Structural Design Engineer II (Full Time)

  • Company:Piper Aircraft
  • Employment type:Full time
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Prepare drawings, Engineering Orders (EO), and specifications in a standardized format for use by Manufacturing in reproducing a product which will be in conformance to approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type data, adhering to Records and Release procedures.


Model conceptual layouts and proposed design changes in Unigraphics NX (CAD)
Modify existing drawings, both CAD and manual, to correct errors and implement new designs
Create new CAD drawings using Unigraphics NX
Construct and manage design packages using Teamcenter
Use best practices to design detail parts and assemblies (mostly sheet metal) that are low cost and easy to install or service
Determine appropriate standard hardware, utilizing stocked items when able or sourcing specialty hardware as required
Coordinate with other departments (Systems, avionics/electrical, etc) to meet program milestones and release drawings according to the project schedule
Work on projects that span multiple areas of focus including wing, fuselage, empennage, interiors, seats, landing gear, placards, etc
Support manufacturing and experimental hangar as required during build and testing of product improvements
Research existing parts and structure in areas that may not have CAD models
Facilitate design review sessions for cross-functional coordination
Some project management required including project scope creation and recommendations, progress tracking, and completion estimations
Perform other related duties as required



Bachelor degree in engineering or technology, (preferably mechanical or aerospace), and minimum five years general aviation related experience in airframe, mechanical drafting, or design.

General knowledge of all phases of aircraft design, testing, approval, manufacturing, inspection and service; materials and material strengths, all manufacturing processes and techniques relative to fabrication and assembly; working knowledge of Unigraphics CAD; and familiarity with FAR 23 and certification are required to perform the duties of this position.


Piper Aircraft Health Plan Overview:

Core Health Benefits:

· Medical

· Dental

· Vision

Piper Provided Benefits (Basic):

· Basic Life

· Accidental Death & Dismemberment

· Short-Term Disability (STD)

· Long-Term Disability (LTD)

· Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Benefits:

· Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA & DCA)

· Supplemental Life Insurance

· Long-Term Disability (LTD Buy- Up)

Trustmark Voluntary Plans:

· Accident Plan

· Critical Illness

· Universal Life (Whole Life Policy)

· Hospital StayPay

· Preferred Legal Plan

Piper Aircraft Time Off:

16 days of PTO (Paid Time Off)

11 Holidays


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