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12 months ago
Location: Pennsylvania
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Engineers
Job Description

The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) organization is seeking an entry-level Wire Design Engineer (Level 1) to join the H-47 Chinook Program located in Ridley Park, PA.


Primary Responsibilities:

Duties as an engineer will include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain cable/wire harness detail and assembly designs
  • Assist with engineering design disposition on discrepancies (e.g., rejection tags, production action requests, shop revision requests)
  • Develop and maintain electrical product detail, assembly and installation designs (e.g., equipment racks, power panels, cable routing and geometry, antennas)
  • Develop, draft, and release complex wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Follow documented processes, specifications and procedures that support the design and manufacture of electrical commodities
  • Collect data to support the development of statements of work
  • Assists in data gathering of supplier capabilities
  • Provide cable/wire harness fabrication and production support
  • Review functional and physical input used in the development of integrated design and system architecture

The Boeing Plant in Ridley Park, PA, is home to the H-47 Chinook Helicopter and the V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor. These aircraft are designed, tested, and manufactured at the site. In addition, the Ridley Park site hosts an Enterprise Support group which provides design and analysis of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems for Boeing Commercial Aircraft and Military Derivatives. Boeing employs approximately 5,000 people at the site, more than 250 of them are Electrical Engineers. The plant is situated along the Delaware River approximately 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and 2 miles from the international airport.

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Relocation Assistance Available 
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Capable of travelling domestically or internationally on short notice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree
  • Ability to work flexible hours, overtime and occasional weekends when necessary to support factory and operations activities
  • Previous experience in the defense or aerospace industry
  • Previous internship work experience
  • The ideal candidate for this position has knowledge or experience with one or more of the following: Wire Design Tools; Computer Automated Design; Wire Design Principles; Wire Harness Fabrication; Wire Diagram Schematic Drafting; Computer Programming; Project Management

Work Authorization:

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.


Typical Education / Experience:

Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.



This position is based in Ridley Park, PA and does not offer relocation assistance. Applicants must reside in area or be willing to relocate at their own expense.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Experience Level 
Entry Level

Job Type 

Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award 


Job Code 

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