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Project Engineer

  • Kent, Virginia, United States
  • Jun 14, 2024

Job Description

Position Summary

Parker Aerospace is a global leader in commercial and military aircraft and aeroengine technology. With the addition of Parker Meggitt, the company collaborates with customers to enable engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to join an industry-leading global company that believes in empowering its employees? Are you prepared to use your inquisitive nature and strong work ethic to help our team solve the world's greatest engineering challenges?

A career at Parker is rife with rewards and opportunities. But a career at Parker is not for everyone. Finding success at Parker requires dedication and an insatiable desire to win. We seek very smart people who also have the equally impressive characteristic of humility. We solve our customer's challenges as teams, working together to ask the questions that have never been asked before.

Parker understands that solving the world's greatest engineering challenges requires an inquisitive and intelligent workforce, and we invest in our employees to ensure they are the best in the industry. Our global success relies on empowered employees operating in an environment that breeds ideas and solutions, and we take every possible action to ensure this happens.

Project Engineer

We are looking for a talented mechanical or aerospace engineer who can successfully manage and engineer new aerospace assemblies from inception through shipping.

This position will conceptualize and analyze multiple alternatives and solutions to a given engineering problem; design both the part and the associated manufacturing process; solicit and evaluate quotes; design tooling; write planning; and troubleshoot manufacturing process while working with all levels of customers, suppliers, shop and management personnel.

Functions and Responsibilities
  • Ensure that specification requirements are identified and achieved, that the project ships on time, that quality requirements are met, and that processes used will enable cost objectives to be achieved.
  • Define process to be used for part manufacture, and produce planning used by manufacturing and suppliers to fabricate/assemble the product.
  • Estimate tooling, material and labor to build assigned product per customer specifications.
  • Communicate with customers & suppliers to support quotations and resolve technical issues.
  • Support/Lead development of aftermarket products which improve performance and/or lower costs for end-user customers.
  • Manage project within both internal and external deadlines and changing time constraints.
  • Provide on-going periodic maintenance and technical assistance or problem solving as required.
Skills, Education and Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required.
  • Ability to manage projects from quote through product delivery.
  • Experience in manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of physical sciences, metallurgy and statistical design and methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, from shop employees to customer management both internally and externally.
  • Ideal candidate is hands-on, has strong mechanical aptitude, enjoys building things, and is capable of successfully managing increasingly complex engineering projects from inception through delivery.
  • Must be proficient using CAD.

    Desired skills but not required:
  • Experience in aerospace.
  • Aircraft component and/or system design and qualification.
  • PMA and/or DER technical package development.
  • Working knowledge of FAA regulations.
  • Sheet metal manufacturing utilizing stainless, titanium, high nickel, and other high temperature alloys.
We offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package. See what we have to offer!

Benefits: Our benefits start on day 1 of employment! We offer 2 medical plan networks, each with 4 plan designs - you'll be sure to find the healthcare plan that fits your life! With each medical plan network, there are plans that include a Health Savings Account and a Health Reimbursement Account. You can choose from 3 dental plan options and vision coverage as well. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts for both Childcare and Healthcare expenses as well as optional Supplemental Medical Benefits (Critical Illness, Accidental Injury & Hospital Indemnity). Reduced healthcare premiums offered with a wellness incentive credit. Our company provided Life Insurance (1x annual salary), Accidental Life & Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance are available to employees.

Bonus: This position receives a Annual Cash Incentive Plan, starting at 12.5% of base earnings, which is based on division performance.

Retirement: Our 401k offers up to 5% Employer match with an annual Retirement Income Account (RIA) contribution of 3%.

Time Off: To help promote a healthy work/life balance, this position receives 120 hours of Paid Time Off

Holidays: Up to 14 Paid Holidays, including paid time off every year between Christmas and New Year's.

Parental Leave: 4 weeks Paid parental leave at 100% of your pay when you have a new addition to your family.

Education: Ongoing education is supported through our Educational Reimbursement program.

Extras: Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance programs, financial guidance resources, paid jury duty time, bereavement time and volunteer time, as well as paid days off for citizenship testing, marriage and birth. Free membership to Care.com, and optional legal coverage were additions to our benefits package this year.

• Certain positions may be offered relocation assistance and/or stock options.

The wage range for this role considers allowances for several factors, including but not limited to required experience, skill level, prior training, licensure/certifications, education, and other business needs. A reasonable estimate of the current range is \$90,043-\$150,255.

Drug-Free Workplace
In accordance with Parker's policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. Completion of a U.S. Export Compliance Notice is required. Prospective employees must identify their status as a U.S. or Foreign Person, as well as their country of citizenship and residence.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf and http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf (06/20/2006) (C/O July 2015)