Senior Mechanical Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Packaging

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/24/17
Davenport, IA
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Packaging
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/24/17

Cobham is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for its Aerial Refueling Products.  This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and performs root cause failure analysis; recommends, implements and validates corrective actions.
  • Leads Research & Development (R&D) projects supporting the next generation of aerial refueling equipment and platforms.
  • Participates in a project integrated product team through the design, development, system integration, verification, aircraft integration and flight testing of air refueling systems
  • Works closely and collaboratively within a cross-functional environment inclusive of project management, production engineering, quality, contracts, procurement and other support functions
  • Generates and manages project plans; inclusive of detailed resource and competency planning, for delivery of a high quality and compliant design
  • Oversees the successful execution of the project plans, maintains scope control, and ensures project requirements are met within schedule and budget
  • Develops scopes of work, generates specifications, coordinates bid requests, performs supplier assessments and oversees technical execution of suppliers
  • Manages project, programmatic and technical risks through active identification and execution of risk mitigation strategies
  • Manages designs and project scope through strong requirements development and requirements change management techniques
  • Ensures projects execute per standard engineering and company practices, policies and procedures
  • Manages relationships with, and regularly interfaces with, customers and end users to develop/refine project and product requirements
  • Utilizes strong interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and create motivation to achieve project success
  • Must be able to travel up to 25%

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Systems, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • 5 years experience in aircraft mechanical systems design
  • 1 year of experience in DoD aircraft systems development per Military Standards and/or FAA FAR requirements
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US.  In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an engineering field
  • Experience in systems design for rotor wing aircraft
  • Experience with mechanical design with stress, structures and kinematic considerations
  • Aircraft fuel systems experience
  • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool
  • Experience utilizing Earned Value Management
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