Sr. Mechanical Engineer

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Carlisle Interconnect Technologoies
Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Sr. Mechanical Engineer


Milwaukee, WI 

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Responsible for the development and documentation of electrical and avionics systems designs in a cross-functional engineering team environment. Provides support to other departments including manufacturing, sales, customer service, and quality. Products include: high-performance electro-mechanical systems and components, integrated structures, and control panels used for aircraft entertainment, navigation, and communication systems.

The Sr. Mechanical Engineer works under the direction of an Engineering Team Lead and/or Engineering Manager to perform the following:

  • Develops detailed designs by analyzing product or equipment specifications, performance requirements, and existing manufacturing capabilities. Performs diverse and complex design, fabrication, modification, and evaluation of products by applying advanced engineering principles.
  • Determines feasibility of designing new equipment or modifying existing equipment considering technical and economic factors, available resources, time constraints, and company planning, by performing detailed trade studies, applying analytical methods, and creating solutions, and establishing engineering plans.
  • Provides technical information affecting long range plant and product engineering planning by researching manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations.
  • Conducts complex analyses pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials or processes and completes required documentation by applying advanced engineering principles and company standards, and generating detailed reports, procedures, or change proposals. Prepares documents and presents results to internal and external customers.
  • Develops acceptance, engineering evaluation, development and qualification/certification test plans, procedures, and reports for large scale or complex products. Compiles and analyzes operation, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification requirements, cost-determining optimum solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Directs preparation of product design data, which includes detailed drawings, assembly drawings, wire diagrams, and installation drawings by coordinating with customer, engineers, designers, and drafters, interpreting complex customer and functional requirements. Develops critical data and makes advanced layouts and documentation necessary to present design proposals to customers.
  • Reviews complex drawings and layouts to ensure clarity, completeness, form, fit, function, and conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies. Directs revisions and improvements to engineers or designers.
  • Communicates with customer to establish understanding of customer's technical requirements and convey design capabilities, product performance, and organizational expertise. Identifies new business opportunities.
  • Creates technical proposals for customers by integrating knowledge of product, regulatory requirements, market, price point, organizational capabilities, and corporate strategy.
  • Enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement methodologies in design, manufacturing, and organizational areas. Directs or leads product and process improvement initiatives.
  • Enhances technical knowledge by routinely reading technical publications, enrolling in educational courses, engaging in professional associations, benchmarking best practices, and participating in the development of industry standards through applicable committees.
  • Directs or coordinates and leads organizational improvement initiatives that involve cross-functional team settings and responsibilities.
  • Provides leadership, trains, and mentors engineers.
  • When required, creates and maintains project schedule, resources, and budget, which includes the generation of milestones required to complete assigned projects.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor of Science in engineering or related field of study with seven or more years of industry experience typical, Master's with three years of industry experience typical.
  • Knowledge about the operation and design of aircraft Mechanical and avionics systems is a plus.
  • Familiarity with regulatory certification requirements for aircraft Mechanical and avionics systems is a plus.
  • Strong MS Office skills: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel.
  • Skills in the use of 2D and/or 3D design software a plus.
  • Optimally utilizes all channels of communications.


  • Language skills -- ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written communication skills


  • Occasional domestic and international overnight travel may be required to support on-site aircraft surveys, design reviews, and product installations.