Airbus Americas
  • 18-Oct-2022 to 02-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AA10304010 - Wichita Engineering
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Market competitive rate
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). After one year of service, can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice.


Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.


Position Summary:

This position supports the development of aircraft structures as a Fatigue and Damage Tolerance analyst. Duties include performing complex F&DT analysis for metallic parts while working in close collaboration with design and static stress colleagues. Methods include the use of both classical hand calculations and computer techniques to develop high strength to weight ratio structures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Autonomously perform complex durability and damage tolerance analyses to verify that structural integrity requirements have been met. Team assignments may include detail part sizing, layout maturation, trade study analysis, weight reduction efforts, certification activity, or in-service support.
  • Document analyses in support of trade studies or detail drawing sign-out for airframe structure.
  • Mentor less experienced F&DT Engineers in fatigue and durability and damage tolerance analysis.
  • Provide functional guidance to less experienced staff, acting in a technical leadership capacity.
  • Contact customers, suppliers, and/or subcontractors to exchange technical data and to discuss project performance.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned:

  • Position requires in-depth knowledge of classical and numerical (Finite Element) stress analysis methods.
  • Provide leadership and on-the-job training for less experienced structural analysts.
  • Accept broad objectives with agreed deadlines, but establish the tasks required and how they should be completed. Capable of working independently.
  • Ensure application of best practices and identify the need for enhanced processes, methods, and tools.
  • Utilize tool sets at an advanced level.
  • Liaise with Design, Static Stress and other appropriate Airbus departments to come up with optimum design solutions.
  • Support Design Reviews as technical representative for F&DT.
  • Identify and support local improvement initiatives to increase team efficiency through process, methods and tools improvements.
  • Ensure all tasks and activities are correctly planned, monitored and executed to achieve customer time scales.
  • Obtain and utilize technical signatory if/when required.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Engineering (Aero, Civil, Mechanical) with a strong curriculum emphasis on structural design and analysis and mechanics of materials is required.
  • A master's degree with emphasis on fracture mechanics is desired.

Experience:

  • Average 13 years total analysis experience in airframe design/repair programs with at least 8 years of experience in F&DT.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Have the ability to achieve delegated signature (F&DT approval/authorizer).
  • Position requires knowledge of classical and numerical (Finite Element) stress analysis methods.
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment both independently and collectively.
  • Experience in airframe design (metallic & composites), stress analysis, SRM, MRB, FAR/JAR/CS/Part21, Certification, CATIA, NASTRAN, and PATRAN, is desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint) and Google Suite (GMail, Docs, Sheets, Slides) required.
  • Team player demonstrating a positive & collaborative attitude.
  • Good interpersonal skills, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Working knowledge of all Airbus Structures preferred.
  • Knowledge of Airbus stress/fatigue manuals and tools preferred.
  • Demonstrated a high level of problem solving ability.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Must be able to communication effectively in English (verbal and written)
  • Conversational in French and/or German is a plus, but not required.

Travel Required:

  • <5% Domestic and International

Eligibility:

  • Able to work in the US without a current or future need for visa sponsorship

Clearance:

  • None

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Candidate should be comfortable working for extended periods of time using computers and in an office environment.

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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