As an international brand company with German roots, we at RECARO pursue the vision of improving the performance of people in motion like no other. In keeping with our tradition, Safety, Quality, and Ingenious Design are at the core of all that we do. This allows us to exceed the expectations of our customers every day and make performance something you can feel: Feel Performance.

In addition to RECARO Holding and RECARO Child Safety, our corporate group also includes RECARO Aircraft Seating headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall. We develop, produce, and market innovative seats for economy and business class, which meet the highest standards when it comes to comfort, lightweight construction, and design. As an internationally renowned brand, we are one of the world’s three largest suppliers of aircraft seats with our premium products. To enhance our team, we are looking to fill the following position at our site in Fort Worth at the earliest possible date:

Platform Design Engineer

Overview

Responsible for assisting Project Engineers on all technical activities for assigned projects. Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable FAA/EASA regulations, customer requirements, accepted engineering practices, as well as RECARO standards; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project participants. Completes basic activities of design engineering, including investigation of aircraft layouts, designing aircraft seats and components in compliance with FAA/EASA regulations, and customer and OEM requirements.  

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Project Engineers, summarizes technical customer requirements, communicates this to the team and ensures customer expectations are being met.
  • Assists in coordinating all aspects of the design and certification of aircraft seats. This includes the coordination of designers, design engineers, electrical engineers, certification engineers and product support personnel as needed. 
  • Plans, schedules and tracks assigned engineering tasks; provides detailed report to Program and Engineering Management.
  • Investigates aircraft layouts for passenger seating systems and creates necessary drawings to ensure customer, OEM and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Utilizing knowledge of CAD 2D/3D systems , designs aircraft seats and components that meet customer expectations and are in conformance to applicable regulations. 
  • Generates 2D drawings based on created 3D models, using standard aerospace drafting practices, as well as in house drafting standards.
  • Creates passenger seat bill of materials (BoM) to meet project specific requirements.
  • Responds to concerns of customers by making design changes in seat design and components in a manner that meets customer expectations and are in conformance with applicable regulations under the supervision of the Project Engineer.
  • Participates in design meetings with project engineers to discuss engineering issues, including design changes and requests from customers.
  • Familiar in the use of CFR, EASA CS, (E)TSO regulations, as well as the use of parts lists with high variant diversity is a plus.
  • Supports Purchasing and Production by providing the necessary documentation to support sourcing of parts.
  • Occasionally independently lead programs as Project Engineer as assigned by the Team Lead or Manager.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree required in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering field with 0-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in the design of Aircraft interiors is a plus.  
  • Knowledge about aircraft documentation systems for after sales (CMM, SB) and aircraft configuration control systems is a plus. 
  • Experience in CATIA V5 or similar program is a plus.

Travel Requirements:

Employees are expected to travel up to 25% of the time both National and International as required.

You will be a perfect fit for our team if you are enthusiastic about innovative products, enjoy setting ambitious goals, love taking on responsibility, are motivated by an environment of appreciative, trusting collaboration, and have a strong creative drive. In return, we promise to give you the freedom to develop your potential with individual development opportunities and will provide you with the necessary competencies to increase your personal responsibility so that you can face the future together with RECARO.

Our recruiting team looks forward to receiving your application. Your personal information will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.