Senior Design Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Employment: Per Project Experience: Senior
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Experienced professionals sometimes take a career break for a variety of personal and professional reasons. Returning to work after an absence of two or more years can seem daunting. To help with this transition, UTC’s Re-Empower Program is designed specifically to help you bring your knowledge, experience and creativity back to the workforce.

The UTC Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 16-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return to work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance, Re-Empower participants may have an opportunity to convert to a full-time role.

The first cohort of the UTC Re-Empower Program will run from January 22, 2018 – May 11, 2018.

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The UTC Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey.
Over the course of the 16-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return to work experience.
Upon completion of the program, based on performance, Re-Empower participants may have an opportunity to convert to a full-time role.
Cohort II of the UTC Re-Empower Program will run from March 12 – June 29, 2018.

Minimum Program Qualifications to be consider for the Program plus the additional qualifications listed below in the job posting:
  • To qualify for the UTC Re-Empower Program, candidates should:
  • Currently be on a voluntary break of at least two years or more
  • Have a minimum of five years of professional work experience
  • Have an interest in returning to work in a full-time position
  • Have an ability to attend the Re-Empower Program Orientation at UTC Headquarters in Farmington, CT on March 12 - 14, 2018

Our Specialty Seating Systems is recognized as a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of a broad spectrum of aerospace specialty seating products. Our state-of-the-art, 16g dynamically certified cockpit and cabin crew seats, passenger seats, and 30g crashworthy helicopter seats are showcased on commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft for most major OEMs. Our portfolio includes proprietary products designed specifically for Boeing, Airbus, Cessna, V.I.P. Business Jets, and Bombardier, as well as key military OEMs to include Lockheed Martin and Boeing Military. We recruit the best talent and use the best processes to solve some of the industry's greatest challenges - safely, ethically and responsibly. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team. How our people perform is as important as how our products operate.

Position Purpose/Objective:

The Design Engineer is charged with creating robust designs of structural components, electro-mechanical mechanisms, upholstery, cushions, decorative panels, and assemblies of these components. These designs are created using 3D CAD modeling software; and verified through finite element analyses and testing. The individual contributor will provide engineering deliverables through all phases of development from concept generation through certification testing and initial production implementation. This includes identifying root cause to issues, analyzing alternatives and executing the optimal design solutions. In addition, the individual will support efforts for design release, compliance to requirements, and internal cross-functional activities. In certain cases providing technical direction to engineering resources at our Global Engineering Center - India can be expected.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for being the technical leader for small & medium (<$500K/yr) design projects or potentially be the lead engineer for a subsystem design effort for large ejection seat program project.
  • Successfully executes on design/development tasks required to develop and qualify aircraft ejection seats.
  • Utilizes Unigraphics NX CAD software to produce 3D design models and to facilitate the drafting department in producing drawings
  • Reviews all work submitted from the UTAS Global Engineering Center-India (GEC-I) and coordinates with appropriate Engineering Resources.
  • Design ejection seat products or subcomponents utilizing NX 8.5 CAD system and Team Center Product Lifecycle Management Software.
  • Works as the liaison between COS Design Engineering and GEC-I Engineering on technical design tasks.
  • Works as part of a cohesive engineering team and with the Integrated Product Development Team (IPDT) to develop various aircraft seating products.
  • Works as part of a cohesive test team testing ejection seats with state of the art anthropometric manikins (similar to automotive industry manikins) at ejection velocities from zero airspeed to beyond the speed of sound (800+ MPH groundspeed)
  • Reviews requirements and evaluates new product design and functionality in support of meeting customer requirements and successful certification efforts.
  • Facilitates necessary customer requirement testing to ensure product safety.
  • Interacts with Marketing to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Assists Engineering Management to coordinate the timely delivery of product design and customer proposal requests.
  • Conceptualizes and prepares preliminary and final detail design and documentation of systems, components, and assemblies.
  • May occasionally design test fixtures, tooling, and aircraft fuselage mounts and undercarriages to mount to our track for our HMTF testing.
  • Support bid and proposal activities for small, medium, and large projects.
  • Adheres to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualification: Experience Required:
  • Experience with Unigraphics/NX CAD experience
  • At least 5 years working in an engineering position working in an IPDT environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and skills facilitating working in a teamwork environment
  • Strong analytical skills including strong knowledge of physics, dynamics, and statics.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • Experience presenting design solutions to internal and external customers
  • US Citizen or Green Card required.

Preferred:
  • Experience with FEA or Strength hand calculations. LS-Dyna/Hypermesh experience is a benefit.
  • Team Center and Team Center Multi Site PLM experience
  • Experience in aerospace requirements/design activities
  • Experience with aircraft cockpit, crew station, escape system, ejection seat, or crew systems design
  • Experience working on military programs
  • Experience with machining, sheet metal, and fabric design
  • Experience with energetic cartridge actuated devices or propellant actuated devices
  • Experience of aerospace specifications
  • Experience with aerospace materials and associated manufacturing processes
  • Experience with electro-explosive devices
  • Experience working at or with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, the US Air Force, or US Navy
  • Experience with lean principles, continuous improvement, or UTC Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)
  • Experience with international engineering support groups

Skills Required:
  • The ability to visualize, design, and develop cutting edge mechanical structure, mechanisms, cartridge actuated devices, parachutes, head/neck protection devices, arm restraint devices, leg restraint devices, torso restraint devices, survival equipment, etc. to enable safe ejection that meets the very stringent department of defense expectations for ejection seat performance.
  • Individual must be very detail oriented and thorough in the design activity due to the criticality of the ejection performance. A life is at stake with every part designed by this engineering position.
  • Innovative, detail oriented, and dedicated to satisfactory completion of all elements of the design tasks.
  • Strong customer skills and customer focus (both internal and external customers)
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of an integrated product team.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize both daily issues and long-term projects.
  • 100% dedicated to following all safety procedures and precautions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including skill in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

Education:

Education Required:

  • BA/BS Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering degree with 5+ years’ experience


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.

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