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Mechanical Design Engineer in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

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Our EMD site in Cheswick PA is hiring!  We are looking for several Mechanical Design Engineers to join the growing team.  Must have a demonstrated understanding with manufacturing and inspection processes, and the ability to work autonomously or act as an effective team member, exhibiting good inter-personal skills. 


Location: Cheswick, PA 


Essential Responsibilities: 



  • New and derivative concept to detail. Design of components and assembles comprising rotating electric machines (e.g., generators, motors, pumps and propulsors) and associated equipment

  • Perform engineering assignments in a timely manner

  • Apply engineering method for orderly, understandable execution of calculations

  • Work autonomously or act as an effective team member, exhibiting good inter-personal skills

  • Prepare technical work task/scopes

  • Develop understanding DFM (Design for Manufacturing) , DFA (Design for Assembly) and DTC (Design to Cost) concepts and their appropriate application

  • Learn and apply engineering software tools and systems

  • Acquire product knowledge and follow existing production and new machine production activities

  • Effectively use EMD drawing creation and convention

  • Participate on a field service team as appropriate

  • Provide quality communications to internal customers (verbal, written and telephone)

  • Author technical communications including Engineering memorandums (EM's), technical letters, and customer deliverables

  • Learn and work in accordance with procedures and instructions. CW policies, and safety, environmental and security rules and guidelines

  • Analytical evaluation of design -- e.g., structural, thermal, fluid flow, vibration shock

  • Specification preparation -- e.g., technical process, material

  • Provide engineering drawing input

  • Author/provide input to test specifications

  • Mockup design manufacturing and test

  • Participate in peer and technical reviews

  • Participate in vendor and customer meetings and presentations

  • Review customer contracts

  • Provide cost estimates, schedule and proposal preparation

  • Develop purchase order requirements

  • Assist in developing quality assurance requirements

 Education/ Experience:



  • BS Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. Advanced Degree a plus.

  • Prior work experience of 3-10 years or co-op experience in related field

  • Fundamental knowledge of CAD tools, FEA methods, 3D modeling software

  • Understanding of geometric tolerancing and dimensioning

  • Manufacturing experience in an industrial environment

  • Ansys or equivalent finite element analysis; MATLAB, Mathcad, Simulink or similar tool experience

  • Solid modeling and CAD systems (SolidEdge, Workbench and AutoCad)

  • Knowledge of mechanics (math, materials, computer skills, etc.) to execute technical calculations

  • Effective composition, documentation, and presentation skills

  • Experience with rotating equipment and machine designs (motors, pumps, generators and propulsors)

  • Must be US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance




This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.


Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.



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