181980 - Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer
Up to $75.00 DOE
6+ Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) Engineer for an opening in Arlington, TX.

Structural analysis tasks in support of Airframe Structural Test and Certification. Tasks can include:
" Perform F&DT tasks related to trade studies to determine best design approach to meet airframe design requirements.
" Provide F&DT support for design layouts, including determination of optimum loads paths, material and hardware selections, and least weight / low cost designs.
" Provide F&DT sizing and analysis for airframe preliminary design.
" Provide sizing updates and final analysis for detail design releases.
" Calculate fatigue life and inspection intervals of airframe components
" Prepare F&DT certification reports
" Preparation of test requirements, test plans, test reports, internal loads correlation, and other analysis and documentation related to structural testing
" Communicate with internal and external team members effectively.

Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) engineer experienced with metallic and composite airframe, or related structures. Provides fatigue and damage tolerance analysis support for new product development from conceptual through detail design. Some knowledge and experience is required in the following areas, with substantial experience and expertise in many of these areas:
" Airframe structural criteria / requirements
" Aircraft Fatigue spectrum development
" Aircraft Fatigue analysis and life prediction
" Aircraft damage tolerance analysis and inspection interval calculation using NASGRO or similar tools
" Calculation of stress concentrations using classical and FEA methods
" F&DT report preparation
" F&DT support for manufacturing and change board
" F&DT support for structural test including coupon, design development, component and full-scale static and fatigue, and flight test
" F&DT support for damage limits, structural repairs and mods to support repair limits and structural repair manual preparation.
" Trade studies
" Preliminary and final sizing analysis
" Stress analysis using hand analysis calculation methods
" Concept development for least weight designs

Candidate must have proficiency in extracting internal loads from finite element coarse grid models and applying those loads for use in static strength and F&DT analysis. Tools utilized may include CATIA, MSC PATRAN / NASTRAN, TMP SLIM and Vision, and a variety of other software applications related to airframe structural analysis and design. Tools for fatigue and damage tolerance analysis include NASGRO, Mechanica, StressCheck and a variety of other software applications related to airframe structural analysis and design. Excel VBA coding experience is desired.

Accredited Bachelor's degree Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university and a minimum of ten years of related experience. A Master's degree is preferred.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kevin Suk
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x230 or (800) 927-9318 x230

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.