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General Electric Additive Mechanical Design Engineer in Brindisi, Italy

Job Description Summary

AvioAero is reinforcing the focus to excellence in aeronautical Mechanical Transmissions (ie accessory drivetrains, turboprop reduction gearboxes, geared engines, helicopter reduction gearboxes, etc).

With this spirit, we are looking for a talented design engineer, expected to perform design/Certification and production support activities within the Engineering organization with main focus on Additive technology (i.e. DMLM)

The successful Engineer will be working on design activity of mechanical components on Catalyst Propeller Gear Boxes (PGB) mainly on Front Housing.

The part is classified Life Limited and it is 3D printed in Brindisi Plant using Additive technology (i.e. DMLM), the first in whole AvioAero experience.

Due to nature of job, the successful Engineer will have the opportunity to develop very quickly a vast network across AvioAero as well as GE Aviation overarching several disciplines. In this role the engineer will be “end to end” responsible for design of the part as well as of its certification and entry to service. He/she will be working with internal/external suppliers/functions (Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Sourcing, NDT specialists, Program) making sure the produced part is always aligned to the design intent and to certification requirements.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead development, certification and entry into service of the part

  • Actively lead the development and maturity of the Additive technology applied to the part design

  • Lead technical and program reviews as owner of the part

  • Issue technical documents relative to the components design according to engineering policies and procedures (drawings, presentations as well as analysis reports)

  • Capture system requirements, flow-down to components definition identifying relevant validation needs

  • Lead source technological substantiation and non-conformances assessment

  • Support activities related to development findings, components performance and investigations (e.g. test requests and data postprocess, laboratories investigation)

  • Develop components and modules design to cost, performance and life objectives

  • Proactively support and coordinate activities with Manufacturing/Sourcing/Quality and Suppliers to implement product improvements (e.g. concurrent design, cost-out activities)


  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering from an accredited university

  • Previous proven experience in mechanical design preferably in mechanical transmissions

  • Experience with CAD tools (e.g. Unigraphics NX) is mandatory where CAE tools (e.g. Nastran, Ansys) is desired

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Team working and inclusiveness proven capabilities

  • Clear thinking, diligent approach, result oriented

  • Fluent English and Italian, both written and oral

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • EU work permit

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge Additive technology (DMLM preferable)

  • Knowledge of designing component using Additive technology

  • Knowledge of aeronautical power gearbox technical requirements, design solutions, technologies

  • Experience in cost and value engineering

  • Previous experience in mechanical design of complex products and New Product Introduction process

  • Experience on structure stress analysis.

  • Previous experience in testing environment will be considered as plus

  • Capable to work in multicultural environment, preferable previous international experience

  • Curiosity and passion for mechanical design

Avio Aero is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability . We are not all the same. Just Be yourself @ Avio Aero

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