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Aerospace Engineer I 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. We work side-by-side with customers, integrating our array of power, connectivity, lighting, structure, interior, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, we've delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.
Astronics Subsidiary Astronics CSC  
Location Itasca, IL  


Develops mechanical/structural and electrical/system component and installation design solutions required to support the certification of systems and equipment onboard commercial aircraft. Work is generally performed with general supervision and/or guidance of a more senior engineer or manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Design components and system installations to satisfy competing design requirements while also considering factors such as cost, schedule, manufacturability, etc.

Produce piece-part, assembly and installation drawings requisite to effectively communicate manufacturing data and installation design.

Develop parts lists/Bills of Materials for piece-part, assembly and installation drawings.

Work with internal and external engineering teams to understand system architecture and functionality, as well as the integration and interaction of the system/equipment with the aircraft.

Conduct aircraft surveys to facilitate component and installation design as well as identify potential installation challenges associated with the existing aircraft structure and retrofit installations.

Work with electrical systems engineers to design and develop the system installation to address wiring, cable and harness functionality, and the associated requirements and interfaces.

Perform the necessary aircraft manual research to source power, identify and source the appropriate discrete and ARINC 429 signals from existing avionics LRU’s onboard the aircraft.

Work with aircraft maintenance and engineering teams to troubleshoot system installation and operation problems as well as support certification and operability testing.

Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, or in a related technical or equivalent field
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with a 3D CAD package, preferably Solidworks
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with a 2D CAD package, preferably AutoCAD
  • Familiarity and/or experience developing piece-part, assembly and/or installation models and drawings


  • Experience in the aviation/aerospace or similar industry in a design capacity
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements As needed, approximately 10-20%  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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