Stress Engineer II – AP – St Louis

St Louis, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKNA-SEIIAPSL]

Field(s) of expertise
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


  • Research, develop, analyze, design, and test company products or processes using engineering and scientific principles to implement engineering solutions to meet organizational objectives
  • Analyze and verify product or process design and product performance to customer requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring product (including parts, assemblies or tools) are consistent with company and customer quality standards
  • Research and develop material and processes that support the translation from abstract concepts to functional products
  • Apply knowledge of engineering and scientific methods and tools to define and characterize behavior of products and processes
  • Integrate technical, cost, value and safety considerations into the product definition to comply with customer, regulatory and company requirements. Document results in drawings, data sets, reports, specifications and supporting data
  • Interface with other members of project or program team, management and manufacturing staff to facilitate the implementation of manufacturing process improvement initiatives
  • Develop engineering solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems, requiring ingenuity and innovation. Exercise broad latitude in determining technical solutions
  • May interface routinely with customers and suppliers to achieve cost effective, technically sound and functionally superior products
  • Support, identify or implement Lean initiatives to improve products and processes
  • Continuously improve product and processes via designs, work instructions, statistical process control and other relevant methods and concepts
  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced staff; may act in a technical leadership capacity


Required Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil engineering or related discipline. Advanced degree preferred
  • 2 years of primary structure stress engineering experience in an aero structure design / manufacturing environment
  • Must have nastran / patran experience and some experience with engineering software Unigraphics NX or CATIA V (with knowledge of ENOVIA a plus)
  • Strong PC skills (Excel, Power Point, Word and Microsoft Project)
  • Must hold an active DoD Secret Security Clearance or have the ability to obtain
  • U.S. Citizen per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Additional Experience and Qualifications:

  • Military Program experience strongly preferred vs. Commercial
  • Capable of being customer approved for MRB Authority
  • FEM validation experience (global and break out FEMs)
  • Experience with Nastran, Patran, SLIM and Stress Check for part sizing and analysis
  • Experience with DaDT and AFGROW (Crack Growth analysis)
  • Experience with strain gage predictions for flight test support
  • Experience with composite sandwich structure analysis
  • Experience with bonded joint analysis (secondary bond and cobond)
  • Experience writing and managing on time submittals of customer required Static and Fatigue Stress Reports
  • Composite and metallic test matrix development, testing support, data reduction and analysis expertise (for risk reduction testing)
  • Able to perform Stress NRE estimating for test matrices and proposals
  • Able to train and mentor new hire engineering graduates and less experienced engineers

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