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Design Engineer - Standard Products


Winston Salem, NC, US

Requisition ID:  465652

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.


At Collins Aerospace, our Interiors team is focused on innovation, safety and cost efficiency. But we don’t just get people from point A to point B. We’re committed to making air travel more comfortable, connected and secure. As a leader in aviation interior products and services, we’re helping airlines and original equipment manufacturers create a positive experience for their customers. With offices and manufacturing facilities in more than 12 states across the U.S. and more than 10 countries around the globe, we’re changing the game of aircraft interiors. Are you ready to join our team?


As a leader in the aerospace industry, we have a number of exciting positions available right now, including a Design Engineer in our Seating Products business located in Winston-Salem, NC.


  • Design ownership of product life-cycle including initial concept through production and product support.
  • Design mechanical components and assemblies with an emphasis on manufacturability, reliability and maintainability. Create and manage Bill of Materials
  • Perform engineering calculations to determine the size and strength of components. Solve design problems and check computations contributing to analytical designs.
  • Prepare, modify and release drawings created in CAD (Unigraphics) to verify fit, form and function of mechanical designs.
  • Verify structural acceptability of designs by testing prototypes for reliability and FAA certification through dynamic crash testing.
  • Utilize engineering tools such as FMEAs, FEA, and DFMA to validate design content.
  • Evaluate materials and parts for use in new designs including communicating with current and new suppliers.
  • Operate in a team environment with other functional areas providing input to design solutions and participate in design reviews.



  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from a four-year accredited college/university required, or equivalent combination of education and at least three years' of experience.
  • Experience working with CAD software such as Unigraphics, Solidworks, Pro-E, and/or Catia required. Experience using and/or willingness to learn and use Unigraphics required.
  • Experience with full product life cycle design using 3D modeling in a production environment is required.



  • Prior experience in the design of mechanical systems for commercial aircraft seating products is a plus.
  • Experience designing and packaging mechanical components such as machinings, sheet metal and  thermoformed parts. Injection mold and composite experience a plus.
  • Experience working with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) principles.
  • Familiarity with FAA requirements a plus.
  • Experience with mechanical routing of electrical cables, and/or knowledge or experience with applicable aircraft specs related to wiring routing.


 EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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