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Aerospace Product Support Project Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Aero Product Support Eng - 250345
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: We are seeking an experienced project engineer to provide technical leadership and direct technical contribution for multiple projects related to aircraft, ground support equipment, and vehicle sustaining engineering. Under the guidance of a senior engineer, this role will support and lead research, evaluation, reverse engineering, design, and test/validation of hardware for aircraft, support equipment, and vehicles. The ideal candidate will:
• Interface with USAF hardware owners and teams to identify and document equipment end items and components in support of lifecycle management (LCM) activities and service life extension programs (SLEP)
• Develop work breakdown structures for complex problems based on customer pain points with little supporting documentation
• Design and optimize mechanical components for either traditional or additive manufacturing (i.e. housings, brackets, structural supports, vehicle parts and aerospace hardware) and mechanical systems, in accordance with current and applicable GD&T standards
• Create and execute component and system level validation and qualification test plans, as well as analysis of test data and results
• Work with USAF hardware engineers to ensure documentation and product conformance with engineering design intent and performance requirements
• Lead small project-focused engineering teams
The successful candidate will be self-driven, an excellent communicator, have a strong background leading technical projects to successful completion, and have systems engineering experience. The position will support multiple clients, primarily government
Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess all of the following qualifications:
• BS in Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, or related technical field)
• Understanding of aircraft and/or complex systems design and operation
• A minimum of 5 years' experience in related engineering position
• Ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer generated reports
• Proficient in 3D CAD modeling software
• Working knowledge of finite element analysis (FEA) software and data analysis
• Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate attention to detail
• Strong problem solving skills
• Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
• Demonstrated customer focus and record of customer satisfaction
• Effective written communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite – namely Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Project or program management experience
• Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following qualifications:
• Self-motivated & organized with ability to work with minimal supervision
• Effective interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated at all levels of an organization
• Demonstrated problem solving and time management skills
• 3+ years engineering/technical project management experience
• 3+ years systems engineering experience
• 3+ years engineering/technical experience in aircraft, vehicles, or support equipment
• 3+ years of experience in analysis of components in relation to mechanical systems, including FEA for structural, fatigue, thermal, vibration, and acoustics
• Proficient in Ansys or Abaqus for FEA
• 3+ years engineering/technical product design experience
• 2+ years creating and executing component and system level validation and qualification test plans
• 2+ years training/mentoring/managing entry level engineers or technical student hires
• 2+ years supporting Air Force organizations in sustaining or acquisition engineering
• Familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
• Professional Engineer (PE) Certification
• Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
• Master's degree (aerospace, mechanical, materials, or related engineering field)
• Active US Security Clearance

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please summarize your fulfillment of minimum qualifications in your cover letter.

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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