Responsible for the development and documentation of mechanical designs in a cross-functional engineering team environment. Provides support to other departments including manufacturing, sales, customer service, and quality. Products include: high-performance electro-mechanical systems and components, integrated structures, and control panels used for aircraft entertainment, navigation, and communication systems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Creates designs by analyzing product or equipment specifications, performance requirements, and existing manufacturing capabilities. Performs moderately complex design, fabrication, modification, and evaluation of products by applying engineering principals and established analytical tools. Develops detailed designs by using provided by others.
Researches manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations as part of long range plant and product engineering planning.
Conducts analyses and/or tests pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials or processes and completes required documentation by applying engineering principles and company standards, and generating reports, procedures, or change proposals.
Develops acceptance, engineering evaluation, development and qualification/certification test plans, procedures, and reports. Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replace ability, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification requirements, cost-defining recommendations, and change proposals.
Prepares or directs preparation of product design data, which includes detailed drawings, assembly drawings, and installation drawings by coordinating with customer, engineers, designers, and drafters, interpreting customer and functional requirements, or by using computer-aided design tools and following industry drawing standards. Develops data and makes preliminary layouts and documentation in response to customer proposal requests.
Reviews drawings and layouts to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies. Directs revisions and improvements to other engineers and designers. Implements revisions and improvements to drawings and layouts.
Communicates with customer to establish understanding of customer's technical requirements and convey design capabilities or product performance.
Supports preparation of technical proposals for customers by reviewing and interpreting specifications and requirements. Includes providing engineering labor and schedule estimates.
Recommends and incorporates changes to enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement methodologies. Leads product and process improvement initiatives.
Enhances technical knowledge by routinely reading technical publications, enrolling in educational courses, and engaging in professional associations.
Recommends and participates or leads organizational improvement initiatives that involve cross-functional team settings and responsibilities.
Provides complex training to team members and/or personnel in other departments.
Supports project management personnel in the creation and maintenance of project schedule, resources, and budget, which includes the creation of milestones required to complete assigned projects.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform occasional to continuous repetitive motion while walking, standing, sitting, distinguishing colors, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science in engineering or related field of study with 5 or more years of industry experience typical, Master's with zero to two years of industry experience typical.
The employee must have a working comprehension of the English language complimented with workplace levels of grammar, composition, oral and written communication skills
Knowledge about the operation and design of aircraft Mechanical and avionics systems is a plus.
Familiarity with regulatory certification requirements for aircraft Mechanical and avionics systems is a plus.
Strong MS Office skills: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel.
Skills in the use of 2D and/or 3D design software a plus.
Optimally utilizes all channels of communications.