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10 months ago
Location: Illinois
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers

Mechanical Design Engineer II

About the Organization
Astronics is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Mechanical Design Engineer II



Provides mechanical/structural component and installation solutions required to support the installation design and certification of systems and equipment onboard commercial aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Work within a project team to understand component functionality, as well as the integration and interaction of the system/equipment with the aircraft


Develop components and system installations to satisfy competing requirements while also considering factors such as cost, schedule, manufacturability, etc.


Develop parts lists/Bills of Materials for piece-part, assembly, and installation drawings


Produce piece-part, assembly, and installation drawings requisite to effectively communicate manufacturing data and installation design


Conduct aircraft surveys to facilitate component and installation design as well as identify potential installation challenges associated with the existing aircraft structure and retrofit installations


Work with aircraft mechanical and installation teams to troubleshoot installation and operation problems as well as support certification and operability testing


Develop and document stress analysis models, utilize existing structural analysis tools and/or perform hand calculations to substantiate the structural integrity of installation designs


Develop and document LRU cooling Analysis models and/or perform hand calculations to substantiate the cooling requirements of installed and/or replaced LRU's


Works in conjunction with ODA UM/DER resources to develop all quantitative certification related documents and deliverables


Actively assists project management and engineering teams in solving internal and external analysis, manufacturing, and design challenges

Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience



Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or in a related technical and/or equivalent field


Familiarity and/or experience working with a 3D CAD package, preferably Autodesk Inventor or Catia


Familiarity and/or experience working with an FEA package such as Femap


Familiarity and/or experience developing piece-part, assembly, and/or installation models, analyses, and drawings


Strong analytic problem solving capabilities


* Experience in the aviation/aerospace or similar industry
* 2+ years of experience working in a mechanical design capacity



Astronics CSC Itasca (1437)

Travel Requirements
As needed nationally and internationally, approximately 10%-20%

EOE Statement


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EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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