Strength Engineer

Website Boeing

Strength Engineer Job Highlights

Title Strength Engineer
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Hazelwood, 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) organization) is seeking a Strength Engineer to join its Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (GSE) engineering design team.

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

Primarily support Air Dominance\Phantom Works, Air Proprietary 1 (AP1) Program with the potential for supporting a variety of military aircraft platforms, such as F-15, F/A-18, T-X, MQ-25, AAS, and others.

Educational Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or any technical field from a College/University

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more areas of aircraft structures such as design, strength, fatigue
  • 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)


  • 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, Hypermesh, StressCheck, 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
  • Support internal, informal peer reviews and formal design reviews as needed
  • Supports proposal preparation and new business development efforts.
  • Trains and coaches others.
  • Work independently with advisement from other, more experienced strength engineers
  • Works under minimal direction.


  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically, work flexible hours, overtime, and occasional weekends when necessary
  • Ability to work independently and with a cross-functional team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Work Conditions

  • The work environment is an office setting, collocated with mechanical design engineers.
  • There will also be occasional visits to suppliers to witness proof load tests and acceptance tests.


  • Career
  • Community
  • Compensation
  • Financial Security
  • Health
  • Life

Employer’s Statement

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The employment 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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