Aerospace Structures Stress Engineer

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£80,000 to £120,000 per annum
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Serve as a member of a structures team to join the fast-paced development of unique Unmanned Aircraft Systems for commercial operations. Focus will be on all-composite structures, with a minimal amount of support metallic components.

Specific Responsibilities

* Develop load paths and airframe structural configuration layouts, conduct preliminary sizing of airframe structures utilizing metallic and composite materials
* Conduct airframe structural analysis using hand calculations and/or finite element analysis methods such as NASTRAN for a variety of structure types for typical aircraft load cases
* Perform structural analysis of primary and secondary structures (e.g., modelling, static, fatigue, damage tolerance, etc.)
* Participate in material allowable development test programs
* Prepare documentation to support design decisions and to resolve issues
* Prepare presentations for design reviews, technical meetings, and technical program review

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelors degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a related field, from an accredited university.
* At least 2 years work experience in the aerospace industry, or a Masters degree in an appropriate field.
* Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written.
* Ability to work effectively both individually and in small teams.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

* Relevant coursework or experience with the composite part detail process, including composites stacking, sequence, lamination theory, honeycomb core, bonded assemblies, manufacturing assembly and fabrication processes, post-cure machining operations.
* Experience with engineering and/or manufacturing development of structural parts and assemblies utilizing composite materials. Demonstrated strong engineering skills in structural analysis.
* Experience with lightweight aerostructures.
* Familiar with industry standards for the manufacture, repair and assembly of composite components for aerospace.
* Experience with hands-on construction or manufacturing
* Experience with analytical software such as FEMAP, PATRAN, NASTRAN, HyperSizer, ABAQUS, MSC ADAMS, Matlab a plus.
* Experience with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, such as CATIA V5, Solidworks or Unigraphics.
* Demonstrated strong engineering skills in structural analysis, NASTRAN for windows using FEMAP, classical hand analysis and closed form solutions.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898285
Contact: Daniel Martin

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