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Becker Avionics
FlightSafety International

Design Engineer

Menominee, MI 49858
United States

Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
All Other Helicopter Jobs
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $70,000 To $90,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description



Proudly made in the USA, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, a Surack Enterprises company, has a rich history for design innovation with the thrill of flying in our veins. Our goal is to provide helicopters to exact specifications and deliver support and maintenance worldwide. We offer many available configurations and have the capability to equip and style each customer's Enstrom to fit their unique needs. Performance, operating cost, reliability, customization – at Enstrom we check all the boxes and deliver a world-class helicopter that is highly regarded on every continent. Step into an Enstrom and one realizes we are passionate about what we do. Our helicopters offer superior performance for military training, law enforcement, commercial, and private operations.

We are seeking a full time Design Engineer with Aerospace/Rotorcraft experience. The right candidate for this position will be driven and passionate about manufacturing exceptional helicopters, enjoy the challenge of being an integral part of a rapidly growing business and most of all, take pride in knowing they will be one of many reasons customers will enjoy the thrill and pride of owning an Enstrom.

We offer:

  • A full competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and more!
  • A family and team-oriented work environment and a company culture that supports personal and professional growth, excellence, quality consciousness, communication, and innovative collaboration.
  • Negotiable relocation assistance package for the right candidate.
  • Compensation commensurate with knowledge and experience levels.
** This is an onsite position located at our facility in Menominee, MI **

This person will work in the Engineering department Design Group designing components, subsystems, and systems for the aircraft. Candidate will be responsible for coordinating efforts on large design projects as well as supporting vendor projects, various certification programs, and current production. Candidate will report to the Design Manager and work with the other Engineering groups.  

Duties include but are not limited to the following: 

Product Changes:
  • Make minor changes (including E.O.’s or drawing revisions, if necessary) as required to correct design issues raised by vendors, Production, Test, or the Production Liaisons. These changes must be coordinated through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required. Coordinate and support the certification efforts of major changes through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required.
Component/System Design:
  • Design components, systems, and subsystems for the helicopter. This includes initial design and oversight of the detail or final design of the components and parts. The integration may include working with other engineering departments to generate the necessary Type Design information, including technical manuals (mechanical systems material within the maintenance manuals and flight manuals).
DCR Incorporation:
  • Research and incorporate DCR’s (Drawing Change Requests) as appropriate. These changes must be coordinated through the Engineering system for proper release to the FAA, as required. 
Engineering Liaison Support:
  • Research of mechanically or structurally related production issues (including purchased items) or field related service issues, as required. Investigate issues, develop solutions, and determine impacts on short-term and long-term production and field support needs. Incorporate changes into designs when needed. Work with vendors on purchased items to resolve similar issues.
Structural Analysis:
  • Perform basic structural analysis as required to support the design duties, as well as the general engineering effort on an "as needed" basis. 
Job Requirements
  •  Minimum 5 years experience in aerospace industry. Rotorcraft preferred.
  •  A basic or advanced understanding of aircraft structure and mechanical systems.
  •  A basic or advanced understanding of sheet metal, welding, machining, and fiberglass manufacturing and assembly procedures.
  • A basic or advanced understanding of FAA rules, regulations, and certification processes.
  • CAD skills required; SolidWorks preferred.
  • Basic structural analysis skills.
  • Basic or advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a minimum).
  • Superior problem solving skills.
  • An ability to work with people.
  • An ability to work multiple projects and multi-task.
  • A Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) is desirable.