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Mechanical Design & Innovation Engineer


Rockwell Collins
Location: Fort Worth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
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Mechanical Design & Innovation Engineer
Business Unit Collins Aerospace
Req IDDate posted 07/02/City Fort Worth
State/Province Texas
Country/Region United States

Date Posted:

:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HTX17: Landing Gear - Fort Worth 2901 Northern Cross Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76137 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).
Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.
Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview
This position is for a senior Design Engineering professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise. Designs major components, provides technical guidance to junior engineers, and makes recommendations to managements. Presents designs for engineering, technical and business reviews, and coordinates with other functions and organizations. Supports the division wide design engineering organization via design audits, design philosophies, design engineering manual development, training, mentoring and providing concurrent guidance and input throughout all phases of product design. In addition, provides support in developing the technology roadmap and attaining technology development goals. It is the developmental expectation of anyone taking on this position to eventually transition into a Principal Design and Innovation Engineer per an agreed upon development plan.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Coordinates with other organizations affected by design development to exchange information, ideas and techniques for design of product or processes.
• Designs major components or portions of a functional system, technically-advanced prototypes, and promotional or specific products that develop and improve products and facilitate engineering operations.
• Creates and presents designs in Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Reviews (CDR) to ensure effectiveness, viability and quality of designs.
• Trains, instructs, and provides technical guidance to junior engineers to help them diagnose and solve problems and build technical and professional capabilities.
• Resolves design problems and makes recommendations to management to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of design activities.
• Designs major components or major portions of functional systems, technically advanced prototypes, and promotional or specific products using computer design and engineering systems.
• Develops or improves products and facilitates manufacturing operations.
• Develops data and makes layouts, sketches, and notes for design proposals.
• Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replace ability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost.
• Designs, develops and tests metallic or non-metallic structures or materials and their related fabrication processes for use in engineering designs.

Design Manuals development & training; Approximately 20%

Supports ownership, development, and maintenance of the Landing Gear Engineering Design Manuals and is responsible for methodical and period review for applicability and required updates ensuring linkage to corrective actions, lessons learned, innovation and technology progression. Also ensures knowledge of and understanding of the manual content by coordinating/ conducting training as necessary.

Internal Design Reviews; Approximately 20%

Attends assigned internal design reviews and ensures that the project requirements are being met by the proposed designs. Understand all material, surface roughness & coating combinations to ensure they have a minimal risk associated with corrosion, and wear (coating and mating part). Understands kinematics and makes sure the most efficient mechanisms are used relative to moment arms.

Investigation, development and management of new technologies; Approximately 20%

Supports the Chief Innovation Engineer relative to the investigation of, development, and management of new technologies. Acts as project lead for selected technology development efforts. Acts as a resource to offer or evaluate new ideas aimed at solving particular challenges or needs as brought forth by the business.

Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA); Approximately 20%

Required to be an integral team member in all RCCA activity along with other members of the Chief Engineering Office. Aid in problem resolution and actively review/participate in Engineering investigations to ensure robust Root Cause and Corrective Action closure. Aid in the planning and delivery of Engineering Corrective Action Board meetings (scheduling, data reduction, reporting, etc…)

Audits; Approximately 10%

Responsible for coordinating and performance of periodic audits of designers within the project teams to ensure compliance with released standards.

Mentorship; Approximately 10%

Acts as mentor to less experienced designers, including coaching as required. Offer career and training advice to designers on an as requested basis.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of stress/fatigue/performance analysis of aerospace products

Proficiency in MS Project as well as MS Office software

Comprehensive knowledge of Aerospace Landing Gear Design, Qualification, analysis techniques and manufacturing methods

Project Management Skills; Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience

B.S. In Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design, integration and certification of complex mechanical/hydraulic aerospace systems (i.e.: landing gear designs).

Minimum of 5 years leading complex mechanical/hydraulic systems design programs.

Demonstrated competence in configuration of mechanisms with complex motion.

Knowledge of Composites/Additive Manufacturing/Prognostic Health Monitoring systems an asset.

Working Conditions:

Physical Effort:

Minimal Work activities involve alternating positions of light physical activities (sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting light weight animate/inanimate objects, intermittent periods of keyboarding etc.), which cause little physical effort. Majority of time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about at will. Activities require a variety of easy muscle movements.

Physical Environment:

Minimal physical Works in an environment with occasional exposure to mild unpleasant or disagreeable conditions, e.g., negligible conditions of dust, dirt, noxious odors, noise etc. and/or a remote possibility of risk of accident or health hazards.

Sensory Attention:

Considerable Work activities involve a frequent need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs for lengthy durations at a time requiring diligence and attention to interpret effectively, e.g., graphic design, analyzing/auditing data/information, software/hardware programming, technical troubleshooting, repairing tools/equipment/instruments that are detailed requiring an exacting need for precision; writing complex reports, intense listening, e.g., when facilitating meetings, conducting interview, crisis intervention. If sensory activities are interrupted, considerable time in backtracking is required to resume activities. The need for detailed or precise work is high.

