Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer-(Ft. Worth or Wichita)
Posted on: June 13, 2021
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.
- 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.
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace
Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or similar.
- Comprehensive understanding of linear-elastic fracture
- 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
- DaDT methods, fatigue crack growth, safe-life/fail-safe
approaches, residual strength analyses supporting certification
- 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
- 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
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