Calspan Corporation Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer - Experimental Flight Operations in Niagara Falls, New York
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 a motivated Associate Principal Mechanical Engineer to perform research, design and test of mechanical equipment and systems at our Niagara Falls, New York Flight Research location.
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
Experience in the design and analysis of structural components, preferably aircraft structures or aircraft mechanical system desired or;
A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Due to security requirements, US Citizenship is required
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)
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.
Job ID: 2021-1545
External Company Name: Calspan Corporation
External Company URL: https://www.calspan.com/
Street: 2041 Niagara Falls Blvd