Rockwell Collins Engineer, Computer-Aided Eng - FEA in Winston Salem, North Carolina

B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions.

B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. B/E Aerospace designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. For more information, visit the B/E Aerospace website at

B/E Aerospace's Oak Plaza operations are comprised of the core enabling functions, including: Engineering, Research & Development, Program Management, Product Support, Strategic Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Finance and Human Resources. Together these functional teams collaborate to help engineer the most innovative and highest quality main cabin economy and premium aircraft seating for various customers around the globe.

As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Engineer, Computer-Aided Engineering in our Seating Products business located in Winston-Salem, NC.


Identifies real-world testing problems for commercial aircraft seating products and translates known information to problems that can be solved using Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software. Proposes design guidelines or weight reduction plans based on engineering principles or CAE/FEA analysis results. Develops the procedures for different types of analysis including topology optimization analysis, static linear analysis, and durability/fatigue analysis. Supplies analysis results and converts them to design recommendations. Conducts abuse load analysis to determine stress/strain contribution. Completes linear analysis to provide interface load and reaction force under specific load cases. Conducts dynamic nonlinear analysis incorporating full dummy models in the simulation using LS-DYNA. Investigates opportunities to limit required testing and reduce certification costs with FEA analysis. Accumulates evidence for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) use of FEA simulation results as certification tools.


  • Proposes design guidelines or weight reduction plans based on engineering principles or CAE analysis results.

  • Develops the procedure for different types of analysis.

  • Supplies analysis results to the design/certification group from inception to production.

  • Interprets analysis results and converts them to design suggestions.

  • Investigates opportunities to limit required testing and reduce certification costs with FEA analysis.

  • Accumulates evidence for FAA use of FEA simulation results as certification tools.

  • Supervises or provides work direction to lower-level CAE Engineers.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Master's degree (ME) in mechanical or aerospace engineering and three years of experience in mechanical or manufacturing engineering with at least 2 years of experience working with commercial aircraft seating products as CAE/FEA Engineer, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • solid and shell meshing with HYPERMESH , topology optimization analysis using HYPERWORKS, static linear analysis, dynamic nonlinear analysis, and crash simulation using LS-DYNA, durability and fatigue analysis with NASTRAN.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, associates, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Experience with Humanetics dummy models to evaluate injury criteria.

  • Ability to use LS-PrePost and Hyperview for Post Processing the analysis results

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 7 or more years work experience in large system dynamic simulation using LS-DYNA.

  • Masterful at writing scripts to improve productivity in the analysis process.

    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.