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AIT Project Engineer - Mechanical in Bothell, Washington

Project Engineer - Mechanical

Bothell, WA, USA

Req #430

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

AIT is the world's largest provider of automation, factory integration and tooling solutions dedicated to the global aerospace, defense, and space launch vehicle industries.

AIT offers a competitive compensation package (including free medical options for employees and their family), casual work environment and excellent growth opportunities.


The Project Engineer will be an active participant in the design, procurement, fabrication, assembly, integration, start-up, and commissioning of very large-scale automated aerospace assembly systems. The Project Engineer will take a leadership role while working with other engineers to concept, develop and design conventional and automated tooling systems and customized machine tools for the aerospace industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the completion of long-term engineering projects.

  • Perform engineering design evaluations and works to complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints.

  • Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Must lead by example and be capable of managing designers, stress analysis, offload design and offload fabrication.

  • In response to a customer’s specification the Project Engineer will, with other designers, collate concept models to define a detailed plan of system, process & sequence of operations for bid proposals.

  • Define, organize, and prioritize project goals.

  • Provide leadership to meet design schedules.

  • Work with the marketing group for new design considerations.

  • Provide support for new product introduction to manufacturing.

  • Occasional domestic or foreign travel to customer sites may be required.

  • Possess required experience, skills and attributes for assigned level in engineering, technology, (software) tools, and personal & leadership on the Engineering Skills Matrix.

  • Engineering – In training for advanced analysis; trained but needs support in stress; can work autonomously in concept, design, drawings, and technical publications.

  • Technologies – In training for Heating; trained but needs support in controls; can work autonomously in jigs & tools, platforms, machine design, integration,n and operations.

  • Software Tools – Can work autonomously in CATIA and GURU.

  • Personal & leadership – Can work autonomously in ability to lead, customer interface, process based thinking, requirements management, and scheduling & estimation.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Minimum eight years prior work experience in one or more of the following: Heavy Machine Design, Structural Design Aerospace Tooling Assembly Systems and Automation.

  • Manufacturing and machine shop background or relevant experience preferred.

  • CAD Software Knowledge:

  • CATIA V5, NX or Equivalent software knowledge (Solidworks, Pro E, etc.)

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software (Ansys or Femap is preferred)

  • Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a Secret security clearance.

    Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

List of needed knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully accomplish the duties and responsibilities of the job.

  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results.

  • Behave consistently and predictably; is reliable, responsible and dependable in fulfilling obligations and diligently follows through on commitments and consistently meets deadlines

  • Able to tackle complicated issues by evaluating information gathered and organized to arrive at an outcome.

  • Effectively communicate with all levels of personnel.

  • Respond and follow up to a customer’s inquiry or problem in a timely and effective manner.

  • Make timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks with information gathered and analyzed.

  • Build consensus through give and take and gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

  • Identify problems and review relevant information to develop options, then implement the solutions.

  • Provides check and feedback from independent review of engineering deliverables/documentation (i.e. 3D models, 2D drawings, design presentations.)

    Work Conditions:

    Environment Type:

  • Indoor, Office environment. Temperature controlled.

    Exposure Types:

  • No adverse environmental conditions expected.

    Work Hours :

  • Standard work schedule, overtime may be necessary for meeting deadlines, required travel, emergent conditions.

    Travel Requirements:

  • This position can involve travel up to 30% of the time.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    AIT Safety - AIT enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements. All employees that work in or enter the production environment are required to wear personal protective equipment.

    AIT Quality - It is our policy to provide quality products and services that meet customer expectations and delivery requirements. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AIT Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AIT Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

    AIT Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.

    Security Clearance Statement - This position may require a government security clearance; you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

    ITAR Requirements - To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at AIT must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158.

    Equal Employment Opportunity - AIT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. AIT hires and promotes people based on their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that nurtures trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

    Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation - Applicants wishing to view a copy of AIT’ s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .

AIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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