Structural Analysis Engineer 4

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems located in El Segundo, CA has an opening for a Structural Analysis Engineer 4 with significant experience in Composites . The selected candidate will perform structural analysis on composite and metallic airframe structures. The position requires extensive experience in Composite Structural Analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Finite element analysis of composite and metallic aircraft primary and secondary structures
  • Collaborate with design engineers to insure structural integrity
  • Perform layout sizing and detailed stress analysis using classical hand analysis and FEA
  • Develop FEA models for structural analysis
  • Analysis of Bolted and Bonded Composite Joints
  • Perform structural analysis for repairs
  • Advanced composite layup definition and composite laminate analysis
  • Design criteria and analysis methodology development
  • Extraction of internal loads and freebody loads from FEA loads models
  • Advanced calculation of static and DaDT margins of safety on primary and secondary structure
  • Analysis of fittings and fasteners
  • Experienced with impact damage effects, failure theories, and familiar with stacking sequence/laminate analysis
  • Familiarity with acoustics and vibration
  • Administration of Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs
  • Develop solutions to complex problems
  • Experienced in working with structural integrity maintenance processes
  • Experience in spectrum development, strain life durability fatigue assessments (LOOPIN), and crack growth damage tolerance analysis
  • Lead interaction with internal and external customers
  • Lead drawing analysis review and sign-off
  • Present results at PDR/CDR meetings and Internal Design Reviews
  • Create documentation of analysis results, methods and calculations
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution with 9+ years of structural analysis experience focused on aircraft structures and Composites.
  • Master's Degree in Engineering and 7+ years of structural analysis experience focused on aircraft structures and Composites.
  • Complete understanding of stress analysis techniques, concepts and practices.
  • Experienced in leading a team of 3+ engineers in their daily duties
  • Active DOD Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 5 years is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with layout sizing, and structural integrity evaluations
  • Experience in structural test applications is preferred
  • Previous advanced composite structural testing experience
  • Advanced knowledge in durability and damage tolerance analysis
  • Expert in the administration of an ASIP managed program/platform
  • Extended working knowledge of structural integrity maintenance processes
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Extended working knowledge with NASTRAN, Patran, FEMAP, and Matlab
  • Active Top Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 5 years
  • Experience working on Special Access Programs
  • Experience working on military aircraft

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