Safran Stress Engineer II in BELLINGHAM, Washington

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around EUR 21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Cabin is the world’s leading supplier of cabin interiors for regional, narrow and wide-body, business and military aircraft.

The company's product range includes integrated cabin interiors, overhead bins, galleys, lavatories, crew rests and cargo containers.

TITLE: Stress Engineer II (Job Code: PRG0404)


Research all relevant technical specifications, aircraft configurations and data to understand the loading environment and structural requirements and advise design engineering. Responsible for stress analysis, detail part sizing, and strength verification of primary and secondary aircraft structure, interior furnishings, and test articles using classical hand analysis methods and by interpreting results from finite element analysis and other means. Must have an understanding of load paths, stability of structure, and aircraft structural behavior. Must be confident with both classical and numerical (Finite Element) analysis methods. Coordinate with design engineering during design phase and review production drawings to ensure compliance with structural requirements. Coordinate with design engineering during design phase to ensure all necessary structural input to support drawing release. Generate formal weight estimates/reports, vibration analysis, stress reports, test plans, and finite element models. Review nonconformance reports to validate repair schemes. Provide accurate task completion reports.


Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in applicable engineering discipline plus 2 years of experience in the offered position or related position.


Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in applicable engineering discipline and 5 years of progressively responsible post-baccalaureate experience in the offered position or related position.


Must possess expertise/knowledge sufficient to adequately perform the duties of the job being offered.

Expertise/knowledge may be gained through employment experience or education. Such expertise/knowledge cannot be “quantified” by “time”. Required expertise/knowledge includes:

  • Experience with finite element modeling (NASTRAN for Windows a plus) and hand calculation methods.

  • Experience in writing stress documentation and specifications to FAA standards.

  • Experience with MS Office and CAD.

  • Knowledge of composite manufacturing processes and tooling

OTHER: Job Site: Bellingham, WA. 40 hours/week; $73,341 - $83,308.40 per year. If offered employment must have legal right to work in U.S. EOE.

CONTACT: Heath Tecna Inc. (dba Zodiac Airline Cabin Interiors) , Attn: Jane Weston, 3225 Woburn Street, Bellingham, WA 98226 (Reference job code: PRG0404)

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