Spirit AeroSystems

Defense Structural Analysis Engineer 4

Job Locations US-KS-Wichita
Requisition ID
Posted Date
7 days ago(3/16/2023 10:49 AM)


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


1st shift

Key Accountabilities:
Apply knowledge of structural analysis (e.g., materials technology, finite element modeling, static analysis, fatigue analysis, damage tolerance analysis, thermal analysis, vibration analysis, structural testing, etc.) to determine structural adequacy for customer requirements and regulatory compliance; and to collaborate on structural design, manufacturing, and post-delivery of products.



  • This role requires US Citizenship
  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance. Employment start date would be determined based upon program need and obtaining clearance.
  • Successful candidates must be able to secure Program access approval
  • Experience with aerospace subsystems strength analysis including dynamic/ vibration analysis, natural frequency analysis, and transport element (tubing) analysis
  • Demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment
  • Working knowledge of aerospace industry practices and standards
  • Advanced thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Candidate must be a resident of or willing to relocate to the Wichita, KS area
  • Requires educational credentials meeting the Spirit classification standards for engineers and typically 10+ years' experience in a stress or structural analysis engineering classification / position
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Structural Engineering or other related course of study from an ABET accredited program


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.


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