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Stress Engineer

Independence, Ohio Contract Job ID: 1810095573
Estimated Duration: 24 months


PDS Tech is seeking a Stress Engineer in Independence, Ohio

The ideal candidate will report to the Manager of MRB Engineering and be responsible for conducting structural analysis of Landing Gear components and assemblies in response to regulatory / customer requirements and stress methodologies.  The candidate will also prepare stress discrepancy analysis reports (S-DR’s) in support of a quality notification (QN) disposition
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Executes stress activities including:
    • Perform strength, stability, residual strength, fatigue, and fracture analyses of landing gear and system structural components using both computer modeling and analysis methods and classical calculation methods.
    • Prepare discrepancy analyses reports.
    • Review drawings/models with other company disciplines and provide structures input.
    • Some common examples of nonconformance are outlined below.
    • Out of tolerance, excessive taper and/or out-of-round outer diameters and inner diameters
    • Undersized lug thicknesses, slot dimensions, lug walls, etc.
    • Mis-located features, true position deviations, lack of parallelism, excessive TIR, poor symmetry and other geometric deviations relating to common Landing Gear components.
    • Thread non-conformances (discrepant Major Diameters, Minor Diameters, Pitch Diameters, Root Radius), spline non-conformances, both of which could be detected before or after plating.
    • Undersized wall thicknesses in structurally and functionally critical areas of the Shock Strut.
    • Surface defects such as corrosion, pitting, tool marks, tool lines, excessive microfinish, false cuts and gouges, handling damage, dropped incident hardware
    • Improper/incorrect part identification or loss of material traceability.
    • Rejections during non-destructive testing (MPI/FPI indications, temper indications, Barkhausen rejections, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required or a minimum of 6 years of experience in aircraft stress analysis.
  • Clear understanding of external loads, load paths and free body diagrams.
  • Good understanding of computing tools and programs including the use of Microsoft Office and FE analysis tools such as PATRAN, NASTRAN and ABAQUS.
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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