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Spirit AeroSystems Propulsion Analysis Engineer in Wichita, Kansas


As one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of aerostructures, Spirit AeroSystems provides products and solutions for both commercial and defense customers. From today's largest passenger jet to tomorrow's urban air vehicles, Spirit's advanced design, analysis, manufacturing, inspection, and testing experts cover all aspects of product development.

With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France, and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems creates affordable, innovative composite and metallic manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

Spirit continues to win new business with exciting and innovative companies across all segments with a focus on our expanding portfolio of defense work. Preparing for the recovery of the aviation market, Spirit continues to invest in efficiency improvements to make its operations safer, more agile and environmentally sustainable. And, Spirit has kept its focus on the company’s core values – Transparency, Collaboration and Inspiration – as it continues building an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to contribute.

Propulsion Analysis Engineer Level 2

Researches, develops, analyzes, designs, and tests company products using engineering and scientific principles. Translates engineering and scientific concepts from preliminary ideas through product life cycle. Analyzes and verifies product design and performance. Applies knowledge of air-breathing propulsion analysis techniques and methods for vehicle propulsion system design and optimization. Ability to model, analyze, test , develop, apply, and communicate propulsion analyses. Propulsion analysis may include fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, fire safety, aerodynamics, acoustics, particle trajectory and icing analysis


Work Location: Wichita, KS

Key Responsibilities:

· Engineering experience in conducting icing prevention or ice shedding analysis and design.

· Experience in applying physics and the laws of thermodynamics to advanced materials for subsonic and supersonic air vehicles.

· Familiarity with software tools to model ice mass predictions of anti-ice systems airplane structures and systems such as wing and nacelle.

· Must be familiar with gas dynamics equations and principles, gas turbines engine operation, and CFD analysis.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

· Be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation.



· Requires 2 to 4 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 0 to 2 years of experience with Master’s degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program is required.

· US citizenship or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Skills:

· Desired to have proficiency in the use of CATIA and Patran/Nastran.

· Desired to have knowledge of CFD, Aerodynamics, and Thermocouple Instrumentation.

· Icing Wind Tunnel test experience

· An interest in conducting ice prevention or ice shedding analysis and system design.

· An interest in thermal analysis of aircraft structures

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.