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Design Validation Engineer III


STS Aviation Group
Location: Texas
Job type: Contract/Locum
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Category: Engineers
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Job Duties:

  • Implement proper Engineering Approach in Design Process.
  • Responsible for design validation with respect to applicable requirements utilizing analytical process and testing as necessary.
  • Analyze design and test data to implement proper engineering approach into FE model.
  • Implement analytical approach and establish correlation with actual test data.
  • Will set up the model for impact simulation for 16 and 14G loading conditions using Altair tools and/or LS-prepost .
  • Perform FEA on detail parts and assemblies to verify compliance with structural and occupant injury criteria.
  • Perform necessary linear/non-linear static analysis and dynamic simulation.
  • Perform Pre and Post processing.
  • Perform topology analysis and shape/weight optimization using Altair Opti-Struct.
  • Perform FEA on composite structures and injection molded part.
  • Work with design and certification engineers as well as with test laboratory to provide best possible designs.
  • Comply with Zodiac Seats procedures (QAP) and certification internal procedures.
  • Document all design validation work (including FEA) and maintain database.
  • Provides technical guidance to design validation engineers I & II and establishes best practices.
  • Ensures quality of model and analysis and on time completion.
  • Provides status and schedule updates to department head and other appropriate entities on a regular basis.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong background in structural engineering and strength of materials.
  • Must have broad understanding of finite element analysis and failure modes.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years FEA experience using LS-Dyna, Altair HyperWorks suite.
  • Knowledge of NASTRAN, ABAQUS, ANSYS is preferrd but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of stochastic/statistical tools (DOE) and Optimization tools is preferred.
  • Knowledge of composites is required. Must understand failure mode for sandwich composites and design layups for seat structures.
  • Knowledge of modeling seat belts is required.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of ATDs (Anthropomorhic test device) hardware and models.
  • Must be detail oriented and have sound engineering judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Must have ability to think strategically and solve problems.
  • Must be able to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to perform standard stress analysis.
  • Must be able to generate documents such as, plans, data sheets and reports.
  • Must be willing to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory, as required.
  • Basic ProE/CATIA skill is preferred.
  • Extensive technological knowledge of all phase of engineering applicable to the seating products is preferred.
  • Familiarity with FAA regulations, Boeing/Airbus specifications is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate well with internal departments, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Must be presentable and write technical presentations
  • Must have a M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering with 4 – 6yr. of FEA related experience

At STS Direct Hire we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, and candidates of every background are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about pay rates, benefits, etc…  please contact us at or recruiting@stsdirecthire.com

Thanks so much, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Job ID: 36639

Job Duties:

  • Implement proper Engineering Approach in Design Process.
  • Responsible for design validation with respect to applicable requirements utilizing analytical process and testing as necessary.
  • Analyze design and test data to implement proper engineering approach into FE model.
  • Implement analytical approach and establish correlation with actual test data.
  • Will set up the model for impact simulation for 16 and 14G loading conditions using Altair tools and/or LS-prepost .
  • Perform FEA on detail parts and assemblies to verify compliance with structural and occupant injury criteria.
  • Perform necessary linear/non-linear static analysis and dynamic simulation.
  • Perform Pre and Post processing.
  • Perform topology analysis and shape/weight optimization using Altair Opti-Struct.
  • Perform FEA on composite structures and injection molded part.
  • Work with design and certification engineers as well as with test laboratory to provide best possible designs.
  • Comply with Zodiac Seats procedures (QAP) and certification internal procedures.
  • Document all design validation work (including FEA) and maintain database.
  • Provides technical guidance to design validation engineers I & II and establishes best practices.
  • Ensures quality of model and analysis and on time completion.
  • Provides status and schedule updates to department head and other appropriate entities on a regular basis.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong background in structural engineering and strength of materials.
  • Must have broad understanding of finite element analysis and failure modes.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years FEA experience using LS-Dyna, Altair HyperWorks suite.
  • Knowledge of NASTRAN, ABAQUS, ANSYS is preferrd but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of stochastic/statistical tools (DOE) and Optimization tools is preferred.
  • Knowledge of composites is required. Must understand failure mode for sandwich composites and design layups for seat structures.
  • Knowledge of modeling seat belts is required.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of ATDs (Anthropomorhic test device) hardware and models.
  • Must be detail oriented and have sound engineering judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Must have ability to think strategically and solve problems.
  • Must be able to communicate efficiently in writing and verbally.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to perform standard stress analysis.
  • Must be able to generate documents such as, plans, data sheets and reports.
  • Must be willing to perform tests and some physical work at the test laboratory, as required.
  • Basic ProE/CATIA skill is preferred.
  • Extensive technological knowledge of all phase of engineering applicable to the seating products is preferred.
  • Familiarity with FAA regulations, Boeing/Airbus specifications is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate well with internal departments, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Must be presentable and write technical presentations
  • Must have a M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering with 4 – 6yr. of FEA related experience

At STS Direct Hire we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, and candidates of every background are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about pay rates, benefits, etc…  please contact us at or recruiting@stsdirecthire.com

Thanks so much, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

—–
Job ID: 36639


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