Mental Stress:

Considerate Work activities are performed in an environment with frequent exposure to mental pressure conditions where the mental stress would be noticeable, e.g., deadlines that have aspects of conflicting and/or competing pressures, dealings with public or client contacts who are angry, demanding, uncooperative, or emotionally disturbed, concern about dangerous situations occurring is common and or regular disruption of personal life because of work, work schedules or need to travel.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

Privacy Policy and Terms:
Note to candidates regarding interview scams: We'd like to make it clear that UTC Aerospace Systems never asks candidates for money. If you've been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond, send money or personal information. Please report any suspicious activity to Talent Acquisition.
Mechanical Design & Innovation Engineer
Business Unit Collins Aerospace
Req IDDate posted 07/02/City Fort Worth
State/Province Texas
Country/Region United States

Date Posted:

:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

HTX17: Landing Gear - Fort Worth 2901 Northern Cross Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76137 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).
Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.
Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview
This position is for a senior Design Engineering professional with deep knowledge and highly developed technical expertise. Designs major components, provides technical guidance to junior engineers, and makes recommendations to managements. Presents designs for engineering, technical and business reviews, and coordinates with other functions and organizations. Supports the division wide design engineering organization via design audits, design philosophies, design engineering manual development, training, mentoring and providing concurrent guidance and input throughout all phases of product design. In addition, provides support in developing the technology roadmap and attaining technology development goals. It is the developmental expectation of anyone taking on this position to eventually transition into a Principal Design and Innovation Engineer per an agreed upon development plan.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Coordinates with other organizations affected by design development to exchange information, ideas and techniques for design of product or processes.
• Designs major components or portions of a functional system, technically-advanced prototypes, and promotional or specific products that develop and improve products and facilitate engineering operations.
• Creates and presents designs in Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Reviews (CDR) to ensure effectiveness, viability and quality of designs.
• Trains, instructs, and provides technical guidance to junior engineers to help them diagnose and solve problems and build technical and professional capabilities.
• Resolves design problems and makes recommendations to management to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of design activities.
• Designs major components or major portions of functional systems, technically advanced prototypes, and promotional or specific products using computer design and engineering systems.
• Develops or improves products and facilitates manufacturing operations.
• Develops data and makes layouts, sketches, and notes for design proposals.
• Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replace ability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost.
• Designs, develops and tests metallic or non-metallic structures or materials and their related fabrication processes for use in engineering designs.

Design Manuals development & training; Approximately 20%

Supports ownership, development, and maintenance of the Landing Gear Engineering Design Manuals and is responsible for methodical and period review for applicability and required updates ensuring linkage to corrective actions, lessons learned, innovation and technology progression. Also ensures knowledge of and understanding of the manual content by coordinating/ conducting training as necessary.

Internal Design Reviews; Approximately 20%

Attends assigned internal design reviews and ensures that the project requirements are being met by the proposed designs. Understand all material, surface roughness & coating combinations to ensure they have a minimal risk associated with corrosion, and wear (coating and mating part). Understands kinematics and makes sure the most efficient mechanisms are used relative to moment arms.

Investigation, development and management of new technologies; Approximately 20%

Supports the Chief Innovation Engineer relative to the investigation of, development, and management of new technologies. Acts as project lead for selected technology development efforts. Acts as a resource to offer or evaluate new ideas aimed at solving particular challenges or needs as brought forth by the business.

Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA); Approximately 20%

Required to be an integral team member in all RCCA activity along with other members of the Chief Engineering Office. Aid in problem resolution and actively review/participate in Engineering investigations to ensure robust Root Cause and Corrective Action closure. Aid in the planning and delivery of Engineering Corrective Action Board meetings (scheduling, data reduction, reporting, etc…)

Audits; Approximately 10%

Responsible for coordinating and performance of periodic audits of designers within the project teams to ensure compliance with released standards.

Mentorship; Approximately 10%

Acts as mentor to less experienced designers, including coaching as required. Offer career and training advice to designers on an as requested basis.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of stress/fatigue/performance analysis of aerospace products

Proficiency in MS Project as well as MS Office software

Comprehensive knowledge of Aerospace Landing Gear Design, Qualification, analysis techniques and manufacturing methods

Project Management Skills; Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience

B.S. In Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design, integration and certification of complex mechanical/hydraulic aerospace systems (i.e.: landing gear designs).

Minimum of 5 years leading complex mechanical/hydraulic systems design programs.

Demonstrated competence in configuration of mechanisms with complex motion.

Knowledge of Composites/Additive Manufacturing/Prognostic Health Monitoring systems an asset.

Working Conditions:

Physical Effort:

Minimal Work activities involve alternating positions of light physical activities (sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting light weight animate/inanimate objects, intermittent periods of keyboarding etc.), which cause little physical effort. Majority of time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about at will. Activities require a variety of easy muscle movements.

Physical Environment:

Minimal physical Works in an environment with occasional exposure to mild unpleasant or disagreeable conditions, e.g., negligible conditions of dust, dirt, noxious odors, noise etc. and/or a remote possibility of risk of accident or health hazards.

Sensory Attention:

Considerable Work activities involve a frequent need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs for lengthy durations at a time requiring diligence and attention to interpret effectively, e.g., graphic design, analyzing/auditing data/information, software/hardware programming, technical troubleshooting, repairing tools/equipment/instruments that are detailed requiring an exacting need for precision; writing complex reports, intense listening, e.g., when facilitating meetings, conducting interview, crisis intervention. If sensory activities are interrupted, considerable time in backtracking is required to resume activities. The need for detailed or precise work is high.

Mental Stress:

Considerate Work activities are performed in an environment with frequent exposure to mental pressure conditions where the mental stress would be noticeable, e.g., deadlines that have aspects of conflicting and/or competing pressures, dealings with public or client contacts who are angry, demanding, uncooperative, or emotionally disturbed, concern about dangerous situations occurring is common and or regular disruption of personal life because of work, work schedules or need to travel.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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.

Privacy Policy and Terms:
Note to candidates regarding interview scams: We'd like to make it clear that UTC Aerospace Systems never asks candidates for money. If you've been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond, send money or personal information. Please report any suspicious activity to Talent Acquisition.

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