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9 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers

Mechanical Engineer

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

Mechanical Engineer



The overriding business objective for this position will be to help successfully develop new electrical power conversion products that support AES being a world-recognized leader in aircraft electrical power systems for small to mid-sized business jets, UAV’s and rotorcraft.

The key performance objectives for this position are described below.

1. Goal and Schedule Oriented. The ultimate objective for this position is to develop new products requiring an attention to detail and focus to satisfy tasks in the timeline that supports internal and external customers. This requires aptitude to complete both individual and team tasks in a timely manner but also commitment to support project goals. This trait will support product time to market and build a strong confidence with customers, both internal and external. Evidence of this factor will be an understanding of the importance of meeting time deadlines, ability to learn and adapt to new tasks quickly, taking initiative to fill gaps on team projects, and assists other team members to support program goals.

2. Development Engineering Skills. The primary tasks of the Mechanical Engineer will be to work on development of new products in the Astronics Aircraft Power and Control product line. Development tasks consist of innovative conceptual designs, thorough detail design and documentation, structural analysis, thermal analysis, environmental test support, failure analysis, and production support. These efforts require creativity, application of mechanical engineering software tools, hands on testing, problem solving and decision-making. The successful engineer will have or be able to develop expertise in all these categories. This requires an ability to learn quickly and a commitment to multiple mechanical engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will be able to be contribute support development teams with responsibility for individual mechanical engineering tasks within one month of hire.

3. Develop a cooperative working relationship with internal engineering resources. The Mechanical Engineer will contribute to a collaborative relationship with engineering staff at Astronics. This involves working with other disciplines including systems, electrical and software engineering. The successful candidate will promote cooperation among team members, provide technical concepts and feedback, assist in development of less experienced team members, and ask questions of experienced staff to develop their own skills.

4. Design. The Mechanical Engineer will develop electronic packaging designs that meet weight, cost, performance and manufacturability requirements. This involves understanding impact of design decisions on all requirements and applying a continuous focus on meeting requirements from concept design through product qualification. The successful candidate will deliver AES optimized designs that result in superior products for a competitive marketplace.



2 years related experience


Electronic packing design experience is preferred


Skilled in solid modeling software tool, SolidWorks is preferred


Experience with design for aircraft environments is preferred


Education: Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering

In summary, the successful candidate will have a significant impact to the growth of Astronics. This is an exciting position within a dynamic company that is excited about the long-term growth of aircraft electrical power systems and the long-term career development that can coincide with that growth.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is 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.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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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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