Chicago, Illinois, United States

Aircraft Electrical Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL or Irvine, CA, USA

Responsible for engineering IFE/IFC projects within the Systems Installation group from an Electrical design standpoint; from system design to integration to installation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for engineering, designing and developing Electrical installation engineering documentation based on customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Design and develop in-flight entertainment/connectivity equipment electrical installation engineering documentation to support airline customer s requirements. Documentation includes Aircraft Wiring Diagrams, Cable Assemblies, Wire Removal Drawings and Electrical Load Analysis Reports, etc.
  • Provide support for planning, customer meetings, preliminary design review PDR , critical design review CDR , aircraft surveys, aircraft installations, etc.
  • Support Certification, Installation, Program Management, Marketing and other departments to coordinate program requirements.
  • Work with external Engineering groups to integrate third-party vendor equipment with own systems.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD to perform design responsibilities for wiring assemblies and wiring installation drawings, etc.
  • Provide inputs to Drafters for systems design criteria to support aircraft installations. Assist in the guidance and direction for problem solving to Drafters.
  • Applies knowledge of equipment, Avionics Wiring and installation requirements to develop unique system wiring solutions.
  • Support integrated supply chain with manufacturability and obsolescence issues, product transitions to new suppliers and cost savings initiatives.


  • BSEE or related technical field or equivalent.
  • 5+ years’ experience in aviation industry.
  • Experience with Wiring Harness Assembly drawings, Wire Routing and installation in transport category aircraft.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD. Experience with Solid Works and Pro E is a plus.
  • Extensive experience with complex avionics systems.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of Avionics component parts utilized in the design and manufacture of cable assemblies (i.e. connectors, contacts, wire types).
  • Must have extensive knowledge of components and parts utilized in the installation design of cable assemblies.
  • Must have a high understanding of airline regulatory guidelines and design requirements for aircraft wiring.
  • Shall possess total System Integration knowledge.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interface with customers, vendors, and other internal departments.

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Categories: Engineer
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Mike Lott

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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