Stress Engineer

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  • Location

    Yeovil, Somerset

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    Aerospace Structural Analysis Engineering

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    Ian Childs

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    about 1 year ago

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Our client is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of aircraft. They have a great heritage and pride themselve both on their reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for their people.

We are currently looking to recruit a Stress Engineer for their team based in South West England to work on a wide range of exciting and complex projects

As an engineer you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of activities including

*The generation of static and fatigue analysis & qualification data for new aircraft types.
*Support a wide range of testing including static, fatigue, bird strike and lightning tests.
*Be directly involved in conceptual blade and hub designs.
*Provide support for the fleet of in-service aircraft by undertaking the necessary analytical evaluations of product improvements, repair solutions and in-service technical queries.
*Work closely with the rotor designers and manufacturing organisations to develop and test high quality and cost effective products and repairs.

This exciting position will allow you to work with a broad spectrum of engineering and manufacturing disciplines and enable you to enhance your technical skills. As a significant proportion of components are manufactured on site there are many opportunities to be involved directly with the manufacturing organisation. Providing support to flight operations creates opportunities to work alongside the aircraft.

*Static and fatigue stress analysis of metallic and composite dynamic components and the production of reports.
*Development of test proposals, support to testing and analysis / reporting of test results.
*Finite Element modelling and analysis.
*Make efficiency improvements to analytical processes
*Produce certification data in accordance with customer, company and regulatory requirements.
*Liaise with Project Engineering and Customer Support functions to address in-service technical queries and report progress on a range of initiatives / aircraft programs.
*Provide production and repair support to the manufacturing plants.
*Degree in a relevant subject (eg. Aeronautical, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent)

Experience in the following is an advantage but training can be provided.

*Knowledge and proven experience of stress analysis (classical hand calculations) and the production of analytical reports.
*Knowledge of FE software including Abaqus and Hypermesh an advantage
*Effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of an integrated team are required.
*Ability to progress and co-ordinate a wide range of tasks at any given time.
*Experience of the relevant airworthiness regulations related to rotor design and structural integrity.
*Knowledge of programming languages is desirable but not essential.