Fatigue And Damage Tolerance (F&DT) Engineer

Job Reference: BBBH71671

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Engineering
Broughton, Chester CH4, UK
£46 – £52 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Aerospace Organisation based in Broughton is currently looking to recruit a Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) Engineer subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract.

  • Candidate would ideally hold a signatory/ approval or would be able to obtain this within 6 months
  • Airbus experience highly desirable with aviation experience as a minimum
  • Knowledge of Airbus policies, methods, data and tools to ensure that all analysis conforms to relevant airworthiness requirements.
  • Ability to use and understand F&DT tools

Hourly Rates:

F&DT Engineer £46.00 per hour umbrella

F&DT Approver £52.00 per hour umbrella

Contract Duration: 12 Months initially and then ongoing thereafter

Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) Engineer Job Description:

Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) Engineer to work within the Analysis team (1AWSA) reporting to

the Skill Group Leader. The position requires working cross-programme (SA, LR & A350) within the Broughton plant Engineering team (1AWP) situated on the Broughton site (Chester).

Tasks & accountabilities:

  • Working as part of the cross programme F & DT team addressing issues related to the main wingbox, fixed leading edge and trailing edge structures and control surfaces (moveables) on the outer wing that come from the plant.
  • Performing F&DT analysis of composite and metallic aircraft structures using standard fatigue, crack growth and residual strength calculations.
  • Defining, scoping and providing technical guidance to F&DT work packages that are worked internally and those that have been sent to suppliers.
  • With the appropriate approvals (depending upon the candidates suitability) you will be responsible for approving (L2) F&DT analysis and associated deliverables (stress dossiers, interface loads reports, test and certification reports etc).
  • Liaising with the methods and data group in order to ensure that methods, assumptions, data and procedures are appropriate.
  • Providing guidance, in respect of airworthiness regulations and requirements, to the rest of the team as well as advising and supporting the static stress and design group for the continuous product development activity.
  • Supporting the Chief Engineers Office in product development tasks, production and in-service issues.
  • Supporting the concession teams (SA, LR & A350) with technical advice and in certain circumstances providing technical solutions to particularly complex repairs.
  • You may on occasions be required to travel between sites to attend meetings/reviews etc.

Required Skills

You will have at least 5 years’ experience working within the aerospace industry with an in-depth

knowledge of fatigue and damage tolerance principles and their application within an aircraft structural

environment. The position requires signatory status at approval level; where this is not the case the

candidate will have the experience and capability to attain this within a short period of time. You will be

expected to fully understand the nature of any task and, through discussion with the Principal Fatigue

Engineer and liaison with the task leaders, some based outside the UK, Static Stress and Design

engineers, ensure that the F&DT analyses performed are appropriate and that all relevant implications

have been considered. You will be expected to work in an independent and proactive manner, offering

constructive input to any situation

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Proven experience working as an engineer (5yrs), within the aircraft industry involved in fatigue and crack growth analysis of metallic structures.
  • A Robust understanding of the nature of any task with the ability to analyse and independently solve technical problems.
  • An understanding of the fundamental method of analysis for fatigue and crack growth and an ability to develop these methods would be a bonus.
  • Proven leadership skills, with experience of delivering certification activities.
  • Knowledge of Airbus policies, methods, data and tools to ensure that all analysis conforms to relevant airworthiness requirements.
  • High regard for internal and external customers, whilst maintaining aircraft integrity as the over-riding principle.
  • Experience of PC and mainframe computer systems and good knowledge of the application of FE analysis
  • Ability to use F&DT tools (ISAMI or equivalent)

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