Zodiac Aerospace Stress Engineering Manager in Kirkland, Washington

Stress Engineering Manager

Location: Kirkland, WA

Req Number: 1419-GTI

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Known worldwide for aerospace technical excellence

Greenpoint is an integrated network of experts providing one-of-a-kind, quality craftsmanship to deliver nose-to-tail VIP and VVIP Boeing Business Jet aircraft interiors for private clients and Heads-of-State. Greenpoint also provides repair, refurbishment, and paint services for the following business aircraft: Boeing, Gulfstream, Challenger, Beechcraft, Learjet, Citation, Pilatus, and Piaggio. We are proud to be known in the aerospace industry for our design and engineering innovation, award-winning company culture, and on-time delivery of our beautiful products.

We’re custom-built for high achievers

We use leading-edge tools and employee-built processes to deliver extraordinary, one-of-a-kind custom aircraft interiors. It’s complex work, but we work smart. In return for hard work, collaboration, and creativity, our people experience a culture custom built for high achievers:

  • Big jobs, stretch assignments, significant investment in employee development,

  • High accountability environment, with transparent decisions aligned to values, open communication, and engaged leadership,

  • Ability to make a big, visible impact on the end product, and

  • Bonuses, rewards and recognition based on achievement

Greenpoint Engineering

At Greenpoint, we strive to find engineers who can bring their creativity to the table, collaborate with one another, communicate fully and are committed to precision and excellence. Join our team as a Stress Engineering Manager. You’ll have the power to turn curiosity into innovation by providing leadership for the Stress Engineering group within Greenpoints Engineering Department supporting on-going and future Greenpoint programs.

The responsibilities of this role are:

  • Leads a team of up to 20 Stress Engineers and organizes them to substantiate aircraft designs and generate substantiation documents that will be acceptable to the FAA.

  • Sets the quality standard for the Greenpoint Stress Engineering department and puts standards and check processes in place to make sure that standards are achieved.

  • Conducts 1:1 discussions, annual performance reviews and mid-year reviews and salary adjustments.

  • Coaches, trains and mentors a team of Stress Engineers to keep all team members working efficiently and develop analytical tools, data bases, work flow procedures aimed at streamlining and optimizing project support.

  • Manages multiple priorities and competing tasks while making decisions as to priority of tasks and assignment of team members.

  • Works closely and constructively with other departments within Greenpoint Technologies to gain consensus on the best plan of attack on each engineering issue requiring stress input.

  • Communicates clearly with the engineering team, other Greenpoint departments and vendors as required to facilitate smooth substantiation of Greenpoint designs.

  • Prepares meeting materials and present status of program structural substantiation required to keep all parties informed of progress, gain team consensus and progress the structural substantiation package to completion.

  • Creates structural substantiation plans, prepare staffing plans, anticipate critical path issues and set a schedule to meet program schedules and budgets.

  • Works closely with other Greenpoint departments to gain consensus on the best plan of attack on each engineering issue.

  • Assists with bids and estimations of costs for new programs.

  • Ensures budgets and schedules are met.

  • Assists in recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating staff.

  • Makes recommendations, initiates promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.

    • Target qualifications for this role are:
  • BS degree in Civil, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering; minimum of 10 years’ experience in Aerospace Structural Analysis and Testing; minimum of 5 years’ experience in Technical Management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. FAA delegation in Structures is desirable.

  • Employees working on programs subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations must qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, a Permanent Resident who does not work for a foreign company/foreign government/foreign governmental agency or organization, or a political asylee for legal compliance purposes.

In-depth knowledge, skills, and abilities for this role include:

  • Excellent technical, conceptual, and financial skills required.

  • Ability to motivate, coach and manage a team including conducting annual performance reviews.

  • Strong communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.

  • Proven ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.Experience with a variety of CAD systems required, AutoCAD preferred.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

  • Working knowledge 14 CFR Part 25 Regulations as it pertains to Aircraft Structures, Interiors, Materials, Mechanical Systems and Payload Systems.

  • Working knowledge of industry accepted Finite Element Program, NASTRAN.

  • Working knowledge of classical hand analysis of aircraft structural components and assemblies.

  • Working knowledge of accepted design practices and solutions in Aircraft Industry.

  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft electrical systems, drawing development and FAA requirements.

  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally.

  • Other role related information:

  • Experience Level: People Manager

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Kirkland, WA

  • Travel: No

  • Relocation Support Available: Yes

  • Department: Engineering

It is the policy of Greenpoint to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, veteran status, or any other status or characteristics protected under federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and need assistance in completing the application or in taking any test required for employment, please notify Human Resources who will make appropriate arrangements.