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Specialist, Structural Analyst (Rochester)

Job ID SIS20191206-31664 Date posted 06/12/2019

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

Mechanical Engineer - Structural Analyst

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job ID: SIS20191206-31664

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the analysis of composite, metallic, and glass components and assemblies for space, airborne, and ground based systems.  The preferred candidate will:

  • Interpret design specifications and create finite element models of complex components and assemblies for structural analysis
  • Analyze the models for stress, strain, displacement, modes, etc. at both component and assembly levels
  • Prepare reports, formal documentation, and presentation materials summarizing analysis results and presenting results to both external and internal groups.


  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of 4+ years relevant experience, or equivalent

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with commercial FEA codes and Pre/Post Processors highly desired (preferably Nastran and Femap or Patran) (would also consider Abaqus or Ansys)
  • An understanding of structural analysis methods (FEA and hand-calculations)
  • Experience in the space industry highly desired
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD programs such as Creo or Pro/E
  • Experience with computational programming (Matlab, Python, Fortran)

Security Clearance:
Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.