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10 months ago
Kopter Group AG
Location: Pfäffikon
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Giovanna Rigon
Sector: Aircraft
Category: Engineers Jobs, Systems Engineer Jobs

Kopter Group AG specializes in the development, production, commercialization and support of a new generation of helicopters. It is based in the Zurich region and currently employs 250 people. Its first model, the single turbine SH09, offers the highest standards of safety, comfort and performance, coupled with low operating costs. Additionally, it provides the largest cabin/cargo volumes, outstanding modularity and the latest generation of electronic systems. Built for the most demanding missions, the SH09 helicopter is generating an excellent market response.

In order to support our Stress & Fatigue Team in Wetzikon ZH we are looking for a talented

Analysis Engineer – Stress and Fatigue

(Metallic structures – Powertrain)
Ref. Code 500014234

Your responsibilities:

  • Analysis and development of new structures and assemblies by means of FEM and hand calculations.

  • Optimization of existing structures and assemblies with focus on powertrains (gearboxes & transmission shafts). 

  • Documentation of certification relevant analyses for static, fatigue and damage tolerant substantiation of metallic structures.

  • Validation of finite element analysis.

  • Definition of prototype and certification tests

  • Task management and planning of calculation activities for a helicopter sub-system

  • Time-effective coordination of static and fatigue substantiation activities with other departments (Testing, Flight physics, Materials and processes) and as well as externals partners

  • Proactive and autonomous development of creative solutions to challenging technical problems

  • Ensure information flow, responsible for cross-information and information in team

  • Proactive and autonomous development of creative solutions to challenging technical problems

Your qualifications:

  • Master Degree (ETH/TU) in the field of aerospace, mechanical, structural engineering or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in static and fatigue analysis in Aerospace or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Rotorcraft experience is preferred
  • Significant experience with powertrains (gearboxes & transmission shafts) is highly preferred
  • FEM experience in the simulation of large assemblies, ideally rotating structures
  • Profound knowledge of ANSYS is of advantage
  • Knowledge of NX is of advantage
  • Good English knowledge (spoken and written)
  • German knowledge is of advantage
  • Ability to plan, manage and lead projects
  • Ability to encourage and motivate coworkers
  • Team spirit and motivation

We address an independent specialist with distinctive analytical skills, who wants to take an active role within a small team of engineers. The ideal candidate likes to have contacts with internal and external customers, is able to assume increased responsibility and has a sane portion of assertiveness.

If you are willing to take part in creating the next generation of helicopters in a highly collaborative environment, then you are the right one for our team!


Our offer:
We are offering an exciting job opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment with room to grow in every dimension. Our office is located in Wetzikon ZH.

Your next step:
If you are interested to know more about us please contact us  or send your complete application documents in English in a single pdf file including following documents:

  • Cover letter (including Photo and Nationality; only Swiss Nationals, EU Nationals or valid Swiss Working Permit)
  • Reference Code
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • Employment references

Please note that after thorough consideration of your application you will only be contacted if we require additional information or if you are selected to continue in the recruitment process.


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