Missouri, United States

Manager of Engineering – Springfield, MO

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  Manager of Engineering

Employment Location:  Springfield, MO

The employer is a very successful company with more than 40 years in business and has thrived by serving niche segments of the regional aerospace market by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. The company has an employee-centric culture focused on their Team Members’ on providing high quality products and services to their customer base, which is made up of most of the regional aircraft market. The company’s approach creates a dynamic environment that challenges their team members to perform at their best.

The employer is currently recruiting for a Manager of Engineering to develop aircraft and components and approve engineering data at their trio of facilities.


  • This position reports directly to the COO.
  • Manage and participate in all aspects of product development for assigned components, as detailed below –
  • Liaison with company subsidiaries and entities to provide engineer support, including their clientele and customers.
  • Manage group or direct and contract employees to support the business operations.
  • Grow business sector to add additional revenue streams in this related field.
  • Analyze existing commercial aircraft components to reverse engineer them and develop equivalent or improved replacement parts.
  • Use test equipment such as Force Gages, Light Meters, electronic test equipment, calipers, etc. in the analysis, design, and reverse engineering of aircraft components.
  • Direct and manage dimensional inspection and material analysis of assigned components by outside suppliers and support specialists.
  • Determine required Acceptance and Qualification testing for assigned components.
  • Prepare Test Procedures and oversee development of required test fixtures and test equipment.
  • Research and identify potential suppliers. Support the development and qualification of new suppliers. Act as technical liaison with suppliers to support production of assigned hardware.
  • Analyze part function to prepare Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on assigned components and associated aircraft systems.
  • Prepare FAA design substantiation document packages and coordinate FAA review.
  • Forecast and track Project Status for Management review.
  • Provide Technical Support to customers, suppliers, and internal personnel for existing products.
  • Perform other activities as assigned by management.

This position may require 5-15% travel to visit airline engineering departments, test facilities, MRO facilities and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, including locations outside the United States.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related Engineering field required.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products is required.
  • Experience working to commercial aerospace standards is highly desired.
  • Understanding of aircraft, engines, and associated systems (avionics, flight controls, bleed air systems, engine accessories, landing gear, interiors, etc.…) is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electromechanical devices such as Displays, Switches, Proximity Sensors, Pressure and Temperature Sensors, etc. including testing requirements, materials, and drawing requirements is highly desired.
  • At least four years commercial or military aerospace design or project experience with similar products strongly preferred.
  • Hands-on prototype, manufacturing or repair shop experience is desired.
  • Successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated effective decision making, organizational and technical problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with the FAA PMA certification process a strong benefit.
  • Must be flexible in handling multiple tasks and can work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

This is a great position for someone who loves challenges, a chance to learn an exciting business, and looking for an opportunity to move up in a successful company. The employer offers competitive compensation, an excellent 401K plan, and medical, dental, life, and disability insurance.

  • Location: Missouri, United States
  • Categories: Engineer, Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

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

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