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Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer - Experimental Flight Operations

Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


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 an Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer to perform research, design and test of mechanical equipment and systems at our Niagara Falls Flight Research location.


Due to security requirements, US Citizenship is required

  • 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
  • 7+ 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
  • Understanding of basic Aircraft Structures preferred
  • Familiar with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
  • NX Proficiency

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.

Keywords: CALSPAN CORPORATION, Niagara Falls , Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer - Experimental Flight Operations, Other , Niagara Falls, New York

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