Strength Engineer (Support Equipment)

Website Boeing

Strength Engineer (Support Equipment) Job Highlights

Title Strength Engineer-Support Equipment
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Berkeley, MO, United States
Company Boeing

Company Profile

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space, and security systems, and global services.

Job Profile

The company (Boeing Global Services-BGS) is recruiting a Strength Engineer (Support Equipment) who will be responsible for a wide range of uniquely designed airframe and subsystem Ground Support Equipment (GSE), including equipment handling, testing, repair, and air vehicle interface of many systems including airframe/structure, hydraulics, flight controls, power systems, fuel, armament, landing gear, and all other mechanical interfaces with the air vehicle.

Provide strength input/guidance, analysis (such as FEA), and approval of newly designed or modified mechanical GSE.

Primarily supports a variety of military aircraft platforms, such as F-15, F/A-18, T-7, P-8, MQ-25, and others.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of experience working with stress analysis/structural analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with engineering fundamentals such as material properties, free-body diagrams, structural loads, and analysis methods
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams


  • Coordinate sizing and loads with the air vehicle team to support equipment-to-air vehicle interfaces.
  • Derive static loads through a free body and apply them with either hand calculations or finite element analysis (FEA). Typical software PATRAN, NASTRAN, Hyper mesh, Stress Check, CSW, and TK Solver.
  • Document results in a strength report
  • Evaluate supplier hardware non-conformances and material substitutions
  • Make engineering design recommendations based on analysis, loads, material properties, configurations, safety factors, etc.
  • Perform a strength assessment for a variety of mechanical GSE structural components, mechanisms, and occasional fluid system components.
  • Provide strength input and recommendations for new 3-D engineering layouts, 3-D models, designs/drawings, and 2-D drawing changes for a wide variety of mechanical ground support equipment
  • Support internal, informal peer reviews and formal design reviews as needed
  • Supports proposal preparation and new business development efforts.
  • Trains and coaches others.
  • Visit Suppliers to witness Proof Load Testing
  • Work independently with advisement from other, more experienced strength engineers
  • Works under minimal direction.


  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime, and occasional weekends when necessary
  • Willingness to travel domestically, on occasion

Preferred Qualifications-

  • Created New Drawings, Drawing Change Notices (DCN), and revised drawings
  • Familiarity with mechanism analysis
  • Familiarity with weld analysis
  • General familiarity with mechanical support equipment
  • General knowledge of fabrication methods for mechanical hardware, such as machining, welding, processing, and assembly
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Working Conditions

  • The work environment is a Hybrid. A combination of office setting and working from home in collocations with mechanical design engineers.
  • There will also be occasional visits to suppliers to witness proof load and acceptance tests.

Other Requirements

  • This position must meet export control compliance requirements. A “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required to meet export control compliance requirements. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


  • The benefit programs include health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and several programs that provide paid and unpaid time away from work.

Employer’s Statement

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All the decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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