Principal Manufacturing Engineer Projects – Fort Worth, TX

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to work for an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

Bell is seeking Principal Manufacturing Engineer to support Bell’s manufacturing engineering operations at our FT. Worth, Texas location.

The Principal Manufacturing Engineer will guide the successful completion of major projects in support of strategic priorities and complex technical objectives, the Manufacturing Engineer IV, either alone or by leading a team, applies advanced manufacturing technical principles, theories and concepts to the development of innovative manufacturing technology on existing or advanced designs, concepts, processes, systems and tools. Exercising considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of an assignment, the individual possesses company unique Manufacturing Engineering knowledge and expertise in multiple specialty and advanced manufacturing technical areas with project management implementation skills. Represents Production Engineering as prime manufacturing technical contact on advanced projects and/or programs coordinating manufacturing technology deliverables between functional organizations.

Experience and Education:

Each of the following are valid combinations of experience and education for this position.

Position Requirements:

Below are essential responsibilities of a Manufacturing Engineer IV:

  • Direct customer facing experience either supporting production, industrialization of product or frontline leadership.

  • Able to effectively identify, report and resolve potential safety and quality hazards/risks.

  • Able to self-initiate tasks and courses of action to develop scope of work, resource estimates, progress metrics, and communication cadence for overall project management to meet mission critical objectives.

  • Able to coordinate cognizant design engineering and integrated operation teams to perform producibility analysis and manufacturing trade studies to determine cost effective solutions to complex manufacturing technical objectives.

  • Able to manage complex projects through a disciplined approach to initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing to achieve specific goals to specific success criteria.

  • Work and deliverables reviewed and checked through Project/Program management, Technical Fellows, and Functional management.

  • Mentors and shares manufacturing technology expertise with team mates and colleagues.

  • Knowledge and/or expertise in several manufacturing technologies to include, but not limited to the following:

    • Aero-structure – Airframe design of metallic, non-metallic, machining, cutting tool, additive part fabrication and assembly manufacturing processes, equipment, tool integration, and product verification.

    • Electrical and Mechanical Systems – design, integration and installation manufacturing processes, tool integration, equipment, and product verification.

    • Tail, Main and Prop Rotor Blade Systems – design of metallic, non-metallic, machining, cutting tool, additive part fabrication and bonded assembly manufacturing processes, tool integration, equipment, and product verification.

    • Manufacturing Execution Systems – process specifications, CAD/CAM; production planning, material requirements scheduling, and material kitting and handling.

    • Tool and Equipment Integration – Facility requirements, ergonomics, safety, environmental, automation, robotics, metrology, tool & die fabrication, tool design methodology, determinant tooling & fixtures, loft practices, flat patterning, numerical controlled programing of equipment, tool cutting/addition technology applied to the fabrication and assembly of vertical lift systems.

  • Knowledge of military and commercial aircraft systems.

  • Able to apply engineering design and analysis knowledge to evaluate discrepancies and anomalies.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office tools of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Outlook

  • Previous experience with direct support of Rotors Systems and Advanced Composites Tooling is preferred

  • Previous experience with military program management is preferred.

Don’t miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment where you feel a sense of belonging. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where unique experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.

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 Field
: Manufacturing

Primary Location
: US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company
: Bell Textron Inc.

: Full-time

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

: First Shift

Job Posting
: 11/14/2019, 10:14:53 AM

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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