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Experienced Stress (Strength / Structural) Engineer

Company: BOEING
Location: Lake Saint Louis
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space, you'll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

Boeing Global Services is currently seeking an Experienced Stress (Strength / Structural) Engineer to join the Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (GSE) engineering design team in Hazelwood, MO .

This team is responsible for a wide-range of uniquely crafted airframe and subsystem GSE, including equipment handling, testing, repair, and air vehicle interface of many systems including airframe/structure, hydraulics, flight controls, power systems, fuel, armament, landing gear, and other mechanical interfaces within the air vehicle.

This position provides strength input, guidance, analysis (such as FEA) and approval of newly designed and/or modified mechanical Ground Support Equipment. This position will primarily support Phantom Works with the potential for supporting a variety of military aircraft platforms, such as F-15, F/A-18, T-X, MQ-25, AAS, and others. The work environment is an office setting, collocated with mechanical design engineers. There will also be occasional visits to suppliers to witness proof load tests and acceptance tests.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports proposal preparation and new business development efforts.
  • Trains and coaches others.
  • Works under minimal direction.
  • Provides strength input and recommendations for new 3-D engineering layouts, 3-D models, designs / drawings and 2-D drawing changes for a wide variety of mechanical ground support equipment.
  • Coordinate sizing and loads with air vehicle team for support equipment-to-air vehicle interfaces.
  • Performs a strength assessment for a variety of mechanical GSE structural components, mechanisms and occasional fluid system components.
  • Derives static loads through a free-body and apply them with either hand calculations and/or finite element analysis (FEA). Typical software: PATRAN, NASTRAN, Hypermesh, StressCheck, CSW and TK Solver.
  • Makes engineering design recommendations based on analysis, loads, material properties, configurations, safety factors, etc.
  • Documents results in a strength report.
  • Support internal, informal peer reviews and formal design reviews as needed.
  • Evaluates supplier hardware non-conformances and material substitutions.
  • Supports internal, informal peer reviews and formal design reviews as needed.
  • Works independently with advisement from other, more experienced strength engineers. This position requires an active secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

    This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options. (Hazelwood, MO or Berkeley, MO).

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
    • Technical Bachelor's degree (or higher).
    • 3 to 5+ years' experience working in stress /structural analysis. Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
      • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
      • Familiarity with structural, stress and materials analysis including finite element analysis (FEA).
      • Good understanding materials and material properties.
      • General familiarity with mechanical support equipment.
      • General knowledge of fabrication methods for mechanical hardware, such as machining, welding, processing and assembly.
      • Familiarity with mechanism and weld analysis.
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Willingness to travel domestically, on occasion.
      • Experience working with multi-functional teams.
      • Ability to work flexible hours and occasional overtime. Typical Education & Experience:

        Bachelor's degree and typically 9 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a Master's degree with typically 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


        This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

        Drug Free Workplace:

        Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies .

        Shift Work Statement:

        This position is for 1st shift.


        All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

        Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: BOEING, Columbia , Experienced Stress (Strength / Structural) Engineer, Engineering , Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

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