26 days ago


Fort Worth, TX


Senior Airframe Design Engineer


We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

+ The Airframe Design Engineer at Bell is responsible for design activities related to preparation and release of engineering data for airframe components and systems.

+ Furthermore, the airframe design engineer supports the manufacturing, assembly and validation of these components.

+ Finally, the airframe design engineer ensures compliance with all best practices, customer and industry specifications in support of air vehicle performance and safety requirements.

+ This position is located at Bell’s headquarters facility in Ft. Worth, TX.

Position Responsibilities:

+ Create detail, assembly and installation airframe design definition in the form of 2D and 3D technical data utilizing CAD software and various analytical tools.

+ Support manufacturing of airframe components, interpreting technical data and assisting in product improvements.

+ Improve detail, assembly and installation airframe design definition in the form of 2D and 3D technical data utilizing CAD software and PLM software.

+ Participate in a cross functional team environment completing a variety of objectives depending on the program lifecycle assigned.

+ Support Supplier Manufacturing, Quality and Tooling with creation and interpretation of 2D and 3D digital part definition


Education Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering.

+ Other equivalent technical disciplines will be considered with enough applicable experience.

Position Requirements:

+ At least 6 years aerospace structural design experience with 2D/3D modeling, requirement capture, and specification development preferred.

+ Strong communication skills with internal and external customers

+ Proficiency with basic office computer software, specifically the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

+ Working knowledgeable of GD&T requirements.

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.

+ Thorough understanding of common and advanced inspection techniques and how they relate to part design and manufacturing.

+ Proficiency in understanding tooling and machining concepts related to metallic and non-metallic components.

+ Travel: up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience working in a precision manufacturing environment, focused on mechanical or non-mechanical component manufacturing processes such as composite layups, metal machining, heat treatments, and other specialized processes.

+ Experience with mechanical computer aided design tools such as CATIA v6, UG v5, and/or ProE.

+ Experience with Mathcad, MATLAB, FEM software (ANSYS, etc.).

+ Demonstrated success working in a team environment and articulating technical data and concepts to a wide audience of individuals of different technical backgrounds.

+ Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a variety of activities and tasks while dealing with change.

+ Previous experience working with PLM software such as ENOVIA to drive product lifecycle.

+ Strong interest in directly working engineering concerns within a supply chain organization. Emphasis is placed on supplier issues, frozen planning, and MRB

+ Previous experience working on cross functional engineering programs.

_Don’t miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment where you feel a sense of belonging. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where unique experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight._

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift
Req ID: 292980