Associate Structures Engineer
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

About $60,000 - $82,000 a year

Position Summary: UDRI is seeking an entry level engineer to assist in solving structural and systems problems on a variety of military platforms and applications. These activities will involve the application of fundamental engineering principles to the computational design/analysis and experimental testing of aerospace systems to improve performance, efficiency, durability, or affordability.

Minimum Qualifications:
P1: A Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, or combined Engineering is required. The candidate must be proficient using the standard suite of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. The candidate must have experience working with computer aided design software and Matlab. The candidate must have strong verbal and interpersonal skills, and must be able to interact effectively with other engineers, as well as with current and potential customers. Due to the security clearance requirements of this position, US citizenship is required. The candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check.

P2: P1 minimum qualifications plus three years of relevant experience of finite element structural analysis and life prediction.

Preferred Qualifications:
P1: Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) software, including pre- processing of models and post-processing of results, is desired. Experience working with advanced aerospace materials, including landing gear steels, composites and additive manufactured structures, is desired. A fundamental understanding of the basic behavior of these materials is desired.

P2: P1 preferred qualifications plus: Experience with ANSYS and nCode DesignLife preferred. Experience with landing gear systems preferred. Experience with the U.S. Air Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) and/or Mechanical Equipment and Subsystems Integrity Program (MECSIP) preferred. Experience with Siemens Teamcenter PLM preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Closing Statement:
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.