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Aircraft Structures Engineer

Job Details

Nextant Aerospace Division - Cleveland, OH
Full Time/NON-Safety Sensitive


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for structures engineering support (research, analysis, planning, integration, and testing) for interior/exterior installations on business, commercial and military aviation aircraft
  • Generates and assembles drawings and documents to support modification and installation of structural and system components on aircraft
  • Designs and coordinates material and structural repairs
  • Assists with planning and selection of equipment installation locations
  • Coordinate and monitor structural/mechanical aspects of project schedule with project managers
  • Develop cabin interior, systems and structural modification/installation work instructions, procedures and recommendations
  • Generates 3-D mock-ups of components and installations to test-fit prior to manufacturing
  • May assist in estimating, quoting and planning in support of aircraft modifications
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and the aircraft integration/installation teams
  • Prior knowledge of installations, modifications and structural configurations of aircraft components, fixtures, and associated equipment in accordance with blueprints, worksheets and engineering drawings is required 

Supplemental Responsibilities:

  • Assist aircraft integration teams with structural planning and fit checks
  • Help maintain company owned Supplemental Type Certificate(s) and approved designs
  • Interfaces with and maintains good working relationships with suppliers and integration teams
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree (BS or BST) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (preferred)
  • 3+ years of Aviation Structural integration experience
  • Familiar with fabrication and/or installation of basic structural systems in aircraft
  • Familiarity and understanding of aircraft loads and load paths
  • Experience in static structural analysis calculations for installations
  • Familiar with standard aircraft assembly and modification shop practices
  • General knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (14 CFR Part 21, 23, 25, 145)
  • Ability to work in and around the aircraft and tight spaces (avionics bays, etc)
  • Travel on occasion
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experienced in mechanical design CAD package(s)

Highly Desired:

  • FAA Structural DER
  • Exposure to aircraft modifications (AMT, repairman, A&P, etc), FAA and aircraft OEM standard practices, and FAA certification
  • NCATT certification