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Design Engineer

Let's exceed the expected!

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:

• Works with the engineering design and analysis groups to ensure first article and recurring production meets performance expectations

• Supports non-conformance disposition in coordination with Production and Engineering teams

• Supports trade studies and engineering changes driven by production learning

• Interface with design and tooling engineering to optimize design for production

• Participates in the final check-out of hardware

• Provides technical support for the Engineering Department for Structural and Mechanical aspects of day to day engineering

• Assist in training of other team members on mechanical standards and processes

• Provides input to a risk management plan to anticipate risks that adversely impact operations

• Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel

• Support Procurement activities to source suppliers for various services and spare part


Requirements/Skill Set:

• 5+ years of relevant industry experience in a manufacturing environment

• Proficiency with CATIA V5 CAD system and engineering drawing changes

• Composite and Metallic design experience

• Experience with Composite structural repairs

• Familiarity with tooling design

• Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and familiar with MS Project

• Strong understanding of Mechanical Design principles

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Familiarity with root cause analysis

• Autonomous and self-starter

• Highly organized, systematic, and precise

• Exceptional teaming skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

• Ability to work effectively with operators, maintenance technicians, engineers, managers

• Analytical understanding and critical thinking skills

• Ability to support production operations as needed, including after-hours call in support


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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