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Senior Design Engineer

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.
Key Responsibilities
The PPG Aerospace Transparencies Group produces and markets over 1400 different glass, plastic, and composite transparency designs and related products across three manufacturing facilities supporting Commercial, Military, General Aviation, and Specialty Armored markets. These are sold to aircraft OEMs, airline operators and end users throughout the world.
The Transparencies Design Group at PPG Aerospace provides the designs, technical specifications, and direction for developing new products and materials along with input to the development of new process technology, improvements to existing products and process technologies.
The Design Engineer is accountable for the engineering design, certification, and support of both new and existing Aerospace Transparencies products delivered to the market. The Design Engineer provides product testing and product performance evaluations to assure that products and transparency programs profitably meet performance expectations defined by the customer, regulatory agencies, and the Aerospace Transparencies Platform. The Design Engineer is responsible for technical communications within PPG, as well as to customers and to government regulatory agencies and authorities by means of engineering test reports, presentations, white papers, etc.
The Senior Design Engineer must possess a strong background in concepts particular to aircraft design and analysis of aircraft flight loads along with a thorough understanding of structural mechanics and the Finite Element Method. Will oversee and direct the activity of design engineers and structures analysts in the group and review and approve test plans, certification test reports, and results of finite element analysis as they apply to PPG transparencies products. A high level of interaction with customers, sales, product support engineering, program management, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory agencies is required.
The Senior Design Engineer should remain technically aware of market and industry trends, government and international regulations, customer requirements and PPG Aerospace Transparencies manufacturing process requirements. Technical responsibilities include providing leadership and support to the Huntsville, Sylmar, and Ampaspace manufacturing facilities through the effective use of engineering skills and experience in such disciplines as structural design and analysis, electrical design, product testing, and product certification.
The Senior Design Engineer will actively participate in the New Product Introduction process and Technical Reviews and Management Gate Reviews and will be a key contributor in the engineering review board (ERB) and material review board (MRB) processes.
The Senior Design Engineer will provide continuous improvement for the department's environmental, health and safety, quality and value performance to insure an injury free work place, 100% compliance to customer satisfaction while meeting plant profitability objectives and from time to time will participate on safety, quality and value improvement teams.
This position follows the PPG Engineering Hierarchy levels of promotion.
Job Titles Band
? Engineer V H
? Engineer IV H
? Engineer III G
? Engineer II G
? Engineer I G
? Engineer Associate II F
? Engineer Associate I F
Experience and Education
The position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical engineering or in a related field of study and fifteen years of experience. Masters degree preferred.
Success Factors/Functional Competencies
Prime Success Factors (focus on results, drive change, promote teamwork, develop others, build trust & respect, and understand market & customer perspective) plus the following:
1. Safety, Health, and Environment - Assure that new product development includes attention to all safety, ergonomics, health, and environment requirements for both manufacturing and product use. Assure that all regulatory requirements for the support of new and existing products are met.
2. Quality/Customer Satisfaction- Develop and perform design analysis for new or revised products to ensure customer and regulatory agency requirements for structural integrity and service performance are satisfied. , execute and document product testing that assess product performance to requirements. Provide required technical support for the establishment of unique marketing and/or distribution programs.
3. Cost/Profitability - Using data and analysis along with input from manufacturing and product support personnel direct and coordinate the actions of AT technical resources in new product designs and design improvement activities for cost and/or performance. Provide technical support for the introduction of new products and cost reduction efforts.
4. Technical Communication ? Provide the required technical documentation and data in support of new programs as well as determining and responding to product design improvement requirements for existing programs and products. Develop Technical Proposals, Qualification Test Plans, Acceptance Test Procedures, and Engineering Drawings that satisfy customer and regulatory requirements and manufacturing capabilities. Provide technical leadership to the Design and Development Team during design definition and qualification phases of a new program. Draft responses to customer technical inquiries. Provide design analysis as required to support the responsible Product Support Engineer, Launch & Development Engineer, or Manufacturing Engineer. Interface with the FAA and their Designated Engineering Representative for the resolution of technical and certification issues as required. Establish constructive relationships with customer counterparts during the development of new products or in the analysis and redesign of existing products for resolution of field service problems, service life improvements or cost reduction.
5. Personal Growth - Establish and maintain positive and effective personal and organizational relationships with Sales, Program Administration/Management, Product Support, Manufacturing and Glass Business Development Center personnel. Ensure professional growth and development in all areas of accountability through involvement in appropriate on and off the job activities.
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG Industries, Inc. offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.
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