Mechanical/Structures Engineer III

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324242
    • Job Location: Arlington, TX
      Fort Worth, TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/14/2021
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05083
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Job Description


Works Mechanical/Structures design and development projects and provides solutions to difficult engineering problems here at KUAS.



The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Mechanical/Structures Engineers.  Each level of Mechanical/Structures Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.


  • Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.
  • Understands customer requirements and prepares designs in accordance with customer and derived requirements.
  • Prepares formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, parts lists, interface control documents, test procedures, etc.).
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction in relation to projects.
  • Supports system testing, trouble shooting, and problem resolution. 
  • Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting. 
  • Prepares test plans and reports.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.


Mechanical/Structures Engineer III

  • Acts as the Lead Mechanical/Structures Engineer per procedure for very complex projects as assigned by Manager that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require frequent customer interface.
  • Acts as Test Director for Mechanical/Structures sub-assemblies and assemblies when necessary.
  • Prepares and presents design review and technical interchange material to customers.
  • Reports progress in meeting customer requirements periodically.
  • Mentors Level I-II Mechanical/Structures Engineers.
  • Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Mechanical/Structures Engineers.
  • Provides interface to other engineering design and development disciplines, ensuring that Mechanical/Structures requirements are addressed and satisfied during overall system integration.
  • Supports business development efforts both in preparation of quotes and proposals as well as sales efforts.
  • Monitors and reports on customer satisfaction in relation to projects.


Other Job Functions (all levels)

Other duties may be assigned




Experience and Skills



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.




Each successive level of Mechanical/Structures Engineer builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) of Mechanical/Structures Engineer


Mechanical/Structures Engineer III

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Structures Engineering preferred).
  • 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 


Additional Desirable Skills:

  • 3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry.




  • Office and or manufacturing environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers.

  • May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally.




  • 0-25% May travel to support new business development and customer maintenance and to or from other KUAS locations.