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9 months ago
United Technologies
Location: Wisconsin
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
When the global aerospace community looks for ideas and solutions to its biggest challenges, they turn to the people of UTC Aerospace Systems. We design, invent and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace systems on the market. We are inventors. We are manufacturers. We work in space exploration, commercial air travel, defense and rescue applications. Always learning and pushing the boundaries, we are an undisputed industry leader that continually sets the bar higher and higher. Come soar with us.

Our Specialty Seating Systems is recognized as a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of a broad spectrum of aerospace specialty seating products. Our state-of-the-art, dynamically certified cockpit, cabin crew seats, passenger seats, helicopter, and ejection seats are fielded on multiple commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft. Our portfolio includes proprietary products designed specifically for commercial and military Original Equipment Manufacturers and Completion Centers. We recruit the best talent and use the best processes to solve some of the industry's greatest challenges - safely, ethically and responsibly.

Position Purpose/Objective:

The Design Engineer is charged with creating robust designs of structural components, electro-mechanical mechanisms, upholstery, cushions, decorative panels, and assemblies of these components. These designs are created using 3D CAD modeling software, and verified through finite element analyses and testing. The individual contributor will provide engineering deliverables through all phases of development from concept generation through certification testing and production. This includes identifying root cause to issues, analyzing alternatives and executing the optimal design solutions. In addition, the individual will support efforts for design release, compliance with requirements, and internal cross-functional activities. In certain cases providing technical direction to engineering resources at our Global Engineering Center - India can be expected.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Successfully execute design and development tasks required to certify and release specialty aircraft seat
* Execute designs utilizing Unigraphics NX CAD system and Team Center Product Lifecycle Management software
* Work as part of a cohesive engineering team and Integrated Product Develop Team (IPDT)
* Understand requirements and evaluate product structural integrity and functionality in support of meeting those requirements
* Facilitate necessary regulatory and customer requirement testing to ensure product safety
* Interact with internal and external customers and ensures satisfactory deliverables
* Assist Engineering Management to coordinate the timely delivery of product design and customer proposal requests
* Conceptualize and prepare preliminary and final detail design and documentation of systems components and assemblies
* Support testing including the design and release of test fixtures
* Create conceptual designs for proposals and document designs in technical documents
* Work as a liaison with multi-site technical teams in Colorado Springs CO, India, and Poland
* Adhere to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct
* Perform other duties as required


* At least three (3) years working as a design engineer, preferably in a manufacturing environment
* Strong communication skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
* Strong analytic skills including Root Cause Analysis, Strength of Materials, Statics
* 3D CAD experience
* US Citizen or Green Card required


* Unigraphics NX CAD experience
* Alternatively ProE, CREO, AutoCAD
* Experience presenting solutions to internal and external customers
* Experience with manufacturing processes (machining, sheet metal, plastic injection molding, plastic thermoform)
* Experience with Plant Operations and Assembly
* Experience with Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
* Experience working with international engineering support
* Knowledge of upholstery design and execution
* Team Center and Team Center Multi-Site PLM experience
* Experience in aerospace requirements/design
* Knowledge of FAA and aerospace specifications
* International design collaboration experience

*Special Notes:
* Nothing matters more to UTC Aerospace Systems than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen

* BA/BS Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience
* MA/MS Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering degree with a minimum of 1 year of experience

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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