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Spirit AeroSystems Systems Design - Defense 2 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.


Key Accountabilities:

• Apply knowledge of engineering principles and techniques to the design and development of mechanical or electrical operating systems. • Ability to evaluate designs and perform trade studies for performance, functional adequacy, cost effectiveness, and regulatory compliance. • Ability to develop specifications and oversee supplier hardware development, test, and certification programs. • Knowledge of material selection, packaging methods, routings and installation in aircraft environments. • Knowledge of drafting and dimensioning fundamentals. • Knowledge of three-dimensional CAD software for development of details, assemblies, and installation drawings. • Areas of expertise may include design of hydraulics, pneumatics, miscellaneous fluid systems, mechanisms, wire harness, and electrical equipment installation.


Required Qualifications:

  • This role requires US Citizenship

  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance. Employment start date would be determined based upon program need and obtaining clearance

  • Successful candidates must be able to secure Program access approval

  • Demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment

  • Working knowledge of aerospace industry practices and standards

  • Advanced thinking and problem-solving ability

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Candidate must be a resident of or willing to relocate to the Wichita, KS area

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Systems Engineering or other related course of study from an ABET accredited program

  • Requires educational credentials meeting the Spirit classification standards for engineers and typically 2 to 4 years' experience in an engineering classification / position

    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.