Calspan Corporation

  • Senior Structural Engineer, Flight Operations

    Job Locations US-NY-Niagara Falls
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  • Overview

    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. These aircraft are used for variable stability programs, flight equipment testing, and a variety of other projects for private and government organizations. We are proud of our 70+ year history of flight controls, flying qualities, and engineering research, and our continued commitment to our customers.

    We are looking for a motivated Senior Structural Engineer to join our team and continue our rich tradition of modifying and flying test aircraft.


    Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer: 

    • 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. Mentor mechanical engineering staff to advance their skill-sets and practices.


    Preferred Education / Experience for Senior Mechanical Engineer:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • 5+ 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: 

    • Proficiency in GD&T stack-up
    • Proficient in using 3D-CAD design tools, including FEA
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

    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, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


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