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Perform analysis calculations that determine the structural sufficiency of aircraft hardware such as aircraft skin, spars, or ribs to carry their design loads; review, critique, correct, or update aircraft structural stress calculations performed for safety of flight by field organizations over the years and reported by various means and/or forms; formally brief SwRI and government officials on the results of these kinds of calculations and their implications for flight safety; author formal reports of the technical efforts you have been performing; mentor less experienced SwRI and government engineers on needed knowledge and techniques for structural analysis.
Requires a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering with at least a 3.0 GPA. Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in aircraft structural analyses that includes familiarity with aircraft structural layouts, the tools used for aircraft structural analysis from hand stress calculations to finite element methods, methods used to develop stress intensity solutions, and a demonstrated ability to mentor these skills to new engineers. Knowledge of the processes used by the Air Force to develop system Technical Orders and manufacture and repair methods used for sustainment of Air Force aircraft structure is required; competent and experienced with developing technical work instructions from engineering source data and making it ready for publishing in various formats (technical orders, depot work cards, etc.) for correct execution, including correct sequencing of operations is required; familiarity of the analytical methods and mechanical processes used to develop stress intensity solutions such as the use of handbook solutions or finite element analysis methods is preferred; familiarity with how analysis methods are validated and mechanical behavior and properties of materials used in aerospace structures applications and how those properties change due to residual stresses is preferred; knowledge of analytical methods used to develop stress intensity solutions (compounding or superposition of handbook solutions or developing with finite element methods), validation methods for analysis, the mechanical behavior and properties of materials used in aerospace applications and how those properties change due to residual stresses is required. A valid/clear driver's license is required.
This position requires passing the test.
Work assignment is in Layton, Utah. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Job Locations: Layton, Utah
Military Friendly: Your military experience may apply to this position
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