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3 months ago
Leonardo Helicopters
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Yeovil
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Leonardo MW Ltd
Sector: Interior
Category: Engineers Jobs

Leonardo Helicopters part of the multi-national Leonardo Group is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of helicopters. We have a great heritage and pride ourselves both on our reputation for excellence and for providing opportunities for our people.

Employment benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave, salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme, the opportunity to join an award winning pension scheme, free car parking, employee discount scheme, an on-site Occupational Health Service, flexible working, flexi -leave scheme and a generous relocation package.

Here is your chance to become part of the success story:

We are looking for a talented Weight Management Engineer to join our UK team based at our Yeovil site in the South West of England.

As a Weight Management Engineer, your main purpose is to ...

Within Leonardo's Helicopter Division, the Weight Management Office manages the mass properties of all aircraft from the preliminary development phase up to final certification.

The main activities are:

  • Target weight definition.
  • Weight - centre of gravity envelopes diagram definition.
  • Analyze drawings in terms of weight, centre of gravity and inertia data and input into database using functional breakdown.
  • Calculate mass & moment effect of A/C modifications.
  • Define mass distribution to support load analysis
  • Support Flight Test to determine prototype weight and centre of gravity.
  • Analyze the impact of weight, CG and inertia for all kits applicable.
  • Attend the Weight Management meetings in Yeovil and design reviews for minor tasks, reporting relevant information and target weights for the tasks as directed.
  • Produce standard engineering documents, reports and covering work undertaken within agreed formats
  • Assist in the weighing of A/C (multi-platform) & equipment.
  • Perform the required project, process and departmental administration.
  • Weight monitoring and reporting to the Chief Project Engineer.
  • Support to Marketing.
  • Analysis at system and sub-system level, for parts installed on new aircraft and improvements on current production
  • Benchmarking and comparison of similar technologies and design alternatives
  • Identification of key characteristics and parameters contributing to mass distribution for each system
  • Development of analytical models supporting the mass/inertia of new design solutions

Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge Required

  • Computer literate or already trained to operate relevant engineering systems; e.g. CATIA / VPM V4 / V5 (DMU) / SAP, Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Proactivity, problem solving capability, good communication skills and good team working capabilities;
  • Willingness to work in an international, multicultural environment
  • Working knowledge of Engineering drawings and parts list systems (legacy and modern).
  • To be available for occasional travel
  • To report results to the Chief Project Engineer, Head of department and customers about the activity in hand.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills with the ability to communicate effectively.

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