Mechanical Engineer – Experimental Aircraft Operations Jobs in Niagara Falls, NY at Calspan

Title: Mechanical Engineer – Experimental Aircraft Operations

Company: Calspan

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

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 III, and a Premier. We are looking for a motivated Mechanical Engineer to perform research, design, and test mechanical equipment and systems. This is a great opportunity to be part of a well established and growing organization that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan we encourage you to apply.

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.

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

Familiar in GD&T stack-up

Familiar in using 3D-CAD design tools, including FEA

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Benefits Package

Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.

Calspan is an equal opportunity 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.

Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.

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