Calspan Corporation


Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
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Calpsan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system.  We are an engineering products based company with excellent prototype and low-rate production machining capability. We are seeking a Designer with strong working knowledge of comprehensive 3D CAD systems (preferably NX), to join our team. 


  • Use CAD system to develop initial 3D solid model of mechanical components and assemblies; Provides CAD models in appropriate form for use by Analysis personnel at various stages of the design development
  • Work closely with Engineering and Program Management personnel to refine design, solve problems, explore alternate approaches, etc.
  • Interact with Fabrication personnel to ensure manufacturability of design and with Programming personnel to ensure content of solid model for programming activities
  • Identify/select standard components for use in the design
  • Perform initial material selection and sizing of components


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Associates Degree in related discipline,
  • 3+ years of related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above


Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Self-starter, able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize workload
  • Working knowledge of applicable CAD systems (Unigraphics preferred)
  • Understanding of GD&T
  • Strong written and verbal communication


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


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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