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L3Harris Specialist, Structural Engineer in Waco, Texas


Stress Analyst responsible for structural analysis of aircraft modifications, including design support, and preparation of technical documentation necessary to ensure airworthiness. Determination of stress levels in primary and secondary aircraft structure, systems, and equipment resulting from applied and induced loads, as well as the comparison of these stresses with material properties to predict failure and structural instabilities given due consideration to applicable failure theories.

Essential Functions:

  • Predict internal stresses and structural instabilities in modified structure

  • Generate free body diagrams

  • Determine reaction forces, calculate internal loads, and develop shear and moment diagrams

  • Document and report analysis results

Qualifications: (refer to Career Framework)

  • BSME, BSAE, BSCE + 8 years of aircraft structural analysis, design and test.

  • MSME, MSAE + 4 years of aircraft structural analysis, design and test.

  • Must have experience in finite element modeling and analyses codes. Experience with MSC NASTRAN and MSC PATRAN or FEMAP.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Must interact with other functional engineering disciplines.

  • Experience analyzing composite primary structures.

  • Experience in MatLab/Simulink a plus.

  • Experience in Fortran a plus.

  • Experience with FAA and/or Military certification requirements.

  • Must be able to travel as necessary.

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, and have general computer knowledge.

  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends, and overtime as required.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.