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Product Development Engineer I

McFarlane Aviation is an industry leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of FAA-PMA parts. We are growing and have open positions for entry level product development engineers that want to help us create those next great McFarlane products that we are known for.
 
If you are looking to make an impact at a company, crave a challenge and you are passionate about results then we suggest that you apply. At McFarlane you'll be part of a dedicated development team and be proud of the new products you create.  We offer a full benefits package, competitive salary, a team centered environment, and a great location outside of Kansas City metro area.  
 
Position: Product Development Engineer I 
 
Job Description:  
The Product Development Engineer I creates and develops new aerospace products that meet FAA-PMA regulations for safety and functionality. This job involves reverse engineering, product development, prototyping and testing, and support of production and sales teams. The product development engineer must work as part of the team to development the new product(s), defining data, production specifications, and the PMA application package.  
  
Position responsibilities include, but not limited to: 
·        Help drive the growth of an industry leading aerospace company through new product development 
·        Develop and substantiate New FAA-PMA components and assemblies 
·        Reverse Engineer existing products and develop superior solutions for these applications 
·        Develop 3D models, drawings, and the other data that defines McFarlane products  
·        Develop inspections and production specification for new product production 
·        Create, submit, and support FAA-PMA design applications 
·        Coordinate and support engineering efforts for both prototyping and normal production 
·        Support and educate production, quality, and sales staff regarding newly developed products 
·        Complete Engineering changes to facilitate efficient production  
·        Answer product questions from our customers and support staff 
  
Requirements and skills needed for success at this position: 
  • Minimum BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Exceptional team and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience solid modeling; Autodesk Inventor is preferred.
·        Understanding and the ability to apply dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M) 
·        Knowledge of basic structural design and analysis of mechanical components 
·        Understanding of material properties and use in component design
  • Ability to help organize, draft and deliver presentations to department leadership
  • The ideal candidate would have an interest in mechanical design and a passion for aviation.
  
Requirements computer skills: 
·        MS Office Suite 
·        3D Modeling Software (Inventor, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, Etc.) 
  
Additional skills that are desired: 
·        Finite Element Analysis experience (FEA) 
·        FAA product certification experience  
·        Hands on machine and manufacturing processes knowledge 
·        Aircraft maintenance experience 
  
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.