||Mechanical Design Engineer ll
|Exempt / Non-Exempt:
||SUMMARY: Perform Mechanical engineering design, analysis, and substantiation documentation suitable for FAA, customer and management approval. Design efforts include research and development activities for the creation, modification, and repair of complex aircraft structure and components. Duties include management of task assignments as directed by the Project Lead, Supervisor, and Management. Develop and substantiate engineering documents, and provide assistance and training for less-experienced engineering staff. Interact and work with different members of internal and external organizations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Research aircraft structure, components and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) as necessary to perform assignments.
• Design and develop engineering solutions in support of innovative concepts, and the replication and modification of existing mechanical designs.
• Develop, analyze, and substantiate low to high complex repair solutions for mitigating all kinds of mechanical issues.
• Provide design and repair engineering assistance in support of composite and electrical projects when assigned.
• Create technical documents for certification, maintenance and operation of mechanical, electrical and other product design and repair projects.
• Produce structural, technical and sometimes market analysis for which FAA approval can be obtained to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory, customer, OEM, production management requirements.
• Create various types of engineering drawings using common CAD software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
• Operate metrology equipment such as Calipers, Micrometers, 3D Laser Scanners, and Coordinate Measuring Machines.
• Perform mechanical and electrical assembly when assigned.
• Ensure all applicable customer, OEM, FAA, and maintenance requirements are met.
• Approve engineering documents within authorized signatory level.
• Train and assist other engineers in performance of their assigned tasks.
• Participate in the development of work statements and hour estimates in support of project proposals.
• Represent ATS on engineering technical matters with OEM’s, customers, operators and regulatory authorities.
• Interact in a professional manner with members of internal and external organizations.
• Independently evaluate, select, and adapt to situations. Modify techniques, procedures and criteria to solve problems encountered.
• Monitor and approve engineering use of Customer, OEM, and other technical data to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulations and requirements.
• Ensure projects are accomplished within a reasonable time frame as defined by a Project Lead or Engineering Management.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Position may require overnight travel, being on-call, and responding to technical AOG situations during off hours.
• Assist Engineering Management with additional tasks when business needs arise.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition to the duties listed above, this position may require additional engineering duties and requirements as follows:
• Review existing technical data, technical drawings, and previous history for entire airframe structure; avionics, indication, lighting, and electrical systems; mechanical / hydraulic systems and components; engine pylon/struts; and landing gear.
• Provide written technical accomplishment instructions for aircraft repairs or modifications to maintenance, customer, and regulatory authorities as necessary.
• Communicate technical details of repair or modification designs through technical writing and computer drafting functions.
• Coordinate and assist in implementing new policies and procedures within the Engineering department to help improve efficiency.
• Lead activities of engineering staff at the discretion of Engineering Management to achieve accurate and timely completion of modifications and repairs during maintenance and component overhaul visits.
• Plans, reviews, organizes, and prioritizes engineering tasks to ensure Engineering completes tasks and maintains responsiveness in order to maintain aircraft, component, and engineering program schedules.
• Provides primary point of contact between customer representatives and/or internal customers and ATS Engineering to ensure consistent action in accordance with customer requirements.
• Carries out the policies and procedures of ATS, and ATS Engineering and notifies Engineering Management when these procedures are not followed.
Initiate technical instructions that are substantiated by data acceptable to, or approved by the FAA. For technical instruction pertaining to work accomplished on aircraft, or components operated under FAR Part 121, authority is as specified by the air carrier’s procedures.
Duties shall include observing all company, health, safety and environmental rules, ensuring that you are provided with full information on your area specific safety issues, all unique hazards are identified, and you are provided with the proper equipment to carry out your job in a safe manner. Also, the entire work area must be maintained to a high standard of housekeeping and low incidence of physical hazards and all accidents must be promptly reported to your supervisor or manager.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables in an environment where limited standardization exists.
• Must be adaptable and flexible at all times and apply knowledge and skills to develop creative solutions to a wide variety of unique design, modification, and repair problems encountered.
• Strong PC skills will include e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, communications, operating systems, and advanced computer drafting skills.
• Ability to accomplish basic stress analysis and substantiation for complex repairs or modifications using standard accepted industry practices and other structural design methodologies.
• Ability to understand regulatory requirements for airworthiness, for the FAA and various foreign authorities (JAA, JAR, CAA, DGAC, CAAC, etc.) and include in engineering documents, drawings and designs.
• Ability to understand and promote the policies / procedures of ATS, and ATS Engineering.
• Ability to understand and apply the policies / procedures of all customer(s).
• Ability to understand and apply information from Structural Repair Manuals (SRMs), Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (MMs), Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPCs), Service Bulletins (SBs) and other aircraft reference materials.
• Ability to interpret and use aircraft manufacturing, assembly, and installation drawings.
• Assertive communication skills are required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The engineer should have a BS degree in an engineering discipline (mechanical or aeronautical preferred), or equivalent with a minimum of six (4) years in a related engineering field, or possess a combination of education, experience, and aptitude (as determined by Engineering Management).
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND DEXTERITY:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit; use their hands and arms; and talk or hear; and focus on objects close up. The employee will also be required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Normal business office conditions generally prevail. The noise level is usually low to moderate. Employee may be working in a cubicle, enclosed office, or open area. Floor may be carpeted or bare.
This job description is not a contract for employment and either party may terminate employment at any time. The job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. ATS reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.