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Principal Engineer, Composites

Requisition ID:  56572
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Kentucky (3170)

Erlanger, KY, United States, 41018

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Principal Engineer, Mechanical acts as a key contributor in the Mechanical Engineering Team, and creates solutions to a wide range of  complex technical issues. Professionally leads a variety of mechanical engineering assignments and contributes to the characterization, analysis and development of the product.               

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Provides mechanical design expertise to support development of new mechanical items or improvement of existing ones
  • Supports complex mechanical engineering assignments throughout the project life cycle
  • Initiates improvements to Meggitt products, using best practices and professional knowledge
  • Acts as a professional resource for colleagues and provides technical direction and guidance to other team members
  • Reduces costs and improves mechanical design and development processes, using best practices and professional expertise
  • Performs value analysis during the product design phase while optimizing product development costs
  • Provides technical support for new projects and evaluates the requirements and implications
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary
Job Specifications

Education : Post-secondary degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations


Years Experience : 10 years or more of relevant experience


  •  Ability to act as a technical lead on projects of a complex nature and provide mechanical engineering expertise 
  •  Proficient with 3-D modeling , CAD and Solidworks
  •  Ability to absorb and apply new technical information and evaluate implications
  •  Effectively communicates difficult concepts and negotiates well with others   
  •  Solid analytical skills and judgment to proactively identify and solve increasingly complex problems
  •  Demonstrated ability to improve products or services by applying professional and business knowledge 
  •  Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to drive tasks to completion


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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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