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Component Engineer 3

Requisition ID:  97312
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Component Engineer 3 role, reporting to the Engineering Manager, is responsible for the overall obsolescence efforts within the Braking Systems business unit. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of part and material obsolescence and the Obsolescence Management Policy defined by the organization.  Successful candidate will be a hands-on, active engineer who manages and directs cross-functional teams both locally and remote. A primary responsibility is to develop, implement and continuously improve the standards, policies and procedures for all work performed related to managing electronic part/material obsolescence. Act as focal point of contact for everything related to electronic components, establishes KPIs and tracks progress.

Job Core Responsibilities

 Part approval process, component selection, qualification and standardization:
        •    The scope of parts and materials ranges from purchased assembles, both electrical and mechanical, as well as electrical and mechanical components used in designs and all the associated compounds and accessories used in our designs (fasteners, connectors, seals, thermal pads, grease, gel, glue, thread locker, etc.).
        •    Single point of contact for all communication with components manufacturer within Braking Systems.
Change Management – Engineering Part Change Notification (EPCN) processing:
        •    Analyze the impact of the EPCN contents, with the support of the Design Engineers, all critical information and justification.
Obsolescence Management:
        •    Proactive Bill of Material check.
        •    Provide report status to customer.
        •    Work with supply chain, including suppliers for component management.
        •    Maintain and refine the Obsolescence Management Program (OMP).
        •    Follow component lifecycle in database and issue preventive actions to avoid future component obsolescence problems.
        •    Follow the industry guidelines of IEC 62402:2007.
        •    Follow evolution of international standards in this area through literature, conferences and workshops, and implement those in Braking Systems when appropriate. 

Job Specifications

Education:  Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering
Years’ Experience: Minimum 5 years of engineering experience in the Aerospace component field. Ten or more years preferred.
•    Extensive knowledge of Electronic components.
•    Highly organized and detailed oriented with focus on transparency in data and processes.
•    Demonstrated experience working and managing teams in a multi-discipline matrix environment required.
•    Ability to work independently and interface with cross-functional disciplines; using excellent interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion.
•    Ability to direct coworkers, located locally and remote, to achieve results.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence, while exercising sensitivity to the audience.
•    Ability to anticipate internal or external business challenges/regulatory issues and make recommendations.
•    Familiarity with industry standard tools used in Electronic component searches, such as Silicon Expert, Government - Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), other Internet search tools.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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