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Aircraft Engineer – Mechanical (New Grad)

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Thales

2mo ago

💼 Graduate Job

Irvine

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree in engineering, proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD, understanding of aircraft OEM documentation, ability to read Wiring Diagrams, and strong problem-solving skills. Must be able to work independently, communicate effectively, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • You will design, model, and document aircraft parts, support integration of InFlyt Experience products, and communicate with internal and external parties to ensure project success.

Graduate Job

EngineeringIrvine

Description

  • Thales is looking for a Aircraft Engineer – Mechanical (New Grad) who will performs aircraft installation engineering and participates in the design, development, and integration of aircraft In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Systems and components through engineering analysis, research and design.
  • In this position, you will support Type Certificate (TC) or Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) program developments and installations, as well as provides sustaining engineering to airline Customers.  The Engineer will provide oversight of outside engineering companies assisting in the development of system design and aircraft integration of Thales In-Flight Entertainment systems.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or Aeronautics Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience using 2D and 3D CAD required. Minimum 0-2 years of experience working with aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) documentation, and an understanding of aircraft structures and/or electrical systems.
  • Ability to read and follow a Wiring Diagram. Valid Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States. Work shifts and/or weekend schedule as required by workload, programs, and contacts. Proven ability to comprehend functional operation, analyze problems using logical deduction and empirical evaluations and identify root cause and corrective actions.
  • Have the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team to drive solutions. Experience in initiating and completing product changes using a product life cycle management system. Ability to prepare detailed reports and presentations to communicate technical information to stakeholders. Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize across a variety of contemporaneous tasks.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to ramp-up quickly, take ownership of tasks, and operate effectively and autonomously across multiple entities, with only high-level technical direction. Be proficient using a computer, Microsoft Office Suite and other office equipment. Have excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner
  • Have the ability to work in a remote team environment. Strong work ethic and drive to succeed with a strong sense of accountability and integrity. Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere

Education requirements

Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Design Engineering:
  • Generate engineering modeling, fabrication drawing, assembly drawing, and other required documentation for parts and assemblies using appropriate CAD tools. Supports more senior Engineers in providing structural or electrical analyses for current and future modifications dependent on discipline. Supports development of STC amendment design data related to reconfigurations, system upgrades, layout passenger arrangement changes and equipment design evolution for existing operators of the Thales InFlyt Experience IFE System or in support of new operators. Complies with company, airworthiness, and quality requirements, policies, and procedures. Supports and participates in internal and external design reviews (ITCM, PDR, CDR, FAI, etc.).
  • Installation/Integration Engineering Design:
  • Develop engineering design and processes for installing Thales InFlyt Experience products onto a variety of airframes. Supports the overall design of the system and its installation on the aircraft. Supports the creation of installation drawings and other required documentation in support of Thales InFlyt Experience product integration using appropriate CAD tools. Supports external integration engineering efforts. Create and revise work instructions to install Thales InFlyt Experience systems. Works in concert with the Certification Engineering team to provide the Engineering design data to support a TC, STC, or STC amendment project.
  • Provides engineering support for Head of Version linefit or prototype retrofit aircraft installations, initial launch production installations to validate design package stability. Evaluates existing approved design data to incorporate into new projects to reduce schedule and increase quality. The engineer supports senior engineers in providing a FAA compliant package of documentation to allow the certification of the installation.
  • Program/Project Functions:
  • May support multiple programs simultaneously. May be program focal. Works within budget and schedule guidelines.
  • System Engineering:
  • Gains a working knowledge of the complete Thales IFE System in order to triage problems or customer requests. Gains a working knowledge of other systems integrating to the Thales IFE System (OEM systems, third party connectivity system, etc.).
  • Communication:
  • Participates to the development of a monthly system reliability reports and presentations. Presents ideas effectively to internal personnel. Can internally justify or explain the rationale for a process or technical change. Can communicate with external parties (Airline Customers and OEMs) with guidance and direction. Can communicate the following with approval to internal and external parties as it pertains to Aircraft Engineering deliverables: system requirements, schedule, changes to product/design, and installation design. The position directly impacts sales, revenue, costs and customer satisfaction.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Irvine

Benefits

  • Elective Health and Dental plans. 
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a company contribution and a match, and without vesting period. 
  • Company paid holidays, vacation days, and paid sick leave. 
  • Company provided Life Insurance.