Requisition Number :
Number of positions to fill :
3034-Structural System A
Posting Start Date :
General responsibilities of the position :
Founded in 1928, Pratt & Whitney Canada is one of the world’s leaders in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Our vision is to provide innovative power solutions that spark the imagination and move the world, and we are firmly committed to ensuring that our products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s excellent reputation, relative to its highly qualified personnel (9,200 employees worldwide), overall engine reliability and exceptional aftermarket support network, has brought a clientele from all over the world (over 190 countries).
Plans/executes structural/stress, thermal, fatigue and dynamic analysis of gas turbine engine component/system designs. Uses the latest available 3D finite element stress analysis tools to optimise the quality of the component or system design and ensure its structural integrity. Provide effective input to the design to ensure the system weight and cost are met.
Ability to create and interpret computer files related to finite element analysis. Understanding of appropriate rig/ test cell hardware and instrumentation capabilities and ensures the feasibility of test objectives.
Participate in generic research programs to improve component life and durability. Propose and develop new methods and techniques.
Communicates openly and effectively with peers and senior staff. Enthusiastically promotes teamwork and interacts in the assigned team with customers and suppliers to provide immediate feedback of analysis, tests and other lessons to meet team mandate.
Ability to explicit finite element analysis code (eg. Dyna, Dytran) to perform blade containment and engine and mount load analysis is an asset.
Level of Responsibility:
• Assigned to projects or discreet tasks within functional discipline
• Depends upon others for guidance and direction
• Still learning the fundamentals of the discipline and role
• Typically has limited experience within discipline
• Understands key concepts in their discipline
Specific responsibilities of position :
The qualified structural analysis candidate is capable of working in a design team and providing support and direction regarding the component and/or system to optimise its quality and ensure its structural integrity. To do this will require the planning and execution of structural/ stress, thermal, life, fracture mechanics analysis of the gas turbine engine component/ system designs using the latest state-of-the-art 3D finite element analysis tools. This also includes transient dynamic analysis of bird impact or blade-off events and their impact on the engine/aircraft system.
To validate the designs the candidate will define and oversee rig or engine tests, review and analyze the test data and make the required design recommendations.
The candidate will also contribute to the advancing the level of knowledge in the discipline by leading or participating in generic research programs on advancing analytical methods and characterizing new materials.
Minimum qualifications required :
Bachelor degree with up to 3 years experience.
Master degree with up to 3 years experience.
Field of studies :
Additional Requirements :
• Ability to use Digital computer software, particularly CATIA, Dyna and structural design systems tools.
• Have been exposed to mechanical or aerospace engineering and commercial Finite element codes (Nastran, Ideas, Ansys,..etc.), Structural Analysis.
• Desirable qualities: capable of working alone and in teams, interested in sharing knowledge, good written and oral communication skills, and excellent organizational skills.
• Member of the OIQ/PEO (Ontario) or eligible for membership is an asset.
Additional Information :
· Occasional regional or international travel
· Willing to work overtime
· Fluent in English essential, however Bilingual in French and English is an asset.