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Textron Avionics and Electrical Systems - Mechanical Engineer - Sr/Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

Avionics and Electrical Systems - Mechanical Engineer - Sr/Specialist

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades through the iconic and beloved Cessna and Beechcraft brands. We are passionate advocates of aviation, empowering people with the freedom of flight. As you join our legacy as a global leader in private aviation, you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, expand your skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities, and build your career. We provide a competitive and extensive total rewards package that includes pay and innovative benefits to support you and your family members – now and in the future, beginning day one. Your success is our success.



The Avionics and Electrical Systems Installations engineer is involved in all aspects of Textron Aviation’s product development pipeline for piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft. The engineer’s involvement ranges from new product development programs, to production line support, continued field support of legacy jets, and aftermarket product enhancements with an emphasis is on ensuring that the installation of all avionics and electrical equipment on the aircraft meet environmental, functional, weight, cost, and structural requirements to support the highest standard of safety and customer reliability expectations.


  • Prepare engineering drawings for the installation of avionics and electrical equipment and wire harnesses using computer based drafting tools (CATIA V6).

  • Assist in wiring diagram and harness assembly preparation using computer-based wiring software (Mentor Graphics).

  • Assist in writing test plans, conformity requests, functional tests, and compliance reports.

  • Assist in production and field support including design evaluations, troubleshooting, and root-cause and corrective action analyses.

  • Work alongside other organizations from engineering, customer service, ISC, flight test, and airworthiness to support a broad range of projects by providing your technical expertise.

  • Perform advanced electrical and avionics design and integration analysis requiring frequent application of mechanical engineering principles.

  • Prepare certification documentation including certification plans, ground and flight test plans and certification reports showing avionics and electrical systems compliance with 14 CFR Part 23/25

  • Evaluate and analyze avionics and electrical system design for completion of function hazard assessments and system safety assessments

  • Participate in the development and improvement of the team’s processes and tools.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or other related Engineering field

  • Minimum 2 years of relative mechanical, avionics, or electrical engineering experience is required.


  • Experience with avionics and electrical system design to the requirements of CFR 14 Part 23/25 is desired.

  • Experience with CATIA component and assembly design and drafting is strongly desired. CATIA V6 is preferred.

  • Experience with computer-aided wiring diagram and harnessing software is desired. Mentor Graphics is preferred.

  • Experience with electrical wiring, harnessing, and manufacturing is strongly desired.

  • Experience with a PLM system is desired. ENOVIA is preferred.

  • Strong computer, written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Time management skills are required to work multiple concurrent projects of various size and scope.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required, Visio experience is desired.

  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria is considered a plus.

Textron Aviation Inc. must comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations.  If a position requires access to sensitive information controlled under these laws and regulations, a successful applicant must be eligible to meet any requirements to access controlled information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Job Function: Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Standard
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting: 05/16/2024, 10:43:34 AM
Job Number: 323646