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Lead, External Loads Engineer

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Waco
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:


Job Title: Lead, External Loads Engineer

Job Code: IMS20220807-86456

Job Location: Waco, TX

Job Description:

The Senior Aeronautical Loads Engineer will perform analysis of fixed wing and rotary aircraft to generate and compile externally applied loads on the aircraft. Designs, develops, and tests a variety of power plants, aircraft, missiles, and parts, taking into consideration the most efficient use of the natural laws affecting flight. Establishes structural design criteria, performs loads analysis, and conducts loads validation tests.

  • Responsible for generating mass properties data, inertias and finite element models to determine inertial loads.
  • Will compile aerodynamic data, mass properties data, dynamics data, and aircraft state data to provide combined load cases to distribute to the airframe models.
  • Will develop structural design criteria data and documentation.
  • Subtasks may include the generation of free-body diagrams, determination of reaction forces, preparation of shear and moment diagrams, execution of simulation tools, data processing and assimilation, and down selecting of critical conditions.
  • Must interact with other functional engineering disciplines.

    Overall Summary:
    • Subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of project management.
    • Manages large, complex project initiatives of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction.
    • Communicates within and outside of the organization to explain and influence changes to practices, processes and approaches.
    • Makes significant improvements in processes, systems, or products.
    • Provides input into new products/processes and implements operational plans that have measurable impact on business or functional results.
    • In the event of anomalies, provide independent evaluation of root cause, contributing causes and recommended corrective actions
    • General loads development for fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
    • Development of mathematical models and simulations for loads analysis

      • BSME, BSAE, BSCE + 9 years structural engineering experience in developing aircraft loads.
      • Must have experience in finite element modeling and analyses codes. MSC PATRAN or FEMAP and MSC Nastran is preferred.
      • Must have experience in Matlab or other scripting languages (Visual Basic, Pearl, Python, etc)
      • Proficiency with Linux/Unix operating systems is preferred.
      • Must be knowledgeable in Military and/or commercial certification requirements.
      • Aircraft loads experience.
      • Experience with ground and flight testing
      • Experience with mathematical modeling and simulation.
        • Experience with high performance computing, management of large sets of data
        • Must have ground and flight test loads experience.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Waco , Lead, External Loads Engineer, Engineering , Waco, Texas

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