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BAE Systems is seeking a Hardware Design Engineer for our Controls and Avionics Solutions (CAS) business located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Being a trusted provider of aerospace solutions, the CAS business develops, produces, and services advanced and highly reliability electronic controls for the leading manufacturing of commercial and military aircraft including their flight and propulsion systems. As a member of the BAE Systems' team, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with complex electronic controls and solve challenging technical problems that both enhance our products performance and that matter to our customers.
In this Hardware Design Engineer role, the qualified candidate will have a mechanical engineering background and project leadership experience to provide design support for the circuit card and final product manufacturing/repair of commercial aerospace controls and electronics. Day-to-day activities will include providing hands-on support to the manufacturing team to aid in resolving design related issues, and acting as the engineering liaison between the remote design engineering organization and the Fort Wayne Operations' team. The goals of this role involve integrating Lean Manufacturing and Design for Six Sigma principles to increase design manufacturability by improving yield and reducing defects and cost.
As a Hardware Design Engineer, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, creating and maintaining engineering change notices; supporting the development and qualification of new manufacturing process; analyzing, measuring and improving existing manufacturing processes using six-sigma tools and techniques; interpreting engineering procedures, drawings and standards to ensure product remains in compliance to both internal and external requirements; collaborating with Quality Engineering on suspect non-conformances utilizing established MRB procedures and practices.
This role is to be performed mostly on-site in the Fort Wayne, Indiana manufacturing facility. Hybrid work model allows some work from home when work scope is applicable.
Some light travel may be required (< 10%). Willing to train applicants with applicable background
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and minimum 2 years of experience.
- Ability to perform mechanical tolerance analysis.
- Ability to interpret and apply technical specifications, standards, and customer requirements.
- Demonstrated proficiency in problem solving and critical thinking.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and organize multiple activities in a cross-functional team environment.
- Experience with MS Office products.
- Effective communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Understanding of material science and the physics behind failure mechanisms.
- Understanding of basic electronic and electromechanical components and their design applications.
- Familiarity with configuration management including Product Lifecycle Management/Product Data Management (PLM/PDM) systems, product drawings and parts lists, and analysis of product design change history.
- Proficient at interpreting engineering documentation and industry standards.
- Adept at problem solving to root cause.
- Experience using analytical tools and methods (ex. SPC, 6 Sigma tools, etc.) or Greenbelt certified.
- Experience working in a high energy, fast-paced manufacturing environment.
- Familiarity with manufacturing procedures and practices of high reliability electronics.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
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