R&D Project Engineer - MET (MANUF003076)
Sargent Aerospace

Tucson, Arizona

Posted in Aerospace

Job Info

Join the Sargent Legacy in Securing Our Future

Founded in 1919, RBC Bearings (Nasdaq: ROLL) has a long, successful history of quality craftsmanship and innovation in highly technical bearing products that require sophisticated design solutions and manufacturing capabilities for Industrial, Aerospace and Defense applications around the world. In 2015, RBC acquired Sargent Aerospace and Defense.

Founded in 1920, Sargent Aerospace & Defense leverages 100 years of expertise as a premier global supplier of precision engineered customized components that directly contributes to the safe operation of countless commercial and military aircraft, rotorcraft, submarines and land based vehicles.

At Sargent, our mission is to secure our future by making the challenging a reality. We achieve this by delivering high quality products and services that meet customer requirements and exceed customer expectations through employee development, customer focus and continual improvement.

Sargent’s continuing investment in people, assets, technology, and process quality ensures excellence and is integral to the company’s commitment to customers and their end-users. As we grow, we will continue to root our culture through our core values of Integrity, Respects & Values People, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Results Focus and Continual Improvement.

Company Benefits Include:

· Competitive Compensation

· Bonus platforms

· Holidays/Vacation/Sick Time

· 401k Savings & Investment Plan

· Tuition Reimbursement

· Medical/Dental/Vision Plans


· Life & Disability Insurance

· Gym & Rideshare Incentives

· Our Schedules support work/life balance:

  • 4-day work week
  • ½ day Fridays
Dedication to our core values. Our must haves…
  • Integrity-We do the right thing the right way. Our ideal candidate is ethical, honest in all interactions, delivers good news and bad, and follows through on commitments. Key Skills & Abilities: is fair, credible, confidential, fiscally responsible and accountable for decisions and actions.
  • Respects and Values People- We encourage and bring out the potential of others. Our ideal candidate embraces diversity, recognizes and supports the accomplishments, talents and development of others. Key Skills & Abilities: is committed to the building of strong relationships and creates an environment of trust and mutual respect.
  • Customer Focus - We act with excellence in each and every interaction. Our ideal candidate builds strong internal/external customer relationships, and goes above and beyond to deliver high quality products and services on time, every time. Key Skills & Abilities: is responsive with strong customer service skills, product and job knowledge to provide excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Teamwork- We are better together. Our ideal candidate is inclusive, engaged and collaborative, sharing information, ideas and experiences to accomplish goals, improve decision making and leverage capabilities. Key Skills & Abilities: is a dependable team player, demonstrated through attendance and punctuality, works well with others and has strong communication skills (both oral & written) to keep all stakeholders informed.
  • Results Focus- We focus on the outcome, not the obstacle. Our ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic with a results/performance driven track record in a fast paced, changing and challenging environment. Key Skills & Abilities: is adaptable, works with a sense of urgency and high level of initiative and demonstrates a commitment to quality with attention to detail.
  • Continual Improvement - We encourage and drive innovation. Our ideal candidate must be naturally curious, passionate and never satisfied with the status quo. Key Skills & Abilities: is innovative and has a problem solving mindset that provides and implements CI ideas.
With continual growth comes opportunity and Sargent has an immediate opening for a Research & Development Entry Level Project Engineer.

Position Summary
This engineering position reports to the Chief Engineer for Research and Development (R&D) and is responsible for working in a team environment for the design, testing and documentation of R&D prototypes and new design processes.

  • Self-starter who demonstrates a sense of urgency in meeting expectations and delivering results.
  • Assist in the creation & review of new concepts, designs, and test data with proper application of engineering principles.
  • Assist in the development of technical proposals, cost estimates & schedules for R&D.
  • Perform engineering analysis (stress, FEA, fatigue) and apply problem-solving methods to support new product development and/or sustaining production of existing designs.
  • Work on design concepts and drawings in CREO.
  • Apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to facilitate inspection and manufacturing.
  • Work directly with machinists to fabricate components.
  • Work directly with manufacturing engineers to assemble and test components.
  • Write test plans and test reports in support of assigned programs to demonstrate compliance to R&D goals and customer specifications.
  • Support or lead component/assembly testing or work with test technicians to achieve test goals.
  • Investigate, diagnose and resolve complex technical problems and communicate in clear simple terms.
  • Maintain accurate, orderly project records, including design and test data, customer specifications, directives, etc.
  • Provide assistance on development test programs and production.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Physics or Mechanical, Aerospace, or Mechatronics Engineering, OR actively pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – must have completed at least 30 credits of junior/senior level technical classes.
  • Ability to perform engineering hand calculations such as stress, fatigue, deflection.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to learn 3D modeling software (CREO preferred).
  • Excellent writing, presentation, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent MS Office skills.
  • Attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of this position.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of this position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Hands-on, mechanical aptitude displayed through personal hobbies/projects.
  • Prior exposure to a professional engineering work environment (i.e. internships, job shadowing, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of engineering software such as Mathcad, MATLAB, LabVIEW software.
  • Working knowledge of engineering analysis processes such as FEA, modal analysis.
  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Working knowledge of engineering topics such as acoustics, vibration, hydraulics.
  • Familiarity with metal forming and manufacturing methods & processes.
  • Familiarity with DMAIC (or equivalent) problem solving methodology.

ITAR Requirement:Due to ITAR regulations, this position requires that the employee must be a U.S. Citizen.

Quality Requirement:Employees will participate in understanding, implementing and maintaining the Company Quality Policy in accordance with AS9100 and/or ISO 9001 requirements.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:The employee will be required to move throughout the building to collect, handle and process production and prototype parts.

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