Aerospace Structures Engineer, Stress Analyst

PPG Aerospace

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Huntsville, AL

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

As an Aerospace Structures Engineer, Stress Analyst, you are accountable for stress analysis support of new and existing Aerospace Transparencies products. In this role, you will provide stress analysis and evaluations to assure that products and transparencies programs will profitably meet performance expectations defined by the customer, regulatory agencies, and the design engineering staff. Can you work effectively with minimum supervision and manage time to achieve project goals? If so, read on!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Frequent collaboration with customer stress analyst authorities to develop a detailed understanding of airframe structural requirements.
  • Lead all aspects to improve plant key performance indicators and manufacturing/operational metrics, as well as being a technical resource to production personnel to ensure working conditions meet all safety requirements.
  • Communicate stress analysis study results within PPG, to customers, and to governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Work closely with PPG customers, the transparencies design engineering group, and other teams to develop structurally sound aircraft window designs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with 8+ years of proven experience; Master's Degree with 5+ years’ work experience.
  • 3+ years of proven experience in Finite Element Modeling and structural analysis of aircraft structures.
  • Prior experience in formal engineering reporting and documentation systems and experience with education and training in positions directly related to finite element stress analysis in an aerospace environment highly sought after.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and experience with commercial FEM/FEA software required; FEMAP and NX NASTRAN preferred.
  • Able to effectively read, write, and communicate in English. 
  • US citizen or legal resident only.