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Principal Engineer - Structural/Stress Analyst

Location: Irvine, CA, United States
Job Family : Engineering
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Jan 13, 2021
Job ID: 19815

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With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

  • Parker Aerospace, an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, is one of the world’s leading producers of flight control, hydraulic, fuel, inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for the aerospace industry. We design and build equipment for virtually every aircraft and aero engine being produced in the world today.
  • In addition to game-changing technology, our customers look to us for shorter lead times, lower costs, higher reliability, and lifetime support. All coupled with the positive attitude and innovative thinking of a true business partner.
  • Parker Aerospace provides unmatched performance for both our customers and shareholders, built on a foundation of integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. As a result, our business has seen consistent growth and, best of all, our team members share in Parker’s success.

    Parker Aerospace is seeking a highly motivated Structural Analyst to perform detailed structural analysis to provide solutions to key challenges for the design of aerospace components. This position performs structural analysis including stress, fracture and fatigue assessments. Builds finite element models, performs analyses, assesses margins and life usage. Works closely with designers to develop and improve designs, improve margins and mitigate technical risks. Works with and helps define structural requirements for customers. Assesses structural test data and verification of requirements.

  • Performs detailed structural analysis to determine structural integrity (margins of safety), using classical techniques and Ansys Mechanical FEA tools. LS-Dyna expertise a plus.
  • Integrates component-level structural math models and performs integrated analysis, using finite element methods, to develop internal loads and stresses to verify structural integrity.
  • Performs structural analysis and provides expertise to respond to customer inquiries, develops service bulletins, investigates failures and coordinate with regulatory agencies, to maintain continued airworthiness/mission capability.
  • Guides structural design and configuration development. Performs trade studies to optimize structure and meet program requirements.
  • Documents structural analyses and data, required to show compliance with Parker, customer and regulatory requirements, at a component level.
  • Researches and prepares data to support definition of structural design requirements.
  • Researches new technology applications, new product designs and structural life enhancement concepts, to improve products at the program level.
  • Develops test plans, conducts pre-test analysis, monitors tests, analyzes and correlates test data, and documents results, to develop and certify structural concepts, investigates failures and develops material allowables.
  • Supports Integration and Test by assessing out of spec conditions and providing recommendations in a timely manner. Work Authorization:
  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Qualifications):
  • Bachelor’s degree within Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Discipline
  • 10+ years of experience using ANSYS or similar FEM software to perform structural analysis on aircraft or space structures.
  • 10+ years of experience with structural analysis methods (e.g., fatigue and corrosion, stress analysis, statics, materials strength, material characteristics, repair techniques, damage tolerance methods used in maintenance programs).
  • Must have 7+ years of aerospace experience.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time. Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering discipline preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience working on aerospace or space programs.

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and
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