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The Boeing Company Customer Support Airframe Structural Analysis Engineer in Seal Beach, California

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Airframe Customer Support Engineering, located in sunny Seal Beach, California is seeking Experienced and Senior Structural Analysis Engineers to join our team and make an immediate impact on both urgent and long-term fleet support. Join one of our exciting teams by submitting your resume today.

Position Overview:

We are over 500 engineers strong in support of our fleet. You will be able to combine the deep expertise and resources of the entire Boeing enterprise with the flexibility and fast pace of a small company setting.

You will have opportunities to collaborate with people from all over the world to create and deliver innovative solutions to complex technical problems, and to learn how to develop a full structural repair and return an airplane to service in as little as 4 hours.

Every day, more than 14,000 Boeing airplanes take to the sky, bringing families and friends together, connecting business partners, and allowing an ever-growing number of people to explore the world.

Here at Boeing Seal Beach, we work hard around the clock to keep those airplanes flying, and to continually raise the bar for technical excellence, making our products the fastest and safest means of transportation on the planet.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve engineering data that supports airframe repairs and service bulletins for Boeing aircraft.

  • Perform detailed structural analysis (static strength, durability/fatigue and damage tolerance) to determine structural integrity (margins of safety), using classical techniques and Boeing tools. This analysis supports responses to customer inquiries, service bulletin development, failure investigation, regulatory agency coordination and to show compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Research and prepare data to support definition of structural design requirements.

  • Provide expertise to respond to customer inquiries and investigate failures to maintain continued airworthiness/mission capability. Respond to emergent requests for safety of flight decisions.

  • Account for customer impact of solutions and provide temporary repair options when a permanent repair is not feasible.

  • Develop, deploy, and support in-house and commercial application software to enable efficient performance of engineering tasks.

  • Boeing Customer Support operates to serve our global customers on a 24/7/365 basis. While this position’s initial work assignment will be on 1st Shift, Boeing reserves the right to later change the work assignment to a nonstandard shift (e.g. afternoon, night time, weekends) to meet its business needs. Boeing offers rate incentives for these non-standard shifts.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

The selected candidate will be required to perform work onsite in Seal Beach, CA.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/ Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher (Higher education includes college, university, technical school, licensing/certification programs, etc.) in an engineering discipline (e.g., Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering) and/or 5+ years of related work experience.

  • 3 or more years of experience in structures analysis engineering.

  • 3 or more years of experience in structural, mechanical, or aeronautical engineering

  • Experience with structural analysis methods and repair principles (e.g., fatigue and corrosion, stress analysis, statics, materials strength, material characteristics, repair techniques, damage tolerance methods used in maintenance programs).

  • Willing to support a 24/7 on-call rotation schedule and the ability to work variable shifts, including weekends or overtime.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with Boeing aircraft models highly preferred.

  • Experience using NASTRAN and PATRAN finite element modeling software.

  • Experience working transport category airplane certification or production/fleet support projects involving FAA approval.

  • 9 or more years of experience in an engineering discipline.

  • Experience in aircraft manufacturing fabrication and assembly processes and procedures.

  • Masters of Science in Mechanical, Civil, or Aerospace engineering preferred.

  • Ability to work with diverse teams.

  • Experience with teaching, mentoring, and leading teams.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Bachelor) in an engineering classification from an accredited course of study

ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not a required, accreditation standard.

Experienced: Typically, 3 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with experience in an engineering classification.

Senior: Typically, 7 or more years' experience in an engineering classification or a PhD degree with typically 4 or more years' experience in an engineering classification.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Shift Work:

This position is for 1st shift.

Union Representation Statement:

This is not a union-represented position.

Additional Information:

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the information shown are based on candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range :

Experienced (Level 3): $102,000 - $138,000

Senior (Level 4): $125,000 - $169,200

Applications for this position will be accepted through March 20, 2024.

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.

“U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.