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Structural Analyst

Kent, WA 98058

Posted: 04/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Hardware Job Number: 19765

Position Title: Structural Analyst

Position Description: Protingent has an opportunity for a Structural Analyst in Kent, WA.

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in engineering
  • 5+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle, or satellite structures.
  • Experience with ProEngineer Wildfire 4 or greater
  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting languages (VBA, Matlab, Python, FORTRAN, etc)
  • Demonstrated experience on launch vehicles or aircraft in several of the following areas:
    • Free-body diagramming for internal and reaction load derivation
    • Vehicle load path definition and internal loads development
    • Stress analysis of metallic and/or composite structures (shear beams, skin-stringer panels, fittings, sandwich panels, etc.)
    • Fatigue or damage tolerance (crack growth & residual strength) analysis experience (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc);
    • Dynamic analysis (random vibration, shock, explicit analysis, coupled loads).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with one or more of the following analysis codes: Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Direct experience with internal loads development and model verification
  • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (Bruhn, Peery, Niu, Roark, etc)
  • Composite design and analysis skills in thermoset composites
  • Experience performing design and analysis of in-service repairs of metallic and/or composite aircraft structures
  • Experience in conventional aircraft fatigue and damage tolerance methods including fail-safe/safe-life approaches, crack growth assessment, residual strength, flight loads spectra
  • Experience in entire design cycle of sub-systems components including conceptual design, structural layout and analysis, electrical layout and design support, mounting, and structural test
  • Experience with design of support structure and equipment mounts & zone design integration
  • Experience with aerospace structural certification
  • Manufacturing methods, material selection, testing, characterization & allowables development experience
  • Experience in material testing
  • Experience writing structural requirements
  • Structural optimization using standard industry codes (Optistruct, HyperSizer, Nastran Sol 200, etc)

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

Drew McMillan

In my 3 years of recruiting, I have found that honesty and transparency build lasting business relationships. I work tirelessly to find exciting projects for talented engineers, and will help you achieve your career goals by listening to you and understanding the market. Prior to joining Protingent, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and I love my fiancee, my dog and UW Football.

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