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Structures Engineer

Company: Viasat
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team. Job Responsibilities In this role you will support engineering projects to deliver and maintain Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Viasat's Commercial Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) products. Your responsibilities will include performing structural analysis to support the design and deployment of metallic and composite components, developing and maintaining structural substantiation documentation, and analyzing and substantiating in-service structural deviations. In this role you will work directly with civil aviation certification authorities, Viasat engineering and program teams, and external engineering subcontractors to develop, maintain, and approve our installations for a world-wide airline customer base. Your structural engineering and communication skills will be leveraged in verbal and written interactions within our multi-function engineering team, as well as with the customer, partners, and Viasat leadership. You will need to be available to participate in an on-call rotation (typically 3-4 days every-other month, scheduled quarterly) and support on-call escalations. Requirements

  • 4+ years of structural analysis experience; in aviation and/or space industries
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Structural Engineering
  • Experience with static structural analysis of metallic and/or composite structures using classical (hand calculation) and computer-based methods such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as Solidworks
  • Experience with NASTRAN/Femap, or other similar Finite Element Modeling (FEM) package
  • Up to 25% of travel Preferences
    • Experience with Fatigue and Damage Tolerance analysis, especially for airborne applications
    • Experience using Excel, VBA, MATLAB
    • Experience reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, GD&T
    • Experience in the development and or use of FAA certified material allowable databases such as MMPDS, AGATE/NCAMP
    • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations 14CFR Parts 23 and/or 25, or other aircraft certification experience
    • Experience with LS-DYNA or other similar transient dynamic Finite Element Analysis (FEA) packages To learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here ! Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.If you would like to request an accommodation on the basis of disability for completing this on-line application, please click here .

Keywords: Viasat, Phoenix , Structures Engineer, Engineering , Phoenix, Arizona

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