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Design Engineer 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


Main tasks:

Assumption of design responsibility in various projects

• Creating draft concepts and concept studies according to specifications
• Support Design trade studies
• Creation of proposal bid and presentation documents and brief descriptions of the design proposals
• Lead and execute the detailed design and create fully elaborated assembly designs and interface drawings
• Coordinate with other designers assigned to the project
• Incorporate and develop advanced concepts, technologies and materials in collaboration with the technology group and manufacturing and J&T design
• Creation of the technical documentation (assembly plan, single parts and assembly drawings, parts lists and specifications, test samples) utilizing CAD, SAP and PC applications
• Perception of self-control in the context of inputs, especially when submitting mandatory parts model data files
• Carrying out the administrative tasks related to release and change management
• Evaluate proposed changes, and establish change requests
• Assess NC’s and support the error handling process
• Support of manufacturing, testing and PA


Requirements/Skill Set:

• B.S. in Engineering
• 3-5+ Years of relevant industry experience
• Experience with CATIA V5 desired
• Familiar with standard aerospace structural design practices
• Experience in joint design and different fastener usages
• Familiar with metallic and composite applications
• Problem solving skills
• Good communication and cooperation
• Organization skills


RUAG Space USA must comply with federal vaccine mandates, therefore all employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation approved prior to starting work.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Huntsville, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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