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Structures FEA Analysis Engineer




Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Position Roles & Responsibilities:

As a key member of our team, you will collaborate with a prominent aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specializing in aircraft engines. Your primary focus will be taking ownership of component design and structural analysis. Your responsibilities encompass:

  1. Technical Substantiation: Utilize Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and hand calculations where relevant, to provide technical substantiation for design decisions.
  2. Technical Contribution: Actively participate in technical and program reviews, contributing valuable insights, expertise, and communication with the customer.
  3. CAE Tool Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) tools including: ANSYS Classic, ANSYS Workbench, Siemens Simcenter, Nastran/Patran, and ABAQUS for analysis tasks. Some Siemens NX CAD experience for model modifications would be advantageous.
  4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborate directly with internal and external engineering teams, fostering effective communication and synergy.
  5. Engineering Problem Solving: Formulate and apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to address complex engineering challenges.
  6. Document and Reporting: Thoroughly document all work, including analysis plans, in compliance with customer requirements and prepare and deliver comprehensive reports on your findings.

Please note that this position may involve additional tasks as assigned beyond the listed responsibilities.

Required Skills:

  • Educational Background: Possess a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or related engineering field from an accredited university.
  • Experience: Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in aerospace structural analysis, or alternatively hold a Master’s Degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Aerospace Expertise: Demonstrate expertise in aerospace structures, gas turbines, or turbomachinery and a strong understanding of low cycle fatigue (LCF) and fatigue and fracture mechanics theory and applications
  • Communication Skills: Exhibit strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with employees and managers at all organizational levels.
  • Security Clearance: Currently have or be willing to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance (U.S. Citizenship is a requirement).

Desired Skills:

  • Geometry and Mesh Preparation: Proficiency in geometry and mesh preparation using tools such as: ANSYS Classic/Workbench, Siemens Simcenter, Abaqus, Nastran/Patran.
  • Model Setup and Analysis: Experience in model setup and analysis with tools like: ANSYS Classic/Workbench, Siemens Simcenter, Abaqus, Nastran/Patran.
  • Post-processing and Presentation: Ability to post-process data and create high-quality presentations of results.
  • Material and Strength Knowledge: Familiarity with strength, fatigue, and durability properties, as well as materials, processes, and part standards.
  • Time Management: Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work efficiently under time constraints, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Team Collaboration: Thrive in a collaborative and dynamic team environment, appreciating diverse experiences and contributing positively.
  • Security Clearance: Possess an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope, granted, or renewed within the last 6 years.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Work Environment: Primarily office-based, requiring on-site presence at the customer facility for 40 hours per week.
  • Task Allocation: Extensive telephone and computer work in alignment with industry regulations and procedures.
  • Schedule Flexibility: Flexibility to accommodate business deadlines, including occasional early or late hours.
  • Workweek: Typically follows a 40-hour workweek, with core (required) hours from 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Transportation: Capability to use personal transportation to work at customer locations.
  • Citizenship Requirement: Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Travel: Occasional business travel to customer sites will be required   .#cj

The physical demands described herein represent those necessary to perform the essential functions of this role successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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