Candidates should have comprehensive experience in performing aerospace structural stress analysis and design. The candidates should have many of the following capabilities:
- Bachelor’s Required; Master’s Preferred
- 3 or more years’ experience in aerospace stress engineering
- Following aerospace industry practices, capability to perform structural analysis and design with composite materials. (Additionally, experience with metals a plus)
- Understanding of overall load paths and an intuitive feel for the efficient use of structural concepts and materials. Experience performing classical hand stress analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) with either Nastran/Abaqus/Optistruct; FEM meshers Hyperworks/FEMAP/Ansa; and a plus to have CAD competence with Catia/3DX/NX.
- Proficiency in applying appropriate failure theories, preparing structural analysis reports, and identifying critical load conditions and margins-of-safety.
- Knowledge of panel buckling, local buckling, crippling, and material strength as well as classical in-plane laminate stress analysis. Experience with both ply based (max strain, Tsai-Wu) and laminate based (AML, polynomial) strength prediction approaches and associated material allowables, including damage.
- Experience with analysis of composite fasteners for bearing and bypass, and bonded joints for out-of-plane interlaminar shear and peel stress analysis, or residual strength energy solutions.
- Experience sizing structures for minimum weight and practical design experience of composite laminates, including ply drop ratios and layup patterns on complicated surfaces, such as padups around cutouts and bolted joints.
- Strong documentation, communication, and presentation skills.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Ability to learn and use HyperX for preliminary and detail analysis/design sizing optimization of full airframe and space vehicles. Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment.
- Use HyperX and other software tools to analyze and design customer airframes and space launch vehicles.
- Perform trade studies for weight savings and part producibility. Perform both preliminary and detail design and analysis. Document design and analyses results.
- Candidates will be reporting directly to NASA and industry OEM customers and must be able to verify and describe the application of external loadings and their resolution into critical internal mechanical and thermal load paths, and to the resulting optimum design and their margins of safety.
- Ensure project issues are resolved in a timely fashion with your related experience and competence and an ability to create workaround procedures when needed. Escalate urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate engineering leads.
- Participate in overall HyperX software testing and provide your suggestions to development and modification of the software.
- Lead a team of 2- 3 engineers, providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
- US citizen
- Jump start your career with opportunity to learn from and work closely with other leading engineers
- Exposure and involvement with many companies and their current aircraft designs for (commercial transports/UAM eVTOLS/military planes), and space launch designs for (commercial rockets/space tourism vehicles/demonstrator X planes)
- Some travel required to customer facilities
- Highly competitive salary and benefits offered
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Orange County, California