SUMMARYALOFT AeroArchitects is looking for a qualifiedStructural Analyst/Engineer to help design, develop, and certify various structuralcomponents related to Auxiliary Fuel Systems (AFS).This position will support the structuralengineering activities required for the design, installation, substanti
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Structural Engineer

ALOFT AeroArchitects • 
Georgetown, Delaware, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
SUMMARY
ALOFT AeroArchitects is looking for a qualified
Structural Analyst/Engineer to help design, develop, and certify various structural
components related to Auxiliary Fuel Systems (AFS).This position will support the structural
engineering activities required for the design, installation, substantiation,
and FAA certification of various projects (not limited to AFS), as well as
provide Liaison Engineering support for hangar operations.
ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work on
structural design aspects/criteria within multi-discipline engineering team on
large scale projects.
Evaluate
and comprehend various design criteria in order to define structural design requirements
for new design tasks.
Evaluate
structural integrity of various design concepts using classic analytical
methods (i.e. from Bruhn, Flabel and/or Niu texts) or FEM techniques as
appropriate, and recommend effective/efficient design solutions as required.
Select
appropriate analytical methods and techniques to demonstrate margins of safety
in timely manner to demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR Part 23, 25, 27, 29
regulations.
Review
technical engineering drawing packages to ensure design data meets structural
objectives/requirements.
Develop
structural analysis reports to clearly document structural substantiation of
various aircraft modifications to support compliance with 14 CFR Part 23, 25,
27, 29 regulations.
Coordinate/interface
with Structural Engineering Lead and FAA Designated Engineering Representative
(DER) or ODA Structural Unit Members. Must be able to effectively communicate
analysis approaches/methodologies/techniques/results to obtain DER or Unit
Member concurrence during design process.
Provide
production/hangar support through evaluation of non-recurring discrepancies on
constructed products and/or aircraft, and recommend repair solutions.Provide proper documentation for repair
instructions, and coordinate required FAA approvals (FAA Form 8110-3) as
necessary.
Provide
Liaison Engineering support to hangar operations during
modification/installation on aircraft.
Maintain
a positive and professional attitude at all times, while setting a positive
example for all employees.
Complete
initial / recurrent training requirements in a timely manner.
Other duties may be assigned.
ADDITIONAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
The individual
employed in this position is expected to dress appropriately (determined by
area in which their work is performed), report to work on time, have excellent
work habits, and have a cooperative and positive attitude in the work
setting.Exhibiting respect and
professionalism when interacting with customers, and all employees is expected
at all times.Must adhere to company
policies, procedures and safety standards; must demonstrate unquestionable integrity.
Job Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace
Engineering.
Strong working knowledge of classic structural analysis
methods (i.e. from Bruhn,
Flabel and/or Niu texts) and their
practical application.
Minimum 2 years of experience with Finite Element
Modeling (FEM) software (FEMAP / Nastran NX is preferred).
Experience with aircraft modification and/or interior
completions involving the development and/or installation of STC packages.
Experience with general airframe repair practices is
desired.
At minimum, entry-level working knowledge of 2D / 3D CAD
software (i.e. AutoCAD / Catia V5).
Working knowledge of vibration / fatigue analysis and
its practical application is a plus.
Experience with aircraft structural
installation/modification practices and the regulatory requirements per 14 CFR
Part 23, 25, 27, 29.
Experience
with ODA processes and procedures used in design data approval of major alterations,
as well as application of the various FAA certification methods to a given
project are preferred.
Effective technical writing, verbal communication, and
problem-solving skills are required.
Knowledge of manufacturing processes (metallic and
composite) is preferred.
Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
while working within budget and schedule constraints.
Ability
and willingness to work extended hours, when needed.
Maintain
a positive and professional attitude at all times, while setting a positive
example for all employees.
Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software and
other company and discipline specific software applications.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: yes
Travel: Occasional
Job Ident #: 1056
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