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Sr. Structural FEA Engineer - Secret Clearance

Company: Quest Defense
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Structural FEA EngineerQuest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world's fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility. We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers. As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we're eager to hear from you. The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills: The Team We are an innovative & fast paced engineering team. Always eager to learn and to solve new problems, we look to stay ahead of industry trends and work closely with our partners to come up with novel solutions. You will help to continue this rich history and will work to push us even further down an innovative path. You will work closely with current and new customers and are encouraged to help develop new solutions to engineering challenges. All employees are empowered to make decisions and take ownership of their teams and customer relationships. We are never satisfied with the status quo, and relentlessly seek out better and more efficient ways of solving problems. The Role Selected candidate must possess substantial experience with structural analysis techniques for aircraft primary structural details, assemblies, and installations utilizing both metallic and composite materials. Stress analyst must have the ability to generate sizing solutions using classical methods and using the latest computer tools to support initial sizing of airframe structures. This would include the ability to analyze composite and metallic joints using conventional fastening methods. Analyst must have a practical perspective in producing solutions when all of the design information is not available or complete. Structural analysts will be expected to work independently in support of the development of advanced assembly techniques in collaboration with design, manufacturing, materials and processes, and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will draw upon their experience to aid in the analysis of aircraft primary structure. Collaboration and a forward thinking approach are important to ensure we remain the supplier of choice for our customers. You will also be the face of Quest Defense to your customers. Through listening to customer challenges, and building on your previous experiences, you will find creative approaches that will solve their most difficult engineering problems. One of the most critical aspects to the role is ability to adapt to changing requirements and priorities, collaborate with teammates and customers, and communicate effectively with Quest and customer stakeholders. Successful candidates will be proactive in overcoming obstacles, providing answers to questions, leading program governance and KPI tracking, and always looking for ways to improve. It's important to be communicating clearly and often to all stakeholders within Quest and customer. Potential Job Functions The essential description of the role is working with a major defense contractor on aircraft structures, and owning the design and/or structural analysis of a component. --- Support technical substantiation using FEA analysis --- Contribute and present in technical and program reviews --- Design and Analysis using CAE tools (NX, Nastran/Patran, ANSYS Classic, ANSYS workbench) --- Direct interface with other internal/external engineering areas --- Apply technical principles, theories, and concepts to solve a wide range of challenging engineering problems. --- This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned. Qualifications We're excited to talk to you if your qualifications meet the following criteria: --- Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of 5 years' experience to include a background in aerospace structural analysis or Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years' experience to include a background in aerospace structural analysis --- Expertise with aero structures is desired --- Geometry and mesh preparation --- Model setup and analysis --- Post-process and prepare high-quality presentations of results --- Document all work according to customer requirements --- Prepare and present reports on findings --- Strength, fatigue, and durability properties --- Materials, processes, and part standards --- Experience with UG NX, Nastran/Patran, ANSYS (Classic or workbench) --- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously --- Ability to interact with employees/managers at all levels with strong oral and written communication skills --- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment --- Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment --- Airframe experience with Advanced Composite Materials is a plus --- Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together! --- Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years) --- Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP), prior to the commencement of employment

  • US Citizen required due to DoD Secret/Collateral clearance required

Keywords: Quest Defense, East Hartford , Sr. Structural FEA Engineer - Secret Clearance, Engineering , East Hartford, Connecticut

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