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Textron Piston Design Engineer/Engineer Sr in Wichita, Kansas

Piston Design Engineer/Engineer Sr



Engineers will develop, plan, organize and conduct complex design assignments on Textron Aviation aircraft. This role will operate in one or more functional disciplines within engineering. Work requires use of advanced engineering principles.


  1. Responsible for completing complex development, design, testing and certification assignments for new design or modifications. Develops creative, scientific alternatives during course of job assignments to reach desired outcome.

  2. Conducts research, calculations, estimates and drafting of projects to conform with established specifications such as capacities, styling, performance and determine status of work in progress. Performs above work utilizing frequent application of in-depth engineering principles.

  3. Maintain a high degree of proficiency in computer applications to accomplish tasks.

  4. Consults and coordinates with other engineering and manufacturing personnel to coordinate design function and resolve technical problems. Consults with supplier to discuss and remedy issues in a more timely and efficient manner.

  5. Requests and coordinates work performed by Engineering support groups, Experimental, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for the project. Instructs suppliers as to materials, equipment and hardware for utilization on aircraft in accordance with approved specifications.

  6. Maintains contact with Product Support Engineering and production departments to resolve engineering problems impeding production and to assist in the incorporation of new design concepts and changes.

  7. Monitors and conducts analyses on first article fabrication and operation to assure adequacy of design.

  8. Reviews and evaluates supplier proposals for potential utilization on future models.

  9. Provides guidance to lower grade engineers and drafters in the solution of specific, complex design problems, which must be resolved during development and testing.

  10. Assures supervision awareness of program status, problems and successes. Provides periodic design reviews and update presentations to management of engineering and other company organizations



  • Bachelor’s Degree in:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Other related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience or relative aviation technical experience.


  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Time management skills to support multiple concurrent projects

  • Understanding of 2D & 3D design concepts

  • Working knowledge of generic CAD design tool processes

  • Ability to read and produce 2D drawings using standard industry practices

  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience in CATIA V5 or V6 is preferred

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​​​​​​​

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: 292196