Senior Engineer - Stress - Based in IndianapolisUnited States
The Senior Engineer, Stress is responsible for analytical substantiation for Large Interior Completion STC projects for Transport Category Aircraft and smaller modifications for Executive Aircraft undergoing Maintenance Operations under our Part 145 delegation. The incumbent will also be responsible for supporting the development of organizational standards, methods and processes.
- Generates, coordinates, and reviews structural substantiation reports and associated analyses in support of Interior Modification STCs for Large Transport category Aircraft (14 CFR Part 25).
- Reviews and coordinates departmental review of engineering drawings.
- Supports creation of decompression analysis layouts and coordinates implementation of results of analysis developments.
- Supports analysis and structural substantiation needs related to the Maintenance business enterprise for 14 CFR Part 25 executive aircraft under our Part 145 delegation.
- Develops quotes and tracks budget/schedule within the Flight Sciences Department.
- Provides design guidance and feedback to other engineering personnel.
- Mentors less experienced engineers within the department.
- Generates Requests For Quotes, RFQs, for analysis that may be outsourced
- Manages technical subcontracts to ensure technical scope and quality is achieved within schedule.
- Interfaces with structural, mechanical systems, interior, avionics and electrical design engineers to ensure certifiable designs for all structural aspects and generates the associated substantiating analysis and/or testing required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES, ETC:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, or Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent.
- Ten (10) or more years of experience working in aircraft completions industry on transport category aircraft and the associated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of all associated aircraft installation designs, including but not limited to Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) work, structural substantiation analysis and report development, aircraft modification designs under14 CFR Part 25 STC projects, and test plans and test report authoring and review.
- Valid Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
- Desire to become a company Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for structures.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) governing aircraft certification.
- Strong understanding of aircraft structural installations (both interior and airframe).
- Strong command of classical hand-analysis techniques.
- Proficient with the following software:
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.
- NASTRAN/FEMAP(basic user skill, proficiency a plus)
- AutoCAD (basic user skill, proficiency a plus)
- SolidWorks (basic user skill, proficiency a plus)
- Visual Basic or other coding skills a plus
- Strong knowledge of Finite Element Modeling and Analysis techniques.
- Ability to interpret design drawings of various aircraft modifications and identify design changes required to ensure that sound load paths and structural integrity are maintained.
- Must be able to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner.
- Ability to generate thorough, detailed, and timely structural analysis reports.
- Ability to work independently and cross-functionally in a team environment.
- Strong communication, problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills.