Rockwell Collins Stress Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at

B/E Aerospace's Engineering Center of Excellence offers innovative and dynamic engineering services to commercial aircraft and private business jets customers.

The Engineering Center of Excellence specializes in design, certification and manufacturing engineering for lavatories, galley, economy and business class seating, oxygen systems and aircraft modification programs.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now, including Stress Engineer in our Commercial Aircraft Segment in Wichita, Kansas.


Reporting to the Supervisor of Engineering, the Stress Engineer designs and tests processes for the manufacture of systems and components; performs complex assignments often requiring development of new or improved products/processes/techniques; assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering tests/products/equipment; and interprets principles, theories, and concepts of an engineering specialty.


  • Provides technical leadership and direction to a team of Stress Engineers

  • The appointed Stress Engineer will ensure that company design is certified to EASA or FAA regulations and satisfies the contract specification.

  • Produce the necessary reports to demonstrate that the design satisfies all relevant EASA or FAA regulations.

  • Checks engineering packages and where possible, to gain authorized signatory status for their area of expertise.

  • Detailed stress analysis of metal and composite structures.

  • Preparation of detailed stress notes.

  • Static Unit Analysis verified by test.

  • To undertake the checking and releasing of detail, sub-assembly, general assembly and installation drawings.

  • Preparation of schemes and provision of technical support for test programs. To analyze test results and report findings.

  • To provide 'support to production' services including investigation to queries raised through Design Query Notes and Non-Conformity Reports, production permits and concessions and any other matter where production time scales are potentially adversely affected.

  • Participates as a team member in a specific phase of a broad engineering assignment.

  • Directs preparation of appropriate documentation for assigned projects.

  • Ensures successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budgeted time and cost constraints.

  • Participates in defining engineering approaches, and in planning and scheduling work


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from four-year college or university.

  • Three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in classic hand calculations.

  • Experience in FEM.

  • Experience with PATRAN/NATRAN, FEMAP or other finite element analysis software.


  • Five (5) years of functional work experience.

  • Familiar with current EASA and FAA regulations in particular CS-25.

  • Experience in a design organization heavily involved in aerospace design.

  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.

  • Good team working and work ethic.

  • Experience in test verification.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.