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General Electric Helicopter Static Structures Design Engineer in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

Avio Aero is reinforcing the focus to excellence in aeronautical Mechanical Transmissions for Helicopter’s and VTOL applications.

In this spirit, we are looking for a talented engineer, expected to perform design activities with particular focus to static structures design.

The Helcipter Static Structures Design Engineer utilizes expertise to develop and execute objectives for self and others, solve problems and have the ability to affect short-term and some long-term business goals.

The position is within the Engineering Section dealing with the New Product Introduction process from concept design to product detailed definition, certification and initial production support for Helicopter’s and VTOL NPI programs.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide and strengthen technical knowledge expertise in complex aeronautical gearbox static structures components (e.g. light alloy housing castings, adapters, forgings).

  • Capture system level requirements (engine / aircraft) and flow-down to component definition deploying the required deep integration (cored fluidic lines, load path definition, optimal scavenge geometries, …).

  • Design the components identifying alternatives, agreeing upon design CTQs, scoring and down-selecting optimal solution to achieve product performance/cost/weight matching manufacturing capabilities.

  • Build and strengthen technical knowledge expertise in legacy and novel manufacturing processes, identifying component validation needs.

  • Proactively support and coordinate the activities with other departments and suppliers (concurrence design)

  • Issue the technical documentation relative to the component design according to engineering policies and procedures (presentations as well as analysis reports)

  • Contribute to and participate as a presenter in technical and program reviews

  • Support source technological substantiation and non-conformances assessment (MRB)

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

  • Support cost-out activities, identifying opportunities and leading and contributing on design tasks for implementation (e.g. concurrence, analyses, DEC)

  • Proficiently use of available design CAD tools (Unigraphics NX)


  • Master Degree in Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering from an accredited university or demonstrated experience in Mechanical Design of complex aeronautical gearbox static structures components

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

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for static structure components (including castings)

  • Proficient in the use of CAD tools (e.g. Unigraphics NX)

  • Clear thinking, diligent approach, target oriented; curiosity and passion for mechanical design

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

  • English and Italian language knowledge, both written and oral.

  • EU work permit

Desired Characteristics

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

  • Experience with CAE tools (e.g. Nastran, Ansys)

  • Previous experiences in multicultural environment, preferable previous international experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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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