Airbus Americas
  • 18-Oct-2022 to 06-Feb-2023 (EST)
  • AA10304010 - Wichita Engineering
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Market Competitive Rate
  • Contract

As a contract role, benefits will be offered by the third party agency this individual is employed by.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

This position supports the development of aircraft structures as a Fatigue and Damage Tolerance analyst. Duties include performing fatigue and damage tolerance analyses for metallic parts. Methods include the use of both classical hand calculations and computer techniques to develop high strength to weight ratio structures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform durability and damage tolerance analyses to verify that structural integrity requirements have been met. Team assignments may include detail part sizing, layout maturation, trade study analysis, weight reduction efforts, certification activity, or in-service support.
  • Document analyses in support of trade studies or detail drawing sign-out for airframe structure. Contact customers, suppliers, and/or subcontractors to exchange technical data and to discuss project performance.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Position requires in-depth knowledge of classical and numerical (Finite Element) analysis methods.
  • Provide leadership and on-the-job training for less experienced structural analysts.
  • Interpret complex information to derive or design components of a product, and integrate these within the relevant disciplines within the business.
  • Resolve technical problems that would critically affect performance, cost, or schedule.
  • Provide program related and technical guidance to engineering project teams.
  • Accept broad objectives with agreed deadlines, but establish the tasks required and how they should be completed. Capable of working independently.
  • Ensure application of best practices and identifies the need for enhanced processes, methods, and tools.
  • Utilize tool sets at an accomplished/mastery level.
  • Technical signature authority in assigned discipline if appropriate.

Education / Special Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Engineering (Aero, Civil, Mechanical) with a strong curriculum emphasis on structural design and analysis and mechanics of materials is required. A Master's Degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum 13 years total analysis experience in airframe design programs. At least 8 years of experience in F&DT or a master's degree with emphasis on fracture mechanics is desired.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

  • Experience in airframe design, stress analysis, composites, MRB, FAR/JAR/CS/ Part 21, Certification, CATIA, NASTRAN, PATRAN and HYPERWORKS is desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint) required.
  • Proficiency with G-Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) a plus.

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to communication effectively in English (verbal and written)
  • Conversational in French and/or German is a plus, but not required.

Travel Required:

  • <5% Domestic and International


  • None


  • Authorized to work in the US

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Candidate should be comfortable working for extending periods of time using computers and in an office environment.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

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