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Textron Avionics and Electrical Systems, Mechanical Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Avionics and Electrical Systems, Mechanical Engineer



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.


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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

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

  9. 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

  • Relative mechanical, avionics, or electrical engineering experience is preferred.


  • 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.

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation.

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • 12-paid holidays a year

  • Paid parental leave options

A new career awaits.

As a federal contractor, Textron is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021. To ensure compliance with the Executive Order, all new hires will be asked to provide their vaccination status upon hire and will need to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

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.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 297693