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Repair Development – Mechanical Engineer




Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support the In-Service Operations of fleets of various Large, Medium, and Small Aero engines
  • Development of repair solutions for structural and rotating parts of engines
  • Support engine overhaul by providing repair solutions to salvage engine components
  • In-Service Issue Analysis (Maintenance), Non-conformance Investigation & dispositions
  • Technical Report writing and develop substantiation for the Airworthiness requirements
  • Repair procedure Development & writing repair instructions/ preparation and modification of Repair & Inspection manuals to support in service fleet maintenance on Aero-Engine components
  • Incorporation of Service Bulletin, Modification Bulletin, Design Alternation Request and Repair notes into the repair manuals
  • Provide inputs supporting evaluation and improvement of processes, tools, and methodologies & ensure best practices are used throughout the company.

Required Skills:

  • BS or associate degree from an accredited university/college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 6+ years of repair engineering experience)
  • Minimum one year of experience in repair engineering and/or technical writing on Gas turbines/Aero Engines components
  • Good hands-on experience in using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and similar tools)
  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills, organization & trouble shooting skills
  • Proven ability to work well within a team & collaborative environment with different engineering functions and manufacturing shops

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of repair source approvals and vendor trial management
  • Collaboration with other support functions- design, analysis, fleet, materials, sourcing, and shops to demonstrate repair processes are viable
  • Ensure configuration management changes and spares requirements are accounted proactively with sourcing/suppliers
  • Sound knowledge of gas turbine engines, engine components and their functions during engine operation
  • Knowledge of various failure/ deterioration mechanisms leading to component/ system failures or distress
  • Knowledge of various inspection methods including NDT techniques, various manufacturing techniques and their application during component repair
  • Familiar with Gas Turbine Materials, Tooling, Protective Treatments, Coatings and Heat Treatments
  • Knowledge of Gas Turbine fundamentals, component manufacturing, cleaning, and inspection processes
  • Experience in NX, Teamcenter, part drawing reading, preparing repair sketches, and GD&T

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or US Person

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Location: Cincinnati, OH

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