#ET14R Stress Airframe Contract Responsible (f/m)

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Airbus Helicopters is looking for a Stress Airframe Contract Responsible (f/m) based in Marignane, France.

Do you love Aeronautics & Mechanical engineering and do you want to develop stress competencies?

Do you want to work on the great Airbus Helicopters fleet, such as Super Puma?

If you do so, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the serial life of the Super Puma, in the frame of new contracts with various customer missions : customization, new equipments installation, from the development phase, the adjustments in final assembly line, the drawings validation with design teams, and finally the certification!

About us:

Airframe stress department is an international department regrouping 120 people organized in 3 departments located in Marignane and Dönauworth and responsible for the whole Airbus Helicopter fleet.

You will join the Legacy and Innovation airframe stress engineering department (ETISF- Stress France) located in Marignane. You will be part of an integrated team of 40 people having the global view on helicopter structural design and stress analysis.

Team spirit and collaborative work is the key behaviour of the department.

Serial activities is the main activity of the department, enriched by the innovation (drone, new products, manufacturing) and by the Overhaul/Maintenance of 1st generation aircrafts. 

Your working environment:

Major economic hub with Marseille-Provence Airport, Marignane is a dynamic city in the southeast of France. It is located near the cities of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, which host a rich cultural and tourist offer. Close to the beaches of the Côte Bleue, it offers many options for water sports activities.


How we care for you:

  • Financial rewards: Attractive salary, agreements on success and profit sharing schemes, employee savings plan abounded by Airbus and employee stock purchase plan on a voluntary basis.

  • Work / Life Balance:  Extra days-off for special occasions, holiday transfer option, a Staff council offering many social, cultural and sport activities and other services.

  • Wellbeing / Health: Complementary health insurance coverage (disability, invalidity, death). Depending on the site: health services center, concierge services, gym, carpooling application.

  • Individual development: Great upskilling opportunities and development prospects  with unlimited access to +10.000 e-learning courses to develop your employability, certifications, expert career path, accelerated development programmes, national and international mobility.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly.    Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Your challenges:

You will contribute to the following main activities:

As responsible of a new Super Puma contract, over a period of 4 years of development, you will manage the activity, the workload, the ressources, including subcontractors, for a stress volume of 5000 hours per year. You will work with following interfaces : Project teams, Airworthiness, Design, Material and Tests.

You will discover the main structural components of an helicopter, the primary structure (skins, frames, beams and floors), the secondary structure (doors, canopy, cowlings and windows) and the numerous major equipments (hoist, floatation, sling, electric bays, fuel tanks etc…)

The stress activities consist in the definition of the loads, the analytical and numerical calculations (FEM), in static and fatigue, including non-linear analysis, metallic and composite, buckling and links justification (rivets, lugs, screws). Follow-up of mechanical tests on ground and in flight is also our responsibility to consolidate our stress results and to comply with the Airworthiness rules.

SAFETY of the flights is our priority and our constant motivation in our daily work!

This is an exciting and challenging role that requires a robust knowledge of stress analysis.

We need your experience and your continuous improvement mindset in order to succeed together in the delivery of our helicopters with a high level Customer Satisfaction.


Your profile:

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to 5 years’ degree level (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or related discipline

  • At least five years of experience in engineering

  • Static structural analysis composite & metallic

  • Verify design, check of drawing, pre-sizing, architecture choice (autonomous)

  • Failure analysis, fatigue evaluation, spectrum definition (basic level)

  • Competences in softwares like Nastran, Hypermesh, Samcef, would be appreciated

  • Rigorous, Team spirit, continuous improvement, service mindness

  • Language Skills: Advanced level of French and English

This position requires a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.

Take your career to a new level and apply online now!


This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Helicopters SAS

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Classe Emploi (France): Classe G13

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Job Family:

Structure & Dynamic Systems Analysis <JF-EN-EN>

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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