Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer TF-X

Ankara, Turkey

Fatigue And Damage Tolerance Engineer

Turkish Aerospace is Turkey’s center of technology in design, development, modernization, manufacturing, integration and life cycle support in the aerospace industry.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an engineer supporting our company vision becoming a ‘World Brand Aerospace Company’ with indigenous products and global competitive power. Become a part of our team and be responsible for the next generation military aircraft design and development.

Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) is seeking team members to be a part of Turkish Fighter Aircraft (TF-X) Development Program.



  • Perform fatigue safe-life and damage tolerance analyses to establish metallic/composite component retirement times and inspection intervals

  • Interface with structural analysis and design organizations, materials & processes, structural test laboratories, flight test, manufacturing and civil or military certification authorities

  • Develop methods and procedures for fatigue and damage tolerance

  • Write and review technical reports

  • Develop fatigue test requirements for coupon testing that would support development of design or certification allowable for materials or the effects of specific processes on materials

  • Develop fatigue test requirements for element testing that would support the development of point design allowable for joint configurations or other design-specific features

  • Develop fatigue test requirements for elevated S-N testing of metallic components, spectrum testing of composite dynamic components, or spectrum testing of assemblies containing both metallic and composite structure.

  • Develop fatigue test loads in accordance with certification requirements for metallic and composite fatigue testing of aircraft dynamic components


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent

  • All levels of experience in structural mechanics, fatigue and/or fracture mechanics will be considered

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

  • Self-motivation and desire to grow and apply engineering skills

  • Experience with fatigue and/or damage tolerance analysis

  • Experience with material and/or component fatigue testing

  • Experience using nCode, feSafe, MSC. Fatigue, NASGRO, AFGROW or similar industry standard fatigue initiation and crack growth analysis software as well as PATRAN / NASTRAN applications.

  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision

  •       Fluency in English