Mechanical Engineer - Aircraft Operations

Calspan Corporation Niagara Falls , NY 14301

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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. The Mechanical Engineer performs research, design and test of mechanical equipment and systems and provides guidance and planning in designing mechanical equipment and systems.


  • 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
  • 3+ 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

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.

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