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Mechanical Engineer 4 2019-055 

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.
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Job Summary

The overriding business objective for this position will be to help successfully develop new power electronic products that support AES being a world-recognized leader in aircraft electrical power systems for small to mid-sized business jets, UAV’s and rotorcraft. The key performance objectives for this position are described below.

Demonstrate technical expertise in power electronics. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding technical abilities in fields related to design, test, and manufacture of power electronics for aircraft applications. Critical knowledge is required in packaging design of high reliability power conversion products. Specific skills include conceptual and detail design, thermal analysis and vibration analysis. These skills will allow the candidate to develop product designs that meet weight, cost, performance and manufacturability requirements. This involves understanding impact of design decisions on all requirements and applying a continuous focus on meeting requirements from concept design through product qualification. The successful candidate will deliver AES optimized designs that result in superior products for a competitive marketplace.

Goal and Schedule Oriented. The ultimate objective for this position is to develop new products requiring an attention to detail and focus to satisfy tasks in the timeline that supports internal and external customers. This requires aptitude to complete both individual and team tasks in a timely manner but also commitment to support project goals. This trait will support product time to market and build a strong confidence with customers, both internal and external. Evidence of this factor will be an understanding of the importance of meeting time deadlines, ability to learn and adapt to new tasks quickly, taking initiative to fill gaps on team projects, and assists other team members to support program goals.

Development Engineering Skills. The primary tasks of the successful candidate will be to work on development of new products in the Astronics Aircraft Power and Control product line. Development tasks consist of developing products from concept to certification. Skills required include detail design and documentation, environmental test support, failure analysis, and production support. These efforts require creativity, expertise in engineering design software tools, hands on testing, problem solving and decision making. The successful candidate will have expertise in all these categories. This requires an ability to learn quickly and a commitment to multiple engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will be able to take design responsibility for mechanical design on a development program within one month of hire.

Develop a cooperative working relationship with internal engineering resources. The successful candidate will contribute to a collaborative relationship with engineering staff at Astronics. This involves working with mechanical engineers and other disciplines including systems, electrical and test engineering. The successful candidate will promote cooperation among team members, provide technical concepts and feedback, assist in development of less experienced team members, and ask questions of experienced staff to develop their own skills.

In summary, the successful candidate will have a significant impact to the growth of Astronics. This is an exciting leadership position within a dynamic company that is excited about the long-term growth of aircraft electrical power systems and the long-term career development that can coincide with that growth.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is 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.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Position Requirements


Mechanical engineering degree required plus 7+ years related experience; prefer team leadership experience. Aerospace experience required.

  • Experience with design for high temperature aircraft environments is preferred
  • Experience with design for aerospace vibration environments is preferred
  • Expertise with solid modeling software tools is required, SolidWorks is preferred
  • Experience with thermal analysis software, Solidworks Flow Simulation is preferred
  • Experience with structural analysis software, ANSYS is preferred
  • Ability to present technical presentations to internal and external groups
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
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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