Textron Mechanical Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Mechanical Systems Engineer


Bell requires an Mechanical Systems Engineer to support the development, design, and testing of a next generation aircraft. This position is located at Bell Helicopter’s Ft. Worth headquarters facility.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and analysis of vehicles hydraulic/electrical door actuation and integration throughout the product design lifecycle including trade studies, conceptual design, preliminary design, detail design, engineering release, technical reviews, procurement/manufacturing, assembly and ground/flight testing.

  • Definition and layout of mechanical actuation system including linkages design and sizing, actuator sizing/selection, component specification development. Support mechanical flight control integration.

  • Direct design and integration activities, coordinating suppliers deliverables and schedules, and reporting status.

  • Prepare and present technical performance, cost, and schedule material for major design and requirements reviews to program management and engineering technical community

  • Develop and coordinate system qualification and functional test plans and execution.

  • Determine appropriate corrective action concerning system performance and reliability arising from SIL testing, production quality issues, ground/flight testing and customer feedback.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Major in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics will be considered.

  • Master’s Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above is preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience in air vehicle actuation, integration, fabrication, assembly, test, certification / qualification and supplier management is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in air vehicle hydraulic or electrical actuation systems, mechanical flight controls integration is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience managing aircraft suppliers during development phase of aircraft program is required.

  • Must be a proven self-starter requiring minimal supervision, with excellent foresight and problem solving skills.

  • 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, analysis, and program tasks.

  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, including root cause determination and corrective action, and have the ability to work effectively within a team.

  • Experience with rotorcraft systems integration, development, and testing is preferred.

  • Familiarity with commercial and military qualification and certification of aircraft systems.

  • Desired experience with Primary Development/Analysis Environments:

  • Enovia PLM

  • Catia V6

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written) are required.

EEO Statement

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Flight

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 271444