Structural Analysis Engineer

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Structural Analysis Engineer

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania Contract Job ID: 2110143584
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech is seeking a Structural Analysis Engineer for an open position in Ridley Park PA

This position will support the structural integrity of aircraft per V-22 requirements for the entire aircraft life cycle.  Responsibilities include assignments to support those aircraft in production, in the fleet, or those undergoing structural modification.  The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, with good communication skills, and who is able to balance the needs of the Customer, both internal and external, with the time required to perform structural analysis that clearly document that structural requirements have been met.  The candidate will also be expected to lead lower-level engineers with their tasks and review their work.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Develop, integrate and document structural requirements to establish the system design.
  • Coordinate with other engineering groups to establish the product's environment.
  • Guide product design and verify structural integrity by using analytical methods, finite element models/simulations and other analysis tools throughout the product lifecycle to develop the structural environment, characteristics and performance.
  • Develop test plans and configurations, support test execution and analyze/report test results to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.
  • Define and document certification and test results to substantiate for customers and regulatory agencies that requirements are satisfied.
  • Support in-service products by investigating failures and analyzing improvements.
  • Work under general direction.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform analysis such as durability and damage tolerance (DaDT) analyses, static stress analysis, and material and structural trade studies.
  • Plan and execute tasks within constraints imposed by internal and external customer schedules
  • Develop, integrate, and document analysis results, and be able to review and approve results
  • Verify structural integrity by using analytical methods, finite element models/simulations and other analysis tools throughout the product life-cycle to develop the structural environment, characteristics and performance
  • Define and document certification and test results to substantiate for customers and regulatory agencies that requirements are satisfied
  • Provide engineering analysis and consultation.
  • Coordinate with various levels of management plus internal, such as Operations, and external customers.
  • Works under specific direction of a lead engineer.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience):
  • Experience working with structural analysis of composite and metal structure.
  • Experience working with structural sizing, and finite element models/simulations using NASTRAN/PATRAN, ABAQUS, Hypermesh, Optistruct, etc.
  • Experience in structural testing, testing standards (ASTM), test planning, and advanced data analysis methods.
  • Experience with structural repairs in the field and in a manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Degree in mechanical, civil, aerospace, or architectural engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • Experience effectively communicating with cross functional teams.
  • Experience with design and analysis of high modulus composites is desired.

Typical Education & Experience:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Required Skillset:
5+ years in the following:
  • ENG Degree required
  • CATIA V5
  • MRB experience
  • Engineering non-conformances
  • Must be a local candidate that can work onsite
  • Must be able to work 1st shift or 2nd shift as requested
More Details

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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