Structural Analysis Engineer 5

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems located in Palmdale, CA has an opening for a Structural Analysis Engineer 5. The selected candidate will join the Vehicle Structures team and will support analysis activities required for aircraft new product development.

Essential Functions:

  • Finite element analysis of composite and metallic aircraft primary and secondary structures
  • Perform preliminary and detailed stress analysis using classical hand analysis or FEA
  • Develop detailed FEM models for structural analysis
  • Perform detailed static and fatigue analysis of metallic structures
  • Analysis and dispositioning of all non-conformances
  • Analysis of Bolted and Bonded Composite Joints
  • Composite layup definition and laminate analysis
  • Experience in static, fatigue, and durability and damage tolerance (DaDT) analysis
  • Perform analysis of fittings/fasteners/joints/splices
  • Experience with structural integrity evaluations
  • Present results at PDR/CDR meetings and Internal Design Reviews
  • Document results in analysis reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution and 14 years of structural analysis experience focused on aircraft composite structures.
  • Master's Degree in Engineering and 12 years of structural analysis experience focused on composite aircraft structures.
  • Active DOD Secret clearance with an investigation within the last 6 years is required and ability to gain special program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with layout sizing, and structural integrity evaluations
  • Proficiency with NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, and MATLAB
  • Experience working on military aircraft

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