Safran Stress Engineer in CYPRESS, California

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran* company since February 2018, has 32,500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with nearly 58,000 employees and sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

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We are currently looking for a Stress Engineer. The Stress Engineer is an experienced engineer with knowledge of structural requirements, analysis techniques, testing methods, and documentation procedures and applies this knowledge for the structural evaluation of aircraft interior products to ensure compliance to applicable requirements.

Job duties:

  • Basic knowledge in regulatory FAA requirements, customer technical specifications and company internal specifications

  • Understand and able to apply the guideline documented in the corporate Stress Engineering Manual

  • Generate various Finite Element Models (FEM) using Femap/Nastran

  • Verify the structural compliance via FEM, hand calculation and other analysis tools.

  • Prepare structural substantiation documents including stress analysis, static test plans, static test results, interface loads analysis, comparative analysis, and weight summary to comply with FAA and customer requirement.

  • Consistently communicate with internal customers to present structural feedback, make recommendations and provide status of deliverables.

  • Participate in technical design review meetings at each milestone during the development phase of Aircraft interior commodities

  • Approve drawings and ECNs (engineering change notices) for structural airworthiness at CCB (Configuration Control Board) meetings.

  • Understand the mechanics of materials, especially composite and Aluminum properties and their design values

  • Be proficient with static test equipment, fixtures and procedures.

  • Release approved reports and the related data to Document Control

  • Perform static test and create static test report according to customer specification


Education: BS or higher in Aeronautical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering.

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

Computer Skills: Finite element model software, Office XP, AutoCAD, Catia V5, SmarTeam

Other Skills: Detailed oriented and accurate, previous experience evaluating structural analysis of composite materials mechanical properties is strongly desirable.

ID: DCIS - 13563

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