Structures Engineer (Onsite)




West Palm Beach, FL


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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

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Job Summary:

The Mechanical Systems, Externals, and Nacelles (MSEN) structures team is looking for an experienced structures engineer to perform structural analysis on military engine programs.  Responsibilities of the position include performing structural analyses to demonstrate durability and structural integrity of MSEN components, participating on multi-disciplined integrated product teams, and presenting analysis results to both PW leadership and customer representatives.  Hardware to be analyzed includes bearing compartments, gearboxes, lube pumps, oil tanks, tubes, mount brackets, and ducts.  Moreover, the responsibilities include performing of engine test data reduction and providing as needed on-site or remote engine test coverage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform structural analysis in support of all phases of product life cycle including preliminary design, detailed design, development testing and validation, certification, delivery support, and post engine production & service support.

  • Use finite element analysis and classical methods to evaluate for strength, deflection, vibration, fatigue life, and damage tolerance.

  • Monitor MSEN component health during engine validation testing (engine and rig), perform test data-reduction and analysis, and confirm test objectives are met.

  • Participate as the structure’s representative on multi-discipline teams to provide design solutions that balance customer requirements for durability, performance, cost, and weight.

  • Work to advance technology and improve engineering standard work processes/methods.

  • Document analysis results and present conclusions to PW management and external customers.

  • Travel less than 10%

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering

  • 2+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are authorized to access information under this program/contract.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or actively pursuing an advanced degree.

  • Strong communication and task coordination skills.

What is my role type?

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.

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