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Engineer – Structural Dynamics
Ref No.: 18-60285
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 08/20/2018
Candidate will be involved in all aspects of the product structural design, including conceptual and preliminary design, detailed design and qualification structural testing. Written reports and oral npresentations to internal and external customers are required. Candidate must be able to recommend analysis and testing approaches based on technical risk.
Typical projects include a variety of structural dynamics analysis and test functions on aircraft electrical power generation and distribution equipment, including:
  1. Structural dynamic analysis including modal analysis, prediction of vibration response levels and characteristics, rotordynamic analysis, and stress analysis of electronic and mechanical products. Methods and tools include finite element analysis (ANSYS), other specialized software, and internally developed routines.
  2. Vibration development and qualification testing utilizing electro-dynamic shakers. Tasks include test set-up, programming of the controllers, conducting the test, data acquisition, data analysis and reporting.
  3. Diagnostic testing to troubleshoot hardware problems, characterize structural dynamic behavior of equipment, and assess machinery health. Tests include using a variety of transducer types, signal conditioning, and data acquisition / analysis equipment.

Education:
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
An advanced degree with structural dynamics emphasis is preferred.
Skills:
0 to 5 years' experience. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, structural analysis tools, and instrumentation/signal analysis equipment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.