Senior Product Design Engineer

February 28, 2023
Application ends: February 28, 2025

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You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we are innovating for the future. And you can, too.
Engineers at our Endicott NY location support the following Business Areas:
Controls & Avionics Solutions (CAS) : In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help define and develop the next generation of avionics – whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or power management.
Power & Propulsion Solutions (PPS): In Power & Propulsion Solutions, we’re involved with everything from providing efficient, power management on military vehicles to developing eco-friendly, hybrid and electric systems for the commercial world. Be part of a team that is helping to keep the air we breathe much cleaner.
Our growing business is located in the Greater Binghamton area, which is home to several sports teams, shopping centers, a growing downtown, the State University of New York at Binghamton, several large healthcare employers and some of New York’s top-ranked school districts. The area enjoys a rich heritage, with multiple diverse communities, local cuisine, and festival celebrations. Within an hour’s drive there is access to hiking, skiing, lakes, waterparks, casinos, golfing, camping, fishing, vineyards, and breweries. A 9/80 work schedule gives employees a great opportunity to experience all that the region has to offer and provides a balanced work and family lifestyle.

BAE Systems is looking for a mechanical engineer to join its Hardware Engineering team in Endicott, NY. The hardware design engineer will support the development of aerospace control electronics for commercial and military applications.

Job responsibilities for the position include:

  • Apply expertise in the area of mechanical design of Electronics Packaging towards design of electronics enclosures and/or CCA’s, for commercial and military aircraft applications. Applications include flight critical controls systems as well as non flight critical high reliability electronics such as cabin systems.
  • Mechanical design, development and selection of hardware components for electrical assemblies utilizing fundamental mechanical engineering principles, theories and techniques.
  • Interpret mechanical design requirements, customer specifications, industry and military specifications and ensure that all requirements are realized in the design of the equipment.
  • Perform design of high reliability electronics package enclosures, utilizing 3D CAD tools such as Creo Parametric or similar tools.
  • Support mechanical design aspects of Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA), and Printed Wiring Boards (PWB).
  • Design to meet environmental and reliability requirements typically encountered on military and commercial aircraft programs.
  • Prepare and substantiate Engineering changes to released designs, and review changes written by other team members.
  • Design for producibility, partnering with the Manufacturing Engineer to drive a producible and cost efficient design in the production environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders across the functions, especially manufacturing, to achieve the optimal design and manufacture of the equipment.
  • Support concept designs in support of proposals on an as-needed basis.
  • Develop test plans in support of Qualification, Accelerated Life testing, Stress Screening, Reliability growth, as well as Design Verification.
  • Review drawings and changes to ensure suitability for the design and manufacturing of the product.
  • Review and approve manufacturing instructions/plannings.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, schedule driven environment.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with mechanical aspects of circuit card assembly and printed wiring board design in military, aircraft, or other high reliability electronics packaging environment.
  • Familiarity and experience with assembly design and metal part design in military, aircraft, or other high reliability electronics packaging environment.
  • Experience designing and routing wire harnesses within electronics enclosure and/or vehicle system.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws.
  • Exhibits sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers, suppliers.
  • Working knowledge of drawing and configuration management practices.
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents
  • Experience with writing test plans and executing test plans for environmental testing of high reliability electronics (thermal, vibration, humidity, etc.).
  • Experience with mechanical aspects of HALT, HASS, and other techniques of testing structural integrity and reliability.
  • Experience recognizing and solving mechanical failure modes that occur in high reliability environments.
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) practices and manufacturing equipment.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead a small team in the solution of open ended problems.
  • Proven ability to coach and teach others in the organization.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Design of Electronics Assemblies using 3D CAD tools such as Creo Parametric or similar 3D CAD tools.
  • Ability to effectively lead a large team (>10) in the solution of open ended problems.
  • Experience planning and managing a project schedule and budget.
  • Experience identifying and managing project risk.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.