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Sr. Stress Engineer

Requisition ID:  38513
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

As a member of the Engineering Analyses (EA) group, this position is responsible for thermal and structural/stress analysis of high-performance flow control valves and actuation systems (pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric).  These precision valve assemblies are designed for demanding aerospace applications.    

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Develop high-fidelity FEA models of new and existing valve assemblies and perform static and dynamic (forced vibration) analyses under thermal and mechanical loads, using ANSYS Workbench or ANSYS Classic.
  • Perform LCF and HCF life analyses on various components of valve assemblies, demonstrating compli­ance with customers’ design life requirements under a variety of operating conditions. 
  • Use classic stress analysis methods and simplified solution models for preliminary evaluation and/or sizing of valve bodies and actuation system hardware for given thermal and mechanical loads.
  • Perform above-stated analyses in support of New Product Introductions (NPI), product improvement initiatives, cost/weight optimiza­tion studies, qualification testing, and investigation of field failures.
  • Prepare professional thermal & structural analysis reports and presentations in support of product design reviews (e.g., PDRs, CDRs) and FAA/EASA certification.  
  • Avidly contribute to the development and documentation of engineering analysis standard procedures & productivity tools for use by all members of the EA group.  Support other organizational initiatives and activities as required.
  • As an Integrated Product Team member, provide timely input to the design process to minimize costly design-analysis iterations.
  • Liaise closely and effectively with a team of outsource stress engineers, to perform above-stated analyses in support of some projects.
Job Specifications
  • Minimum M.S. in mechanical, civil/structural, or aerospace engineering from an ABET accredited university.
  • Minimum six (6) years of hands-on structural/stress analysis experience in similar/relevant settings (e.g., fluid flow control & actuation systems, aero-engine externals, and ground power systems).
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals, such as engineering mechanics, basic machine design principles, heat transfer, materials & processes, and manufacturing methods.
  • Prior hands-on experience with ANSYS Workbench, ANSYS Classic, or other well-known commercial FEA software for thermal stress and structural analyses.
  • Desirable:  Ability to perform thermal distribution analysis using ANSYS or other well-known FEA tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Effective multi-tasking and creative problem-solving skills.   
  • Ability and desire to share/communicate technical expertise and knowledge effectively with other employees and external customers.
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