilities

  • Detailed analysis of primary and secondary airframe structures
  • Supporting configuration development and trade studies
  • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for model creation, strength checks, and analysis report generation
  • Mentoring designers and junior structural analysts in structural analysis best practices
  • Identifying opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status
 

Qualifications

Required:
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering and 8+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle structures, or automobiles
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Demonstrated experience on launch vehicles, aircraft, or autos in several of the following areas:
    • Vehicle load path definition and strength analysis
    • Structural optimization using standard industry codes (Optistruct, HyperSizer, Nastran Sol 200, etc.)
    • Analysis of metallic and/or composite structures (skin-stringer, fittings, sandwich panels, etc.)
    • Manufacturing methods, material selection, testing, characterization & allowables development
    • Fatigue or damage tolerance and crack growth (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc.)
    • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (Bruhn, Niu, Roark, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise with one or more of the following analysis codes: Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct

Desired

  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting languages is highly desired (VBA, Matlab, Python, FORTRAN, HyperSizer, etc.)
  • Vehicle level structural certification;
  • Composite design and analysis skills in any thermoset, thermoplastic, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites

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