Project Engineer, Aircraft Carbon Brakes & Wheels
Avon, OH
Parker Hannifin

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $14.3 billion, global company. With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Department Marketing Statement

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Major Duties

Position Summary: • This is a senior engineering position focused on design, qualification, and support of aircraft wheels and carbon brakes from proposal through detail design, qualification/certification, and production phases. • Ensures timely and efficient completion of engineering projects to achieve company, customer, and product reliability and cost objectives. Has overall responsibility for leading technical projects or phases of projects involving the design and development of new or core products and/or processes. Is responsible for technical scope, cost, and schedule management of assigned projects/tasks. • Plans, schedules, and coordinates efforts of assigned project staff and is accountable to meet team performance to project objectives. Serves as a technical advisor on major projects. Projects at this level are assigned to develop project management and leadership skills and to build knowledge of the organization, processes, and customers


  • Develops project objectives by reviewing technical project proposals and plans and conferring with management and related teams. Ensures projects meet schedule commitments, cost (non‐recurring and recurring) results, and technical expectations through effective project leadership. • Creates project plans and milestones by studying product or system design and customer technical program requirements (including performance and data requirements), completing technical studies; and preparing cost estimates. Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements and assigning staffing and resources. • Maintains frequent formal and informal customer interface to present project status; determines feasibility of changing customer requirements and may propose and/or negotiate changes in schedules or methodology in coordination with program management. Gains customer confidence in overall support of customer programs. • Controls the project plan by reviewing any changes in technical requirements or specifications (e.g. requirements management) and recommending actions to achieve milestones. Controls project costs by reviewing non-recurring and recurring costs, monitoring and approving quotes and expenditures; may administer and have oversight for outsourced contractors. Maintains efforts within defined cost and schedule constraints, including statusing and root cause/corrective actions of associated variances. May act as Control Account Manager for projects applying Earned Value Management. • Prepares and reviews technical project work prepared by others (e.g. system schematics, layouts, algorithms, transfer functions and related test plans, procedures, and reports) by applying engineering principles and technical judgment. Advises and monitors regulatory and intellectual property concerns. • Ensures consistent engineering standards, processes, and documentation methods are used in project deliverables. Establishes and maintains engineering history files, project files, and related information to provide archive of technical project activities. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, benchmarking best practices, and/or participating in professional associations. • Acts as point of contact on technical and project-related matters. Identifies mentoring and development needs; serves as a mentor for other employees. May serve as a functional specialist.

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) (or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate) in engineering or a science technical discipline; Master’s degree (MS) preferred. • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through 9 years of related experience or more. • Has thorough in-depth knowledge of engineering, design, qualification, and support of carbon aircraft brakes and wheels, including key principles, concepts, product standards, and techniques, industry practices, regulations, and policies. Ability to apply broad knowledge of other related engineering or scientific field to area of expertise. • Has thorough knowledge of current industry best practices and trends along with effects of key carbon material processing steps, techniques, and tradeoffs and their impact on performance • Experience in failure analysis and problem solving. Experience in R&D projects is preferred. • Familiarity with FAA certification requirements for regional and commuter category aircraft, Part 23 and/or Part 25, including TSO, STC, and PMA processes or equivalent including military. • Experience in generating documentation typical for new development projects, such as qualification test procedures/reports, failure analysis reports, reliability, etc. • Ability to effectively communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision. Ability to respond to significant inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales teams. • Effective project management and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Able to facilitate project team interactions. • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or mentor project team member and overall site capabilities in areas of expertise, including creation and documentation of design standards and processes. • Proficient with software and specialized data analysis, design, and project management tools following established project/program management protocol. Experience with CATIA V5 is preferred. • Ability to establish and track performance to goals and objectives to complete complex or major projects and provide direction to the team at project milestones. • Proficient with standard project management tools and practices. • Ability to apply Earned Value Management (EVM) principles to manage scope, schedule, and cost objectives.