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Aircraft Structural Engineer
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Miamisburg, OH

Aircraft Structural Engineer

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
Miamisburg, OH
Expired: August 16, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $100,000 to $170,000 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Seeking a Senior Aerostructures Engineer OR Senior Aerospace Structural Engineer with 5+ years of aircraft structural design and implementation experience to contribute to and lead applied R&D and product development programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead aerostructure layout, design and analysis tasks within larger programs
  • Demonstrate experience with composite aircraft structures
  • Guide the success of engineering and development efforts with design, analysis, and execution at the integrated system and subsystems level to meet a wide variety of mission requirements
  • Perform airframe structural design according to specific design criteria and program requirements
  • Perform aircraft structural analysis using a variety of techniques appropriate to the phase of effort, from hand-sizing through finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Establish composite ply schedules and incorporate composite architectures into the finite element models
  • Lead airframe structural optimization, aerostructures modal analysis and flutter analyses
  • Create or work with CAD technicians to create detailed structural assembly drawings
  • Develop bills-of-materials and technical data lists containing multiple part and assembly descriptors
  • Plan and conduct material test plans to establish material allowables and inform structural design criteria
  • Plan and conduct structural testing of major aircraft components and subcomponents.
  • Interact daily with other disciplines focused on developing aircraft
  • Identify, mitigate, and track engineering risk and communicate those risks with a broader team
  • Document design attributes, analysis results, and test results in support of design reviews and airworthiness certification
  • Develop technical documentation including presentations, reports, drawings, and other engineering data
  • Perform in the dynamic environment of a growing small business
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented environment
  • Apply a get-it-done, and get-it-done-right mindset coupled with attention to detail
  • Apply proactive and reactive problem-solving skills; Be a self-starter
  • Quickly understand new technology areas and manage and adapt to rapidly changing customer needs
  • Communicate technical results, plans, and issues with internal and external customers, including presenting and writing reports and proposals
  • Support the pursuit of new business opportunities through proposal writing, opportunity identification and participation in meetings
  • Stay current in technology advancements and embrace growth opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Exclusive US citizenship is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance is required
  • BS or MS in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university is required
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience with aircraft structural layout, design, and analysis, with desired experience of 10+ years. Familiarity with composite aircraft structures preferred.


Eligible employees of Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) have access to a wealth of health, wellness, and work-life balance benefits, including:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • PTO: 5 weeks of annual paid time off
  • Paid holidays (federal holiday schedule)
  • Family-friendly schedule flexibility
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible savings account (FSA)
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Group term life
  • Voluntary term life
  • 401(k) retirement account with employer match contribution
  • Wellness incentive opportunities
  • Casual, flexible, and hybrid 50/50 work environment (based on position responsibilities)
  • Free coffee and soft drinks in the office
  • Social events
  • Free parking

Salary Range: $100,000 - $170,000 depending on experience and skills


Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG), near Dayton, Ohio, is an Aerospace and Defense company that develops and delivers innovative, customer-focused technology solutions.

When you join our dynamic and rapidly-growing organization, you will collaborate closely with our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists to rapidly develop and demonstrate new systems, including novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and enabling technologies.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to design-build-fly prototypes, design pre-production aircraft, develop and integrate quiet electric propulsion, and perform clean sheet design. The team has participated in the development of multiple UAVs from Group 1 to 4, and has experience in designing, building, and testing many aerospace vehicles and enabling technologies.

The environment is dynamic but highly flexible with many exciting problem-solving opportunities and room to define future areas of technical growth as well as your own career growth. We need motivated and capable engineers to support our efforts in every dimension of the process from prototype to production.


CRG's multidisciplinary team has successfully tackled our customers' most challenging problems with discipline, creativity and flexibility in core business areas including aerospace systems, power and energy, advanced materials and manufacturing, medical technology, and sensor systems. This has resulted in CRG being recognized as a leader in innovation, in technology commercialization, and in providing a work environment that is deeply rewarding. Because of the nature of our work, exclusive U.S. citizenship is required for employment, and employees may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance. To learn more about us, please visit:


Our employees are our most important assets. Our team mentality is key to our success. We value:

-Honesty and Integrity

-Respect and Dedication

-Innovation and Collaboration

We run fast but value work-life balance and flexibility. Our entrepreneurial / intrapreneurial mindset fosters our growth.

CRG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.

Miamisburg, OH
45342 USA



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