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Textron Airframe Design Engineer (multiple levels) in Fort Worth, Texas

Airframe Design Engineer (multiple levels)


We’re more than aviation experts, we’re pioneers. We challenge what’s possible. From breaking the sound barrier to advanced tiltrotor systems. Today, Bell is shaping the future of aviation through specialized engineering. And we want you.

Airframe Design

Bell is seeking a self-motivated Airframe Design Engineer to join our engineering team and support the continuing development of our new products. The Airframe Design Engineer is responsible for design activities related to the preparation and release of engineering data related to the completion and certification of this aircraft. This position must maintain compliance to the Airframe Design Manual, Best Practices, Customer and Regulatory Specifications, Bell procedures, Program Directives, and annual CRC requirements.

What you’ll be doing as Airframe Design Engineer:

  • Create airframe structural designs based on trade studies, research, and analysis.

  • Create model-based definition, which includes 2D and 3D annotations, for detail, assembly, and installation of airframe components and engineering bill of materials.

  • Coordinate with other engineering, manufacturing, or specialty personnel to resolve problems.

  • Mentor other engineers and lead the team in developing technical solutions.

  • Specific tasks include responding to data/action requests from procurement, manufacturing, tooling, etc.

  • Execute Tasks to Cost and Schedule Requirements.

  • Support supplier/teammate design activity.

  • Support test activity, including test plan development, execution, and reports.

  • Apply technical knowledge, standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.


Skills You Bring To this Role :

  • Proficiency with GD&T and general part sizing.

  • Proficiency in CATIA V5, CATIA V6, or Enovia.

  • PC proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Must have the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to coordinate and lead design activities and report status to program management.

  • Must be able to build and maintain effective relationships with customers, internal and external suppliers, as well as horizontal integrations across the other teams to complete design tasks.

What you need to be successful:

  • We are looking for inquisitive and driven engineers with a passion to innovate.

  • Multiple levels of experience will be considered with at least 2 years aerospace structural design or transferrable industry related experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a Major in Engineering, Mechanical or Aerospace is preferred.

  • Advanced degrees will be considered as additional experience.

  • Related degrees with relevant experience will be considered.

What we offer you in return:

  • You’ll be off every other Friday with our 9/80 work schedule

  • 80 hours of Personal Time Off (PTO)

  • 120 hours Vacation time

  • 12-13 paid holidays per year

  • 6 weeks parental leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive health insurance

  • On-site clinic, pharmacy, physical therapy, and licensed counselor

  • Access to more than 11 Employee Resource Groups

  • And so much more

It’s time to make your mark on the future of aviation. Join us on this mission, and let’s make history together.

We are on a journey to amplify innovation, cultivate purpose and bridge experiences by fostering a culture that is driven by unique perspectives, voices and values.

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.

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company: Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Req ID: 317594