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Spirit AeroSystems Liaison Engineering - Defense 1 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France, and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles, and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Work Location: Wichita, KS

Key Accountabilities:

  • Material Review Engineers represent the entirety of Engineering as members of the Material Review Board (MRB) in an Aerospace production or preproduction environment.

  • Requires the capabilities to formulate, analyze, substantiate and document dispositions for production non-conformances within the boundaries of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and /or OEM delegated requirements .

  • Utilize independent, single signature authority for dispositioning non-conformances on aircraft structural components, systems, functional tests, and wiring / electrical installations under rapid-paced production schedules.

  • Perform decision/disposition processes based upon knowledge of the design and manufacture of machined /sheet metal parts, weldments, non-metals, advanced composites, and/or large-scale assemblies and systems integration.

  • MRB engineers are self-motivated and possess the ability to act decisively, communicate effectively, and demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness when exercising his or her role in MRB delegated or non-delegated environments.

  • Utilize skills in applying systems-thinking to improve the producibility of hardware and in the resolution of production problems, in improving the maintainability of components, and in resolving component performance issues.

  • Possesses the ability to investigate root causes and recommend resolution to design discrepancies.

  • Has the ability to manage projects and lead or participate in cross-functional teams to accomplish engineering and manufacturing initiatives.

  • Utilize CAD 3-D/PLM programs (CATIA/Enovia, NX/CPLM, or equivalent) to open and interrogate Model Based Definition.

  • Perform “hands-on” investigation of non-conformances and coordinate solutions with manufacturing and quality organization personnel.



  • Experience as a Material Review Engineer or other equivalent experience.

  • DOD Secret clearance required, or the ability to obtain a Secret clearance

  • U.S Citizenship Required

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Structural Engineering or another related course of study from an ABET accreditation is preferred, although not a required accreditation standard.

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.