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Senior Stress Engineer

QuEST Global Colorado Springs, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Senior Stress Engineer

Position Purpose/Objective:

This position is for a Senior Stress Engineer that will support product development teams throughout the design/development process by leading and performing detailed stress analysis and validation of aerospace structural components and assemblies. This individual will have the ability to work independently and provide direct guidance or direction to engineering team based upon analysis results. Position serves a Shared Service Stress organization for all specialty seating projects. Products include Ejection Seats, VIP Passenger Seats, Pilot Seats and Cabin Attendant Seats.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Perform and/or check structural analysis and simulation using conventional classical stress analysis methods

• Perform and/or check structural analysis and simulation using finite element analysis

• Experience with non-linear analysis is preferred but not required

• Derive component applied loads and aircraft interface loads

• Work to pre-establish design parameters and requirements to assess the structural integrity of metallic (and occasionally non-metallic) aerospace component parts

• Develop and document structural tests to assess the structural integrity of component parts and to validate that all requirements are met

• Document results of the stress/loads analysis in a formal report, pursuant to obtaining FAA certification

• Create and/or check informal strength check notes

• Lead the development of analytical tools and procedures, with the goal of improving the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of the design/development process

• Evaluate and disposition manufacturing and/or in-service issues (sustaining engineering)

• Lead efforts to interface with other functional groups such as Design, Systems, Test, and Liaison et al as required

• Facilitate integration between stress and interfacing functional groups

• Lead resolution of general technical issues related to stress analysis and simulation

• Serve in a technical lead capacity to establish robust planning inputs to large project schedule development and support performance to plan

Education / Certifications:

• BA/BS degree w/7+ years’ experience

• MA/MS degree w/5+ years’ experience

• Degree must be in Mechanical, Aeronautical/Aerospace or Civil Engineering.


• Major airframe, aircraft on-board cargo systems, aircraft seats (fixed and ejection), aircraft evacuation systems, aircraft cabin systems and aircraft interiors

• In depth understanding of structural FAA certification requirements for commercial aerospace products

• Engineer should have a strong understanding of strength of materials, excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills

Skills Required:

• LS-DYNA experience

• ABAQUS experience

• HyperMesh for FEA model creation experience

• Unigraphics NX CAD experience

• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize both daily issues and longer term projects

• Experienced with MS Office suite of tools

• Dynamic and quasi-static nonlinear analysis.

Competency Expectations:

• Adaptability-Adjusts to business changes and priority shifts

• Analytical Thinking & Problem Solving - Identifies root causes, secures relevant information and identifies solutions

• Communication - Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills

• Teamwork - Facilitates inclusion, works well with others, and leverages diversity for success

QuEST Global

Why Work Here?

Global customers, challenging projects, job rotation, opportunities, culture diversity, flexible hours, great benefits, professional growth

About QuEST QuEST Global is an Engineering Solutions company incorporated in 1997 in Schenectady, NY, with current headquarters in Singapore. QuEST’s culture, focused around the QuEST core values (Customer Focus, Change Championship, Accountability, and Teamwork) as well as our passion for engineering, has allowed QuEST to be recognized as one of the leading global Engineering Services providers in the world. The company now employs over 6,800 engineers with aspirations of continued successful growth and innovation. QuEST caters to multiple high technology verticals such as Aero Engines, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Products, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Nuclear Engineering. Our portfolio of services and solutions covers all aspects of the product development and engineering process such as Product Design, Product Development, Prototyping, Testing, Certification, Manufacturing Support, Product Support (sustenance, repair, documentation, etc.), Product re-engineering, as well Consulting Services. With our diversified portfolio and geographic spread we have been able to conceptualize, design & develop, test, manufacture, certify and support different kinds of products worldwide. QuEST Global Engineering has a Global Product Development framework that is anchored on a local-global approach to Product Engineering to ensure close co-operation between the customer teams and QuEST's Global teams. We have successfully implemented a network of collaboration across teams in 21 geographically dispersed engineering centers catering to an exclusive list of customers. QuEST is a unique company that has cracked the code for stitching multi-national engineering teams to work together as one team to serve our demanding customers providing high quality product design and engineering services.


Colorado Springs, CO