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Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer-(Ft. Worth or Wichita)

Company: Textron
Location: Wichita
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA's first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Bell is seeking a self-motivated Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer to support the development of new and novel products and platforms. The Engineer will develop program specific qualification methodologies and conduct fatigue and damage tolerance analysis in support of the V-280 program.

As a member of the cross-functional Structural Qualification team, knowledge of manufacturing methods and material development processes is also desired. The Structural Qualification team is integrally involved in product development and various qualification efforts throughout the air vehicle lifecycle. This includes analysis of material data, design guidance, various levels of test support, structural qualification testing and analysis, and sustainment of the fielded product.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other internal and partner program teams including Design, Analysis, Materials and Processes, and Strategic Sourcing as well as with enterprise wide organizations such as Manufacturing Innovation and Engineering Laboratories.
  • Work with customer/certification authorities to establish structural qualification requirements and present results.
  • Perform detailed safe life and damage tolerant analyses of primary and secondary structures to establish component retirement times and inspection intervals.
  • Support configuration development and trade studies by applying fundamental engineering principles and detailed analyses.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or similar.

Position Requirements:

  • Comprehensive understanding of linear-elastic fracture mechanics fundamentals:
  • Demonstrated experience with hand-calc methods and analysis codes such as NASGRO, AFGROW, Ansys, Abaqus, Etc.
  • At least 5 years' experience with fatigue and damage tolerance test and analysis of aircraft or rotorcraft structures including:
  • DaDT methods, fatigue crack growth, safe-life/fail-safe approaches, residual strength analyses supporting certification programs
  • Fatigue testing at coupon, sub-scale, and full-scale article levels for metallic and non-metallic material systems
  • Proficiency with standard office computing software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Position Preferences:

  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-3063 requirements
  • Familiarity with FAA rules 2X.571 and 2X.573 and associated AC material is a plus
  • Knowledge of rotorcraft structure is preferred

Don't miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment where you feel a sense of belonging. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where unique experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

Keywords: Textron, Wichita , Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer-(Ft. Worth or Wichita), Other , Wichita, Kansas

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