Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of mechanical engineering projects. Maintains good working relationships with production staff, and outside contractors. Supports team members and ensures that established goals and deadlines are met. Keeps superiors informed of status and significant problems. Supports the quality management system and quality objectives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs individual design and assembly projects, under general supervision.
- Creates conceptual designs for interiors of the aircraft through 3D modeling software, drawings, and/or drafting application.
- Design responsibilities primarily involve engineering design of new and derivative versions of interior furnishings and amenities as part of outfitting new aircraft. Examples include custom cabinetry such as galleys, lavatories, closets, storage compartments, interior peripheries, PSU, cabin liners, ledges/dados, entertainment equipment installations, and seating installations.
- Provides designs and bill of materials for the fabrication process, this includes detailed assemblies, and installations of specialized components using composites, sheet metal, welding and machined part techniques.
- Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with area staff and management.
- Solve onsite production problems including but not limited to changing engineering drawings, write engineering dispositions and or develop engineering repair drawings.
- Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
- College degree in mechanical engineering or aircraft related field.
- Or 0-5 years of experience in the specific field is considered as an alternative.
- 0-3 years of previous design experience.
- Experience with honeycomb sandwich panel cabinet construction
- Proficiency in CAD software CATIA V6
- Knowledge of General Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
- Design secondary aircraft structure along with installations
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
- 0-3 years of progressive experience.
- Previous design experience.
- Experience with aircraft structural repairs a plus
- Knowledge of aircraft design concepts, industry design standards, and FAA regulations a plus
- Experience with FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) modifications a plus
- Experience working with the FAA and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) a plus
- SolidWorks and AutoCAD a plus
- Excellent understanding of Company operations and needs.
- Desired candidate must possess the ability to prioritize multiple projects effectively.
- Thorough understanding of mechanical engineering and assembly principles, to include knowledge of aircraft hardware and aircraft metals.
- Acquire knowledge of FAA requirements.
- Able to operate computer applications (Microsoft Office) and engineering software.
- Good communication skills.
- Basic CATIA skills requirements.
This job operates in indoor and outdoor settings. The indoor settings include office and warehouse environments which require the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines, as well as safety gear. The outdoor settings include parking lots and airplane runways. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Occasionally subject to varying inside and/or outside temperatures, which may include extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions.
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 regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required use the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects.
Medium work; exerts up to 50 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently , and 10 lbs. constantly. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel may occasionally be required for this position (10% or less).
WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Must be able to legally work in the US without sponsorship. Must be able to pass a post offer DOT drug test upon hire.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN:
GDC Technics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. GDC will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.