- Company:Piper Aircraft
- Employment type:Full time
Responsibilities involve performing stress analysis for new and derivative designs of Part 23 aircraft structures and other related activities. This includes review of Engineering drawings, preparing load calculations and writing substantiation reports in collaboration with the Structural Engineering group and Structural Unit Members providing approvals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
· Perform static and dynamic structural analysis of metallic and composite structures and fatigue life assessment using both manual (textbook theory) analysis and finite element analysis modeling to guide product design and design changes.
· Use the latest structural analysis tools and techniques.
· Build Finite Element Models to determine internal loads, locate stress concentrations and perform analysis on components.
· Create stress analysis reports and/or test plans for substantiation.
· Support static/fatigue test execution and test results.
· Review drawings, specifications, service bulletins, reports, etc.
· Review new drawings as required for determination of compliance to all structures requirements in CFR Part 23.
· Prepare substantiation reports showing compliance with FAA regulations covering structural strength, crash protection, interiors item, basic loads, weight balance, fatigue life, and flight test instrumentation.
· Determine and develop approaches to solutions that are lightest, lowest in cost and high quality and consistent with schedule and budget objectives.
· Contribute to developing plans for engineering substantiation projects.
· Acts in collaboration with representatives in other disciplines (design, mass properties, manufacturing, materials & processes, etc.) and with Senior Structural Analysis Engineers.
· Works under limited supervision.
· Perform other related duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
· Requires a Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering; Prior internship or project in structural analysis, structural test or equivalent education and experience is an asset.
· Basic knowledge of aircraft with respect to structure, materials and processes specifications, and certification requirements is essential.
· Experience in Finite Element analysis and modeling is an asset. Familiarity with computer programming is preferred.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to collaborate effectively with internal teams, industry partners, and customers.
Working knowledge of Windows based computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.