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Mechanical Design Engineer II 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has 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  


Provides mechanical/structural component and installation solutions required to support the installation design and certification of systems and equipment onboard commercial aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Develop components and system installations to satisfy competing 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 within a project team to understand component 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 aircraft mechanical and installation teams to troubleshoot installation and operation problems as well as support certification and operability testing.
  • Perform hand calculations to substantiate the structural integrity of installation designs.
  • Develop and document LRU cooling analysis models and/or perform hand calculations to substantiate the cooling requirements of installed and/or replaced LRU’s.
  • Actively assists project management and engineering teams in solving internal and external analysis, manufacturing, and design challenges.
Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or in a related technical and/or equivalent field
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with a 3D CAD package, preferably Solidworks or Catia V5
  • Familiarity and/or experience developing piece-part, assembly, and/or installation models, analyses, and drawings
  • Strong analytic problem solving capabilities


  • Experience in the aviation/aerospace industry
  • 2+ years of experience working in a mechanical design capacity

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements As needed nationally and internationally, 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.  

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