Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Date Posted: 05-12-2017
Flight operations at Calspan consist of a large portfolio of engineering, flight, and research activities. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream IIIs, and a Premier. These aircraft are used for variable stability programs, flight equipment testing, and a variety of other projects for private and government organizations. We are proud of our 70+ year history of flight controls, flying qualities, and engineering research, and our continued commitment to our customers.
We are looking for a motivated Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team and continue our rich tradition of modifying and flying test aircraft.

Description for Mechanical Engineer:
  • Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional concept layouts of unique, one-off aircraft modifications. These include cabin modifications to integrate test equipment, as well as structural and outer mold-line modifications to accommodate installation of customer externally mounted test articles.
  • Independently lead the mechanical development of component and assembly designs, provide design substantiation, and documentation package for FAA airworthiness approval.
  • Support flight test planning and flight test activities with key design limitations and restrictions
  • Document new designs by way of 3D-models, 2D-drawings and engineering reports.
  • Interact and coordinate with team members of varying disciplines in a professional and efficient manner. Mentor mechanical engineering staff to advance their skill-sets and practices.
Preferred Education / Experience for Senior Mechanical Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of proven experience in the design and analysis of structural components, preferably aircraft structures or aircraft mechanical system or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Senior Mechanical Engineer: 
  • Proficiency in GD&T stack-up
  • Proficient in using 3D-CAD design tools, including FEA
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

 
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