Aerospace Stress Engineer Salary
The average pay for an Aerospace Stress Engineer is $79,604 per year.
Job Description for Aerospace Stress Engineer
Aerospace stress engineers usually have at least a bachelor's degree in aerospace or a related engineering field and are well-versed in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, as most of their college courses are centered around these studies to design safe, ecologically-friendly aircraft. Low fuel costs and a lightweight structure are usually key features to consider, and they must also try to predict any possible failures during a flight and make necessary changes to structure and design to prevent these possibilities. Aerospace stress engineers must be reliable and focused due to the weight of responsibility in this position, as flight has by no means been mastered and the simplest lapse in judgment could mean the loss of many lives.Read More...
These engineers must always follow the regulations of the FAA or equivalent aviation authority depending on the country and use these standards to create different tests to simulate and maintain the integrity of each aircraft. They typically have a long checklist when searching for potential problems, and based on their test results they may also provide suggestions for improvement for controls or procedures. The job market in this highly-competitive field does not expand as quickly as others, so degrees and certifications are highly beneficial for aerospace stress engineers.
Aerospace Stress Engineer Tasks
- Perform structural analysis and analyze structural engineering data.
- Provide input for improvement of department procedures, controls, flows and systems.
- Develop, create, and implement test procedures.
- Create stress analysis packages including stress notes, formal certification reports, and design changes.
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