Project Engineer - Pathways Rotational Development Program

LMI Aerospace Saint Charles , MO 63302

Posted 2 months ago

Who We Are

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ engineering, manufacturing and testing experts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.

Position Title

Project Engineer

Pathways Summary

Pathways is a flagship rotational development program at LMI Aerospace, designed to provide cross-functional experiences and leadership development while working collaboratively to enhance business acumen in an exciting industry. This unique program is designed to rotate employees through cross-functional teams in the organization to build a breadth of experiences and leadership capabilities. For more information about our rotational, leadership development program, please visit:

This role will begin in January/February of 2021 with multiple rotations over the next 36 months.

Travel Required

Yes, 15% of time traveling. Must be flexible and willing to relocate to any LMI facility; with the potential to relocate for each rotation.


This position provides support to the LMI Aerospace Operation Team during the startup phase of critical work packages. The Project Engineer will evaluate project needs, prepare and coordinate development plans, and track and evaluate project performance. The Project Engineer will utilize strong communication skills to accurately convey program requirements and coordinate the resolution of issues to key internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist operations in the development of project start-up plans, creation of conceptual planning, and coordination of customer approvals necessary to launch new programs

  • Function as a key interface between Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management and Plant Operations to ensure complete understanding of requirements, goals, and constraints

  • Prepare project schedules detailing critical milestones, first article flow and transition to production

  • Coordinate and resolve engineering issues related to production and operations

  • Document issues and communicate to internal and/or external customers

  • Develop and implement plans for resolution

  • Follow up to ensure that issues have been successfully resolved

  • Assists with the preparation of presentation materials for project reviews with key stakeholders

  • Gather, organize and analyze data related to status and performance on the project

  • Evaluate potential problems and provide risk assessment

  • Document corrective actions and ensure understanding of all team members

  • Facilitate the use of the Teamcenter system on a given program to organize and manage technical data in support of project needs

  • Support/lead meetings to coordinate project requirements and resolve critical issues

  • Participate in various continuous improvement projects to support lean manufacturing practices

  • Act as a change agent with demonstrated ability to gain consensus while remaining focused on key outcomes. Facilitates change by clearly communicating plans, engaging key stakeholders and measuring post-implementation behaviors.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline

  • GPA minimum 3.25

  • Past Co-Op or Internship Experience

  • Exemplifies leadership desire and potential, strong critical thinking skills, and learning agility. Must be able to establish networks and collaborate across disciplines while influencing across all level of the organization. Candidate needs to be able to operate under a high degree of ambiguity while demonstrating agility of changing circumstances.

  • In order to comply with U.S. government regulations applicable to this position, all applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20), or a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an "at will" basis and may be terminated at any time.

LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company's online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI's Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

LMI is an E-Verify Employer.

LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

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Project Engineer - Pathways Rotational Development Program

LMI Aerospace