Senior Stress Engineer, Riverside, California

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Riverside, California

Collins Aerospace is looking for a Senior Stress Engineer who will represent the Engineering organization through tactical and strategic support of the operations team.  You will provide technical expertise throughout the product design, build, and delivery processes for complex, integrated aircraft components of advanced composite construction.  You will also drive meaningful improvements in Engineering Production Support processes through understanding the designs, performing structural analysis and a relentless focus on continuous improvement. In addition, you will have exposure to multiple programs as well as global collaboration with both internal and external customers. You will have an opportunity to work directly with engineered hardware on multiple platforms alongside manufacturing, engineering and quality organizations

*The position is working onsite at our Riverside, CA facility. Relocation assistance is available*

Primary Responsibilities

Formulate structural analysis of a complex nature using hand calculations and computer analysis, including static stress, fatigue stress, fracture, and fatigue structural analysis of aerospace components

Define, direct, and document repair designs and assess the structural integrity of various metallic, bonded metallic and advance composite structure for aerospace products

Analyze repair proposals and prepare formal reports in support of minor and major repairs for customer and FAA approval, up to obtaining authorized signature authority

Analyze materials and processes as well as approved alternates

Develop processes and tools to support continuous improvement and efficiency realizations throughout the Engineering Production Support workflow activities, including maintaining the defect mapping database and design mapping

Interacts with Operations and Engineering personnel to highlight and drive implementation of cost reduction improvements across product lines and processes

Review, quantify, and drive support of defect corrective action plans across the product lines

Support manufacturing and / or engineering escape resolution through regular interaction with Quality Assurance personnel and Mechanics

Support product development teams through defect eradication and producibility feedback early in the product lifecycle to drive improved lessons learned

Communicate both written and verbally to present technical data to leadership

Travel up to 10% domestically and internationally when circumstances permit

Perform all other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. OR

Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. Collins Aerospace will not offer sponsorship for this position.

Experience with static stress analysis and fatigue analysis using both FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and classical techniques

Experience with stress analysis of metallic and advanced composite structure including repairs on bonded metallic and composite structure.

Experience using MSC Nastran for FEA

Experience with post processors

Basic CATIA V5 knowledge

Microsoft Office experience: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualification:

Airframe/aerospace design experience

Patran or equivalent post processor

Experience communicating and presenting to external customers

Experience working on aircraft modifications and/or in an MRO environment performing design to return aircraft to an airworthy condition

Experience working in manufacturing and assembly operations environments

Programming skills (VBA, VB.NET, C#.NET, etc.) for internal tool development activities to aid in task automation

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Advanced Structures team leverages advanced materials and additive manufacturing to develop complex interior and exterior solutions. These solutions ensure structural integrity of the aircraft, help aircraft take off and land, stay trim in the air, move forward, carry cargo and conduct rescues. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us! 

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. 

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes: 

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

Tuition reimbursement program

Student Loan Repayment Program

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

Adoption Assistance         

Autism Benefit

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01583428  2023.03.25

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