Tool Stressing Engineer

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BAE Systems
England, Lancashire
08 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Arundeep Gill
Job Type
Toolset Stressing Engineer

A vacancy has arisen for a Tool Design Structural Analysis/Stress Engineer to support all the lines of business from the Manufacturing Engineering Shared Service Team based at our site Samlesbury

As a Toolset Stressing Engineer you will be required to provide detailed analysis of tooling including designed jigs and fixtures, Workshop Test and Ground Equipment - WSTGE (particularly lifting equipment), machining and support structures and Aircraft Ground Equipment.

Your main responsibilities as a Toolset Stressing Engineer will involve:

Completing stress calculations on proposed & existing tool designs, providing the formal structural qualification component of the CE marking data pack

Liaising with the tool design teams providing expert advice on design development and structural performance; ensuring our ability to comply with product safety policies and certification

Provide expertise across the function in support of the design of lifting equipment, lifting points and proof loading

Support learning and development opportunities to develop the stress capability of the function as well as developing preferred methodologies for tooling stress analysis and updating and authorising relevant production tool standards

Derivation of structural load cases derived from assembly process involved in the tool usage including: Hoisting and handling, Rotation, Aircraft Part location/loading & removal, drilling & machining and transportation (air, land or sea)

Analysing and optimising Tool Structural design for strength and deflection to satisfy/enable assembly process or tool usage including: Appropriate material selection and sizing

Providing guidance to tool designers for fixture detail part design to maximise strength and rigidity considering manufacturing process including: Casting, machining and welded fabrication

Analysis and optimisation of dynamic effects on fixtures to ensure suitability for a given assembly process including: resonant frequency effects, transportation effects, drilling and machining effects

Act as tool stress governance and technical lead with the potential to develop and lead a team of stress engineers including checking/authorisation of their work as necessary

Operate as the point of contact for all sub contracted stress analysis work including defining the requirements of the technical package and assessment of the return

Provide direct support to production operations personnel to resolve tool usage

issues and queries

Your skills and qualifications:


Extensive experience of the use of Finite Element Analysis tool stressing using both hand calculations and IT based methods. Experience with PATRAN/NASTRAN and the Catia Stress Package (ELFINI)

Degree in an Engineering field (Preferably Mechanical) or a recognised Engineering apprenticeship preferably with an HNC in Mechanical Engineering (alternatively relevant structural analysis experience will also be considered)

Working knowledge of assembly jigs, WSTGE tooling (hoisting & handling equipment), machining fixtures for complex structures and their use in assembly of airframe manufacture


SHE and product safety knowledge with respect to Assembly/WSTGE tooling would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

You will be logical and organised with the ability to pay close attention to detail. You will have a flexible approach to work, a willingness to learn, and will be able to work effectively under pressure. You will have a good standard of literacy and numeracy and will have excellent communication skills

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £43,268 +

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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