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Textron Engineer - Design for Manufacturing (DFM) in Wichita, Kansas

Engineer - Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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.



  • Coordinate with design teams to provide dimensional management plans through the design and build process.Provide advanced variation sequence, variation analysis, detail part datum generation, and tooling index strategies.Collaborate with Project Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling and M&P to facilitate design-build and the cost-variation balance.


  • Develop build methodologies for complex systems and components that capture all necessary functional requirements for the aircraft.

  • Conduct preliminary and detailed design studies, including aerodynamic, structural, and systems analysis, to ensure design meets project specifications, safety requirements, and regulatory standards.

  • Lead working level design/build meetings to identify optimal manufacturing methods, part sequencing, part and tooling index plans and document results.

  • Utilize stress and fatigue software to perform technical loads analysis, relating to structural integrity.

  • Perform variation analysis using statistical methods to determine manufacturing build plans.

  • Provide Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) support and analysis.

  • Recommend and develop new manufacturing processes and procedures to improve aircraft fabrication and assembly.

  • Design and develop new aircraft components using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

  • Troubleshoot and conduct root cause analysis and provide solutions for design-related, tooling, or manufacturing related issues during the experimental and production build process.

  • Analyze, interpret, and present aircraft inspection data to determine prospective areas of improvements or troubleshoot manufacturing issues.

  • Reverse engineer parts without electronic design information.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering,Systems Engineering, orrelated field

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing design or relative engineering experience required.


  • Understanding of aircraft and aircraft systems.

  • Excel and PowerPoint proficiency and Visual Studio programming a plus.

  • Experience in manufacturing processes, metrology, and GD&T a plus.

  • Catia V5/V6 and 3DCS experience a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to clearly communicate technical details to others

  • Creative and innovative thinker

  • Action oriented and self-motivated

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Computer Proficiency (MS Office, CAD, 3DCS, etc.)

  • FEA and CFD analysis experience a plus.

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: Experienced
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 06/03/2024, 9:59:42 AM
Job Number: 323833