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Spirit AeroSystems Co-op: Engineering (Design/Stress/Systems) in Wichita, Kansas


Flight begins at Spirit AeroSystems, where our products are taking off somewhere around the world every minute of every day. We design and build large structural parts for the world’s premier commercial aircraft (think Boeing and Airbus), as well as top Defense and other cutting edge programs.

Spirit AeroSystems is a global company with a diverse work force spread across three continents. Our headquarters is in Wichita, Kansas. There is opportunity for you to be part of an innovative team in the growth industry of aerospace.


Flight begins with you at Spirit AeroSystems, a place where you can explore your interests and grow your career by working on impactful projects. As an Engineering Co-op, you will work in one of these disciplines:

Design Engineering:

  • Apply knowledge of engineering and physical science principles, materials, and tools in a collaborative environment.

  • Develop, integrate, document and evaluate flight vehicle structure designs for performance, functional adequacy, cost effectiveness, manufacturability, and compliance with customer and regulatory requirements.

  • Areas of expertise may include primary and secondary structure design, payloads design, weights, and lofting.

    Stress Engineering:

  • Apply knowledge of structural analysis (e.g., materials technology, finite element modeling, static analysis, fatigue analysis, damage tolerance analysis, thermal analysis, vibration analysis and structural testing).

  • Determine structural adequacy for customer requirements and regulatory compliance.

  • Collaborate on structural design, manufacturing, and post-delivery of products.

    Systems Engineering:

  • Apply interdisciplinary knowledge and Systems Engineering processes and methods to plan, design, develop, integrate and verify products that meet customer needs within project constraints.

  • Develop, analyze and manage system and subsystem requirements and architectures.

  • Develop and evaluate alternative concepts, architectures and designs to select optimal, balanced solutions reflecting life-cycle considerations.

  • Analyze system functionality and effectiveness with respect to performance and cost to support project decision-making and ensure product compliance with technical requirements and project constraints.

  • Apply technical analyses to identify performance trends and root cause to propose corrective action.

  • Develop and document allocations, predictions, assessments, and analyses that compare the product design capabilities and usage experience to contract requirements.

  • Identify, define and manage product interfaces.

  • Plan, conduct and monitor integration and verification activities.

  • Plan and execute project-specific technical activities to implement Systems Engineering methodology. This includes coordinating multi-disciplined engineering efforts, managing technical subcontracts and supporting project Risk Management, Decision Analysis and Resolution, Configuration and Data Management, etc...

  • Improve Spirit enterprise Systems Engineering capability through development, assessment and deployment of company standards, processes and tools.

    There are multiple opportunities in each area listed above. If you are selected for a Co-p on this requisition, we will place you in an above area based on your top preferences and the needs of the business.


· You must be enrolled full time in a university degree program aligned to the area of internship.

· You must be a current sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing.

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2022-9672

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/21/2022 11:51 AM)

Category Administrative/Clerical